Nonimmigrant Visas

On July 26, 2014 the U.S. Embassy suspended all embassy operations in Libya and relocated staff, due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest and armed conflict.  The U.S. Embassy in Tripoli remains closed and visa services are not available in Libya.

Libyan citizens living outside of Libya may apply for nonimmigrant visas in their country of residence or at any U.S. embassy or consulate.  In general, applicants residing in Libya may travel to and apply at any U.S. embassy or consulate that processes nonimmigrant visas.  However, if you do not speak English or a language commonly spoken in the country where you plan to apply, you should be aware that the interviewing officers’ lack of familiarity with local conditions in your country may make it more difficult to demonstrate your qualifications for a visa.

Applicants should always check the website of the embassy or consulate at which they plan to apply for restrictions on third-country applicants, visa entry requirements, U.S. and local holidays, and other post-specific policies.  Visa applicants are required to pay the visa application fee and book an appointment in advance, according to the U.S. embassy or consulate website where the applicant plans to appear for the visa application.  Please see for more information.

You can check the status of your visa application on