Nonimmigrant Visas: Crewmember Visa

Message for non-immigrant visa applicants:

Change in visa interview days during the months of August, September and October 2019.

Due to staffing gaps, interviews will be less frequent and may be conducted on different days than usual.
Please consult the Embassy’s online NIV Appointment System as it will be updated regularly.
Changes may arise, and if so, the public will be informed, and people with appointments will be contacted immediately.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule visa appointments well in advance.

U.S. Embassy Windhoek will resume regular services in the first week of November 2019.
Note: For applicants in need of urgent appointments, for instance due to urgent medical conditions or a death in the family, please read the Emergency Appointments section of our website.


Warning: Embassy Windhoek does not charge any fees for completing online forms and appointments!

While completing the DS-160 form, other commercial websites may offer assistance by asking for payment, but this is not necessary or required in order to apply for your U.S. visa in Windhoek.

Applicants only pay a onetime US$ 160 application fee in person, in cash, at the Embassy on the day of their interview and not on-line through the internet. Another Company, Website or Individual cannot guarantee the issuance of a U.S. Visa. Any such claims are fraudulent.

Crewmember (D) visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons working on board sea vessels or international airlines in the United States, providing services required for normal operation and intending to depart the United States on the same vessel or any other vessel within 29 days. If you travel to the United States to join the vessel you will work on, in addition to a crewmember (D) visa, you also need a transit (C-1) visa or a combination C-1/D visa.