A limited number of visa applicants may qualify for emergency visa interview appointments. To obtain an emergency appointment you must satisfy one or more of the criteria listed below.
- You to need to obtain urgent medical care in the U.S.
- You need to accompany an immediate family member who requires urgent medical care. Immediate family members include mother, father, brother, sister, child, grandparent or grandchild.
- An immediate family member in the U.S. has a serious medical condition and requires your presence urgently.
- You need to attend the funeral of an immediate family member
- You need to attend an urgent and late breaking business matter, where the need to travel to the U.S. could not have been foreseen
- You need to make an appearance in a U.S. court
What you need to consider
If you believe you qualify for an emergency appointment, please read the following points carefully, before you apply for an emergency appointment:
- In order to initiate your request for an emergency appointment, you must first have applied for a regular appointment.
- You must have documentary evidence to prove that you satisfy one or more of the criteria for an emergency appointment. (See above)
- If the consular officer finds you misrepresented your reason for travel to the U.S., a record of the misrepresentation goes in your case file and may adversely influence the outcome of your current and future visa applications
- If the consular officer determines you do not have a genuine emergency, as defined by the criteria above, the officer will ask you to come back on your regular appointment date.
- Once you obtain an emergency appointment, you are treated as a normal visa applicant; you must qualify for a U.S. visa in every respect
- The Visa Application Fee and the appointment fee are nonrefundable
The Consulate General in Guadalajara reminds applicants that it only accepts emergency appointment requests for people living within the Guadalajara Consular District (the states of Jalisco, Nayarit, Aguascalientes, and Colima.) All requests for emergency appointments in Guadalajara from residents living outside the Guadalajara Consular District will be cancelled.