The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.
See our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to the United States.
The United States Embassy in Conakry, Guinea remains unable to resume routine nonimmigrant visa services, including for student visas. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date.
You may email firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe you are eligible for an emergency appointment involving life or death. We will only respond to valid requests. We are not we are not able to respond to other requests for visa services.
Services for Green Card Holders:
In early November the Consular Section will begin accepting a limited number of requests for services for Legal Permanent residents who have a lost/stolen/expired Green Card.
Email your full name, date of birth, A-number, a local contact number, and a brief description of your issue to email@example.com and we will make an appointment for you.
What is a Visa?
A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship.
Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the United States.
(Note: U.S. citizens don’t need a U.S. visa for travel, but when planning travel abroad may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country they wish to visit.).
Local Mailing Address:
U.S. Embassy Conakry
P.O. Box 603
Monday and Wednesday
7:30 a.m. – 15:00 p.m.
During Business Hours:
+224 655 104 000
For visas and official travel inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Embassy in Conakry does not process immigrant visas. The US Embassy in Dakar, Senegal handles immigrant visas for citizens and residents of Guinea who qualify for permanent residence in the United States. Please see for more information on the US Embassy Dakar website.
Customer Service Statement
The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States. We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.
We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:
- We will treat you with dignity and respect, even if we are unable to grant you a visa.
- We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.
- We will remember that, to you, a visa interview may be a new or intimidating experience and that you may be nervous.
- We will use the limited time available for the interview to get as full a picture as possible of your travel plans and intentions.
- We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to get appointments to allow travel in time for business, study, and other important obligations.
- We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website.
- We will provide information on non-immigrant appointment waiting times at every Embassy and Consulate posted on http://travel.state.gov.
- We will explain the reason for any visa denial to you.
Furthermore, if you are a:
- Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment and, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.
- Medical and humanitarian emergency traveler, we will expedite processing for those dealing with life threatening emergencies.
- Business traveler, we will establish appropriate mechanisms to facilitate business travel and expedite cases of particular concern to American business.
At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:
- Plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.
- Complete your application fully and accurately.
- Be forthcoming about your purpose and plans.
- Prepare for your interview by being able to clearly and concisely describe your intentions.