AmCham Dubai is pleased to partner with the U.S. Mission to the U.A.E to provide business members access to expedited business visa appointments via the Business Visa Appointment Program (BVAP)

Through BVAP, the employees of AmCham Dubai’s business member companies who have an evident and urgent need for business travel to the United States will have the ability to request for an expedited appointment

Only Consular officers can determine visa eligibility, AmCham Dubai facilitates this service at the discretion of the U.S. Consulate.

Participation in BVAP may require separate supporting documentation and members are in no way guaranteed an appointment or the successful issuance of a non-immigrant visa.

AmCham Dubai strongly encourages applicants to apply for required visas well in advance of their intended date to allow for adequate processing time for applications.

The Procedure:

Have you tried to secure a Non-Immigrant Travel Visa for business travel but there are no appointments that meet your requirements?
Follow these steps for an expedited appointment

Step 1: Have your HR department complete the attached template for Employee Verification and Business Case for the expedited appointment. Please return the template on your company letter signed and stamped: to,
Click here for template.

Step 2: Go to

Step 3: Click on Sign-in and make a new account - from there follow the procedures as the site will walk you through it

Step 4: After finishing all the relevant application details you will be asked if you are an AmCham Dubai Business Member. If you are an AmCham Dubai business bember or an employee of the business member click the confirm button

Step 5: Select your appointment timing

Step 6: Once we receive all your verification documents AmCham Dubai will issue an original letter that must be picked up from our office and accompany you to your VISA APPOINTMENT. Your visa request may be canceled if you do not have the original letter with you

For all inquiries or issues related to the appointment or the process please contact the US Mission to the UAE directly at