December 19, 2012 - 17:56 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - On December 17, the U.S. embassy in Armenia started to implement new visa application and appointment procedures, with the changes to facilitate the process of applying for a U.S. non-immigrant visa.
Under the new procedures, visa applicants will receive the following services: the application fee may be paid by any of the following: (1) telephone by calling the local number at +374 60 270 113 (if dialing outside of Armenia) or 0 60 270 113 (if dialing within Armenia), U.S. number at +1-703-439-2353 or via Skype - usvisaarmenia, (2) online at www.usvisa-info.com, or (3) in person at any branch of the Ardshininvestbank. Applicants must pay by using cash or credit card.
Visa appointments may be scheduled free of charge by telephone by calling the local number or online at www.usvisa-info.com.
When an applicant pays the fee, the applicant’s passport (valid government-issued form of identification) must be presented to the bank teller. The applicant’s passport number will be tied to the fee paid at the bank. The same rule applies to online fee payments, press service of U.S. embassy in Armenia reported.