I am Malaysian. Does anyone know if I want to travel to the U.S on August 5th, when is the earliest date that I can apply for travel visa? How long does the U.S visa last?


Nonimmigrant visa applicants are encouraged to apply at least three (3) months in advance of the intended date of travel. So remember, apply early!

Visa Processing Time

Although visa processing time is typically three working days, processing time for specific cases may vary due to individual circumstances and other special requirements.

Source: official visa information website of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

How long does the U.S visa last?

Depends upon the Visa Type and a number of other factors, none of which you listed in the question

  • Do you mean I can do it before 3 months? Can I apply it now? – Raymand Teo Feb 24 '16 at 16:04
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    You can apply now. You will list your travel dates in your application and if you're granted a visa it will consider the fact that those travel dates still have a few months to go. They won't say this visa is valid from today up to 3 months when you have to travel after 6 months and they know it. – Hanky Panky Feb 24 '16 at 16:36
  • What if I haven't buy my flight ticket? Can I apply the Visa for August? – Raymand Teo Feb 25 '16 at 5:23

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