In general, companions of nonimmigrant visa applicants are not allowed to enter the U.S. Embassy compound. A person whose name does not appear on the gate access list will not be allowed to enter the premises. Only nonimmigrant visa applicants with interview appointments are allowed access into the interviewing area.
Applicants with special needs or conditions will be assisted by the Embassy staff. Parents of minor applicants (17 years old and below) and adult children of elderly or disabled applicants are allowed to accompany the applicants to the interview. Upon request, parents of adult applicants (18 years old and above); caregivers or yayas of minor applicants; and sons- or daughters-in-law, relatives, lawyers, or caregivers of elderly or disabled applicants may be allowed to accompany the applicants to the interview, if the request is approved.
The Embassy attempts to expedite the processing of the nonimmigrant visa applications of minors, the elderly, and those with special needs.
Please note: American citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) may not accompany nonimmigrant visa applicants to their interviews, except for applicants who fall into one of the special categories above.