For information pertaining to U.S. passports, see the Department of State Passport infomation page for guidance.
Non-U.S. Passport Guidelines
In general, when an applicant applies for a visa, he/she must have in his/her possession a valid, unexpired passport. To avoid delays when entering the U.S., it is recommended that the passport be valid for at least 6 months at the time of entry to the U.S. Additionally, there should be enough blank pages in the passport to affix a visa if the visa is granted. Passports should be in good condition and should not be damaged, mutilated, defaced or have missing or ripped pages.
The U.S. Embassy recommends that applicants have the CARICOM style passport when applying for a visa. Applicants with passports which do not contain the machine-readable zone or which are handwritten may be requested to obtain a new passport before the visa is issued.
If your passport has been stolen or lost and it contained a valid U.S. visa, please obtain an offical police report to present when applying for a new visa. Please report the loss of the visa to the Consular Office at (501) 822-4011. You will be required to follow the complete application process when applying for a replacement visa.