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Non-Immigrant Visas

Visa Application Procedures

The non-immigrant visa is required for persons desiring to enter the United States temporarily for a multitude of reasons. While international travelers with visitor (i.e. B-1 or B-2) visas comprise a large portion of temporary visitor travel to the United States, we also process visas for those seeking to study, work temporarily, as well as marry in the United States.

We thank you for your interest in applying for a non-immigrant visa. For a complete step-by-step guide on the visa application process, please click "How to Apply."

Should you have questions on the process, please contact us.

Consular Consolidated Database: Updates on Operational Status

  • We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. We are working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity. Please check with the embassy or consulate where you will apply for additional information.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS

  • Cell Phones Not Permitted on Embassy Grounds

    For the safety and security of all applicants and employees, visa applicants are not permitted to bring cell phones or other electronic  devices into the U.S. Embassy. Applicants who bring such devices will be denied entry. Please make arrangements to leave your electronic equipment in a safe location off Embassy grounds during your interview appointment. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation.

    Due to the extreme weather conditions, we ask that you do not arrive at the Embassy more than 15 minutes before your visa appointment