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ANNOUNCEMENTS:


1. CHANGE IN BUSINESS HOURS

Both the Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Units will be closed on May 6, 2016 in observance of the special national holiday.  

2. DO NOT BRING YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO THE EMBASSY

Electronic devices such as cameras, cell phones, laptops, and MP3 players may not be brought inside the Embassy.  Please leave these items at home or make arrangements for their storage before arriving at the Embassy.  Doing so will result in speedier processing into the Embassy.  The Embassy has no capacity to store your devices.

3. IMPORTANT CHANGES TO VISA WAIVER PROGRAM

There are recent, important changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).  If you have travelled to Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya or Somalia since March 2011 (or are a national of a VWP country holding dual nationality with Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria), you are no longer eligible to travel or be admitted to the United States and/or its Territories (e.g. Guam, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands) under the Visa Waiver Program and are required to apply for a U.S. visa.  There are some exceptions, so see here for more information.


Welcome to the U.S. Embassy's Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) website!
We are excited that you are interested in traveling to the United States and hope that this website makes it easier for you to select and apply for the proper visa.

Who needs a visa? Anyone who is not eligible to enter the United States visa free under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), or is not exempt from the visa requirement, or whose registration has been denied under the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).

We strongly encourage you to apply for a visa well in advance of your proposed journey, and not to make irrevocable travel plans until you receive your passport with a visa.

How to Apply for a Visa To learn about our visa application process and schedule an appointment, please visit the Global Support Strategy (GSS) website

Have a Specific Question?  See our FAQs here.

Diplomatic visas and Government-Sponsored J programs
Applicants for no-fee visas in categories including:
  • A (Officials in Foreign Governments),
  • G (International Organizations & NATO),
  • C-3 (Foreign Government Officials in Transit),
  • Government-Sponsored J programs, and
  • Diplomatic passport holders,
please see this page for details on visa processing.

 

The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act: The Department of State wants to ensure that each nonimmigrant is aware of his/her rights, as well as protections and resources available, when working in the United States. To learn more, review the Nonimmigrant Rights, Protections and Resources pamphlet, please click here.

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