International visitors add greatly to our nation's cultural, education and economic life. We continue the proud tradition of welcoming visitors to the United States, with secure borders and open doors. Read more.
Non-Immigrant visas allow foreign nationals to visit the U.S. temporarily for tourism, business, education, medical treatment, or petition-based employment. The type of non-immigrant visa required depends on your purpose of travel.
Please click on How to Apply for non-immigrant application instructions.
It's important to apply early; advance planning can smooth the visa application process for you.
The Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visa Units will be closed to the public on December 13 and December 27, 2013. Visa applicants may use the Embassy's Drop Box to submit requested documents.
American citizen services will not be affected.
Effective December 20, 2012, non-immigrant visa applicants will be able to check the status of their applications online.
Applicants will be required to enter their Application Barcode and the Interview Location.
CHECK YOUR APPLICATION STATUS