- How to apply for a non-immigrant visa
- If your visa category is K, CR1, IR1, and F21 please read the following pamphlet: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/pamphlet/pamphlet_5725.html
If you have applied to travel to the United States and would like to find out the progress of your application, you may view your case status by clicking on the following link: https://ceac.state.gov/CEAC/
(Please note that this service is not applicable to adoption cases, which are processed through a different system.)
What is a visa?
A citizen of a foreign country, wishing to enter the U.S., generally must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. The type of visa you must have is defined by immigration law, and relates to the purpose of your travel.
A visa is issued by a U.S. Embassy or Consulate and entitles the holder to travel to the United States and apply for admission. It does not guarantee entry. An immigration inspector at the port of entry determines the visa holder's eligibility for admission and duration of stay in the United States.
Who needs a visa?
Generally, foreign nationals entering the United States must have valid visas unless they qualify for travel under the Visa Waiver Program or is exempt from the visa requirement.
Please note: Travelers born in the United States and those who hold dual citizenship with the United States must enter and depart the United States on U.S. passports.
What type of visas are available?
** Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of their anticipated travel. **
For additional information on the visa process, please visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html
Important Security Information
To facilitate your entrance into the Embassy and avoid delays at the security checkpoints:
- Please do not bring mobile phones or any electronic devices as they are not allowed within the Embassy.
- We also strongly advise that you do not bring large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages to the interview appointment.
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