Non-Immigrant US Visas

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 ESTA.

Applying for the visa

With limited exceptions, nonimmigrant visa applicants aged 14 to 79 are required to schedule an appointment for an interview with a U.S. consular officer. The Embassy does not accept walk-in applications. Applicants under the age of 14 or those aged 80 or over are generally not required to appear in person and may use the services of the Embassy approved courier service to submit their application.

Before begining the application process, you are required to determine which type of visa is appropriate for travel. Please click on the relevant link below for further information.

Visa Category Description
A-1/A-2 Visa Diplomats & Foreign Government Officials
A-3 Visa Domestic Employee of a A-1/A-2 Visa holder
B-1 Visa Business visitors, Domestic Employees, Academics, Researchers and Students
B-2 Visa Holiday, tourism, medical treatment
C-1 Visa Transiting the United States
C-1/D Visa Crewmembers working on air or sea carriers
E-1/E-2 Visa Treaty Trader/Investor
E-3 Visa Australian professional speciality
F-1/M-1 Visa Students: academic & vocational
G-1/G-4 Visa Employees of an International Organization
G-5 Visa Domestic Employee of a G-1/G-4 visa
H-1/H-3 Visa Employment based visas including the H-3 trainee visa
L-1 Visa Intra-company transferees
I Visa Journalists & Members of the Media
J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor, Academics, Au-pairs, Interns
NATO -1/6 Visa Foreign Military Personnel stationed in the U.S.
NATO-7 Visa Domestic Employee of NATO-1/6 visa holder
O-1/2 or P-1/3 Visa Persons with extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics
Q-1 Visa International Cultural Exchange
R-1 Visa Religious Worker


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