What is a U.S. Visa?
U.S visas – A citizen of a foreign country seeking to enter the United States in general must first obtain an U.S visas, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship.
Some international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for traveling without a visa. The Visa section of this website deals with US visas that allow foreign citizens to travel to the United States.
(Note: U.S. citizens do not need a U.S. visa to travel, but when planning a trip abroad, they may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country that In this situation, when planning a trip abroad, find out about the visa requirements in: country, see country information in the International Travel section of this website.)
How can I use a U.S visas to enter the United States?
Having a US visa allows you to go to a port of entry, an airport, or a border crossing, and ask permission from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector and border protection (CBP) to enter the United States. Although a visa does not guarantee entry into the United States, it does indicate that a consular officer at a US embassy or consulate abroad has determined that you are eligible to apply for entry for this specific purpose. DHS / CBP inspectors, guardians of the country’s borders, are responsible for admitting travelers to the United States, for a specified status and period of time. DHS is also responsible for immigration matters during your stay in the United States.
What types of U.S visas are there?
The type of visa you need to obtain is defined by US immigration law and relates to the purpose of your trip. There are two main categories of American visas: