The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu processes non-immigrant visas, diversity visas, immigrant visas, and I-730 asylee/refugee family petitions. Please choose the appropriate link from the menu on the left for additional information.
The U.S. Embassy Consular Section is located in Maharajgunj, near Narayan Gopal Chowk, opposite Nabil Bank.
Please contact the Consular Section’s customer service center for questions regarding non-immigrant, immigrant, and/or diversity visas. The service center can be reached in Nepal by phone at 1-800-091-0114 from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday-Friday or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Callers from the United States can also reach the service center at (703) 988-3428.
What is a visa?
A U.S. visa is issued by a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. A visa 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 into the United States.
What types of visas are available?
Immigrant Visas - An immigrant visa is required by anyone seeking to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States. Upon entry into the United States, an immigrant visa holder is processed for a Permanent Resident Card, commonly known as a green card.
Diversity Visa (DV) – A diversity visa is an immigrant visa granted to qualified winners of the annual diversity visa lottery.
Non-Immigrant Visas - A non-immigrant visa is required by anyone seeking temporary admission into the United States for tourism, business, education, medical treatment, or petition-based employment (the type of visa required depends on your purpose of travel) who is not eligible for the Visa Waiver Program, or is not exempt from the visa requirement.
Asylee and Refugee Follow-to-Join Petitions - The Embassy processes petitions that were filed by refugees or asylees in the U.S. on behalf of their immediate family members. Beneficiaries of Asylee and Refugee Follow-to-Join petitions are spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21.
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