Non-immigrant visas are for international travelers (citizens of other countries), coming to the U.S. temporarily. The visa, placed in your passport when issued, allows you to travel to a U.S. port-of-entry (airport, for example) and request permission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection immigration officer to enter the U.S. A visa does not guarantee entry into the U.S.
International travelers come to the U.S. for a wide variety of reasons, including tourism, business, medical treatment, and certain types of temporary work. The type of visa needed is defined by immigration law, and relates to the principal purpose of your travel. For an overview of the types of nonimmigrant visas available under immigration law, please see our Visa Types for Temporary Visitors webpage. The Consular Officer at the U.S. embassy or consulate will decide what kind of visa you need, when you apply.
- Applying for a Non-Immigrant Visa in Nepal
- Student Visa Information
- Work Visa Information
- Non-Immigrant Visa Fees
- Requesting an Expedited Appointment
- Replacing Lost or Stolen Visas
- Non-Immigrant Visa Popular Links
For more information regarding visa rules and regulations, please visit the State Department website at travel.state.gov.
Join our online Communities
All downloadable documents on this page are provided in PDF format. To view PDFs you must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may download a free version by clicking the link above.