Types of Visas
Visitors to the United States require nonimmigrant visas. The type of visa you need depends on your purpose of travel. Unless specifically noted, all nonimmigrant visa applicants follow the same application process.
For Visa Applicants in A-3, G-5, NATO-7, B-1 domestic employee, H-1B, H-1B1, H-2A, H-2B, and J-1 categories: Before your visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate abroad, it is important that you take the time to carefully read this pamphlet about your rights.
Not from India or Bhutan?
Some third country nationals (Non-Indian or Bhutanese citizens) may be eligible for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). For more information about third country national visa and appointment requirements, please visit the Department of State website.
This international program allows university students to experience life in the United States by working for up to four months.