Welcome to this official United States visa information source.The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the U.S. Before traveling to the U.S., a citizen of a foreign country must generally obtain a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. The type of visa you will need is based on the purpose of your travel.

United States citizens don’t need a U.S. visa for travel, but when planning travel abroad may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country they wish to visit.  For more, review Americans Traveling Abroad on the left.

Business visitors or tourists Students or exchanges Workers temporarily in the U.S. Living permanently in the U.S.

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We welcome the millions of foreign visitors and immigrants who come to the U.S. each year. They add greatly to our nation's cultural, educational, and economic life. In addition to open doors, we also believe in secure borders to keep us all safe.