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A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport.
Certain international travelers may be eligible for the Interview Waiver Program. Please see below for additional information.
The Visa section of this website is about U.S. visas for foreign citizens and nationals to travel to the United States.
Visit Travel.State.gov for additional information.
Note: U.S. citizens do not need a U.S. visa for travel to the United States. When planning travel abroad a U.S. citizen may need a visa issued by the embassy or consulate of the country they wish to visit.
To apply for short-term visits to the United States (for tourism, business, education, and more), you can go directly to the online application (form DS-160). For immigrant visas, which are issued to foreign nationals who intend to live and work permanently in the United States, you can visit the U.S. citizenship and Immigration Services site for the relevant forms. If you are unsure what type of visa you need, please use the Visa Wizard below.
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This pamphlet informs you of your legal rights in the United States as a nonimmigrant visa holder in certain employment- and education-based categories.
This pamphlet informs applicants applying for K-1 visas, K-3, IR-1/CR-1 immigrant visas, and F2A immigrant visas of their legal rights in the United States relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.
U.S. Embassy staff has identified an increase in fraudulent phone calls, emails, and letters requesting individuals to pay “visa fees” through unauthorized mechanisms in an attempt to extort money from their targets. Our main line phone number can be spoofed so that calls and messages appear to be official correspondence. Government email addresses end in “.gov,” and any visa-related correspondence coming from an address that does not end with “.gov” should be considered suspect. The scammers behind these calls and messages are posing as U.S. government officials in an attempt to extract payment.
f you are coming to the United States as a temporary visitor for employment or education, as the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) or spouse of a U.S. citizen, or as the foreign-citizen spouse of a lawful permanent resident (LPR), as provided by U.S. immigration laws, we welcome you to this country.
he Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States. We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.
The Interview Waiver Program (IWP) allows qualifying visa applicants to mail-in their visa applications without an appointment.
You will be informed of whether you qualify for IW when you fill out your application. Please see application instructions and criteria on the U.S. Travel Docs website.
For applicants who meet all IWP criteria, please prepare the application package with the following:
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In general, a person who wishes to immigrate to the United States must have a petition approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before applying for an immigrant visa. The petition is filed either by a qualified relative or a potential employer at a USCIS office in the United States. Specific information about filing immigrant petitions is available by visiting the USCIS website. An individual with an approved petition and a priority date that is current for processing (when applicable) is eligible to apply for an immigrant visa or K nonimmigrant visa. Immigrant visa applicants will be notified by either the National Visa Center (NVC) or the U.S. Embassy, Dhaka when it is time to schedule an interview. K visa applicants will be notified by the U.S. Embassy, Dhaka when it is ti9me to schedule an interview.
For more information, please visit: https://www.ustraveldocs.com/bd/bd-iv-visaapplyinfo.asp#ImmigrantVisaPetitions.
For a complete list of documents required for your interview, please visit: https://www.ustraveldocs.com/bd/bd-iv-preparedocuments.asp
The visa appointment system is intended for eligible immigrant visa applicants who have recently received written notification from the U.S. Embassy, Dhaka that they must schedule an appointment ‘Online’.
For more information, please visit: https://www.ustraveldocs.com/bd/bd-iv-followup.asp
For Immigrant Visa collection and pending 221 (g) document submissions YOU MUST CREATE A PROFILE through our website www.ustraveldocs.com/bd. If your appointment was scheduled by NVC, when you reach the “My Dashboard” page, click on “New Application/Schedule Appointment” and then register a document pick-up location by selecting “Registration of passport's delivery address (only for immigrant visa applicant)” to complete the IV address registration. Please make sure that you fill out all the required fields in the pages that follow. Applicants, who have registered previously, either for a non-immigrant visa application or a prior immigrant visa application, should ensure that their contact information, passport number, and document pick-up location are up-to-date. In addition, visa type should be listed as “Immigrant Visa"". Failure to register or to update your contact information and document pick-up location prior to your visa interview will result in serious delays processing and delivering your paperwork and/or visa. If you encounter problems during the registration process, please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be informed by email when your passport and visa packet are ready for pick-up.
For more information, please visit: https://www.ustraveldocs.com/bd/bd-iv-documentdelivery.asp
In order to schedule your K visa appointment please visit https://www.ustraveldocs.com/bd/bd-iv-kvisa.asp and follow all the steps
The B-1/B-2 visitor visa is for people traveling to the United States temporarily for business (B-1) or for pleasure or medical treatment (B-2). Generally, the B-1 visa is for travelers consulting with business associates, attending scientific, educational, professional or business conventions/conferences, or settling an estate or negotiating contracts. The B-2 visa is for travel that is recreational in nature, including tourism, visits with friends or relatives, medical treatment and activities of a fraternal, social or service nature. Often, the B-1 and B-2 visas are combined and issued as one visa: the B-1/B-2. For more information please visit: https://ustraveldocs.com/bd/bd-niv-typeb1b2.asp
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