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Non-Immigrant Visas

Applicants should be aware that a visa does not guarantee entry into the United States. The  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has authority to deny admission. DHS, not the consular officer, determines how long the bearer of a visitor visa is authorized to remain in the United States.

Note on Country of Residence

Applicants for non-immigrant visas should apply at the American Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction over their place of permanent residence. Although visa applicants may apply at any U.S. consular office abroad, it will be difficult to qualify for a visa if applying outside the country of permanent residence.

Notice:  No un-opened envelopes or packages are permitted in the consular section of the building.  All envelopes and packages must be opened outside of the guard area, prior to entering the security checkpoint.  This applies to all visa applicants.

If you are looking for information regarding visas to the United States, please contact the Consular Section directly by emailing


If you are an American Citizen in need of assistance for routine or emergency purposes, you may write the Consular Section at



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