Planning a visit to the United States, or a temporary stay? Your first step is probably to apply for some sort of visa. Learn the basic categories of who qualifies for U.S. visas and how to apply.
Inadmissibility: When the U.S. Can Keep You Out
A list of the security, criminal, health, financial, and other grounds upon which anyone can be denied a visa, green card, or other U.S. entry.
What's the Difference Between a Visa and a Green Card?
Understanding how visas are sometimes the equivalent of green cards, other times are merely entry documents that allow only a temporary stay, and so on.
The Day of Your Consular Interview for a U.S. Visa
Security, travel, and other concerns when preparing for your nonimmigrant visa interview.
Application Process for a B-1 or B-2 Visitor Visa
Learn about the various steps to applying for a temporary visa, special procedures for particular visas and nationals of certain countries, and more.
How Long Will Your U.S. Visa Allow You to Stay?
Information on the maximum stay under various nonimmigrant visas, and whether extensions are available.
Get Provisional I-94 Online to Speed Up Land Border Crossing
Visitors can spend hours, often in a long line of cars, waiting to get through the U.S. border inspection point; but getting a provisional I-94 ahead of time can reduce one's time spent with a CBP officer.