Welcome to the Nonimmigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Colombia and thank you for your interest in visiting the United States.
Temporary visitors to the United States must apply for and obtain a nonimmigrant visa before beginning their journey. Our operation is one of the six largest in the world - this past fiscal year we adjudicated more visa applications than in any previous year – over 375,000 applications!
Many people apply for tourist visas (or B1/B2 visas), but we also adjudicate more than 20 other types of nonimmigrant visas, including student visas, work visas, exchange visas, and investor visas. We encourage applicants to use this website to learn as much as they can about the laws, regulations and policies involved in processing a nonimmigrant visa application.
The information in this website is designed to help you to understand the process and, if a visa interview is required, to come to the interview prepared. Simply click on one of the links below or on the left side of the page to begin.
- How to Apply for a Visa - ***New Video: How to Apply for a Visa***
- Visa Categories
- The Interview
- After the Interview
- Documents Required
- Points to Keep in Mind
- Visa Refusals
- Lost/Stolen Visas
- Personal Appearance Waiver Program
- Business Visa Program
- Group Travel Program
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Consular Media - ***New Video: How to Apply for a Visa***
- Contact Information