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Nonimmigrant Visas

Welcome

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 largest in the world - this past fiscal year we adjudicated more than a half million 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.

We recommend that you do not purchase your airline ticket or incur non-reimbursable expenses until you have received your visa.

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.

Important Notice

  • We have made significant progress and issued most of the delayed visas worldwide. We are working to bring our systems back to full operational capacity.

    We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases.  We are printing visas for these cases and all cases with very few delays.

    If you have additional questions regarding the delivery of your visa please contact NIVBogota@state.gov for non-immigrant visa issues or IVBogota@state.gov for immigrant visa issues.