Non-Immigrant Visas (NIV) are for international travelers, (citizens of other countries), coming to the United States temporarily. This visa allows you to travel to a U.S. port-of-entry (an airport, for example) and request permission of the Department of Homeland Security immigration inspector to enter the U.S. A visa does not guarantee entry into the United States.
International travelers come to the U.S. for a wide variety of reasons, including tourism, study, business, medical treatment and certain types of temporary work.
For more information about the different non-immigrant visas please read about our NIV visa categories.
Non-immigrant Visas are processed at the following consulates:
- Berlin - All visa classes except K (fiancé/fiancée), E-1 (treaty trader), and E-2 (investor) visas.
- Frankfurt - All visa classes except A, G, and NATO Visas.
- Munich - All visa classes except K (fiancé/fiancée), E-1 (treaty trader), E-2 (investor), A, G, and NATO Visas.
Please read our Customer Service Statement as 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
New and Noteworthy
- The U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulates General will be closed on May 27. The U.S. Consulates General Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf will also be closed on May 30 (German and American Holidays)
■ J, F, M-Visa Applicants need to pay SEVIS Fee and Visa Processing Fee (May 22, 2013)
■ May 29, 2013: U.S. Consulate General @ "Auslandsstudienmesse" in Bonn (May 22, 2013)
■ No More Paper Form I-94 - New Arrival/Departure-Record Process for Foreign Visitors (April 29, 2013)
■ Au Pair Visa Scam (April 12, 2013)