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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
December 10: Explore! Exchange Opportunities
2-6 pm: IHK Frankfurt, Börsenplatz 4, 60313 Frankfurt/Main
The U.S. Consulate General provides information on U.S. exchange opportunities, from high school exchange to Au Pair, Work and Travel, volunteering to study and work opportunities. Visa questions welcome.
Further information: Click here
■ New, Easier, Cheaper Nonimmigrant Visa Appointment System coming in December 2013! (November 26, 2013)
■ Photos must not be older than 6 months. (November 20, 2013)
■ What Does This Mean? Glossary of Visa Terms (September 30, 2013)
■ Lost or Stolen Passport with a Valid U.S. Visa? (September 10, 2013)