ANNOUNCEMENT: Please be aware that visa appointment scheduling, fee payment, and document delivery procedures have changed as of December 10, 2012. Please click here for an announcement regarding these changes. For detailed application instructions using the new system, click on the below type of visa best describing your purpose of travel.
A visa is issued by a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. A visa entitles the holder to travel to the United States and apply for admission; it does not guarantee entry. An immigration inspector at the port of entry determines the visa holder's eligibility for admission into the United States.
What types of Visas are Available?
A Non-Immigrant visa is required by anyone seeking temporary admission into the United States who is not eligible to travel visa free under the Visa Waiver Program. Nonimmigrant visas cover visits for tourism, business, work or study.
Telephone inquiries accepted only Monday - Friday, 1:30 - 2:30 PM.
Please click here to read important information regarding emergency appointments.
An Immigrant visa is required by anyone seeking to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States. Upon entry into the United States, an immigrant visa holder is processed for a Permanent Resident Card (PRC) commonly known as a green card.
The Immigrant Visa Services section processes applications for immigrant visas by appointment only.
Telephone inquiries accepted Monday - Friday, 11:00 AM - 12:00 (noon).
DID YOU KNOW?
- U.S. Embassy in Croatia announces a significant change to our appointment scheduling, payment, and visa delivery procedures for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants beginning December 10, 2012. Should you wish to learn more about the new application process and how it has changed, please click here to review our information sheet.
- The Department of State, Office of Visa Services, advises the public of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to Diversity Visa (DV) program (Visa Lottery) applicants. Click here to learn more.
Forgot to turn in your I-94 form? Please click here to learn how to report your departer from the United States.