How to apply for a Visa

IMPORTANT: The U.S. Embassy in Bogota has a specific policy for accepting Treaty Trader (E1) and Treaty Investor (E2) visa application requests from applicants who do not demonstrate legal and physical presence in Colombia for a minimum of one year prior to their E visa application.  Please note that appointment availability for non-residents in Colombia is very limited.  If you cannot demonstrate legal and physical presence in Colombia for at least one year and you wish to proceed with your application in Bogota, there is no guarantee an appointment will be available within the one year validity of your payment.  We encourage you to apply for the E visa in your country of residence.
How to Apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa

Temporary visitors to the United States must apply for and obtain a non-immigrant visa before beginning their journey.

Many people apply for tourist visas (or B1/B2 visas), but we also adjudicate more than 20 other types of non-immigrant 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 non-immigrant 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.