Am I Eligible to Visit the United States?

Nearly everyone in the world needs a visa to travel to the United States. The only exceptions are:

  • US Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Citizens of Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau
  • Citizens of The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, and Turks and Caicos, provided you have six months validity on your passport and a valid police clearance.

Everyone else needs a visa or visa waiver to visit the US.

However, some people are not eligible for a visa. If you are “inadmissible” to the United States for criminal, health, immigration violation or national security reasons.

How do you know if you’re inadmissible? Well, if you are not sure, the only way to find out for sure is to apply for a US visa. However, if you have a criminal record, have received a ban from US CIS or CBP, or have served in an organization that the US classifies as a terrorist organization, you are inadmissible.

How Long Does it Take to Get a US Visa?

Apply for a Visitor or Business Visa to the USA

DS 160 Application

We’ll review your application for accuracy and completeness, submit it to the US authorities and book your appointment at the Embassy or Consulate.

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