WHAT IS A VISA?
A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must
first obtain a U.S. visa, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of
citizenship. More information on this website.
DO I NEED A VISA?
Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without
a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel. More information on this
WHAT KIND OF VISA DO I NEED?
Because our classes are less than 18 hours a week and qualify as “personal
enrichment” courses international students coming to the U.S. primarily for tourism
may be allowed to visit the U.S. on a visitor (B) visa and take our courses during
their stay. Please note that we are not able to offer educational visas for these
classes. More information on this website.
You may apply for a visitor (B) visa by contacting the U.S. Embassy of Consulate
where you live. To find your U.S. Embassy or Consulate check this website.
There may be an interview with a representative from your U.S. Embassy or
Consulate. There may also be some administrative processing that could take up to
60 days from application or more.
Required documentation and preparation for the interview includes:
– Passport – valid for travel to the United States – Your passport must be valid
for at least six months beyond your period of stay in the United States (unless
exempt by country specific agreements). If more than one person is included
in your passport, each person who needs a visa must submit a separate
– Non immigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 confirmation page
(link to Form DS-160 )
– Application fee payment receipt – if you are required to pay before your
– Photo – You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-
160. If the photo upload fails, you must bring one printed photo in the format
explained in the Photograph Requirements.
(link to Photograph Requirements: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html)