Visa Types

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New parking and shuttle services will be available starting June 17th at Centro Comercial Plaza La Fe, km 7.5 Carretera Sur, Pista Suburbana. This location offers secure parking Monday to Friday, 6am until 4:30pm.

There will be greeters onsite available to provide information regarding the shuttle, which runs to and from the Embassy every ten minutes. We recommend arriving to Centro Comercial Plaza La Fe 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

The service fee is U$3.00 or its equivalent in córdobas, which includes all-day parking and round-trip transportation, which can be paid upon arrival.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Only our onsite greeters, identified with an official shirt and ID badge can provide this service. Other outside vendors are not affiliated with, nor are authorized by the Embassy. 


Overview

Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Citizens of qualified countries may be able to visit the U.S. for tourism or business without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program. All travelers coming to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program must obtain authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) system prior to initiating travel to the United States.

If you do not qualify for the Visa Waiver Program or are traveling to study, work, participate in an exchange program, or any other purpose that does not fall under a B visa purpose of travel, you will need a nonimmigrant visa.

A visa does not guarantee entry to the United States. A visa simply indicates that a U.S. consular officer has determined that you are eligible to apply for entry to the United States for a specific purpose.

Nonimmigrant Visas

A nonimmigrant visa is used by tourists, business people, students, or specialty workers who wish to stay for a particular period of time in the United States to accomplish specific purposes. According to U.S. visa laws and regulations, most nonimmigrant visa applicants must demonstrate to the consular officer that they have strong ties to their country of residence and must show that they intend to depart the United States after their temporary stay.