Nonimmigrant and tourist visas
Find out how to work in the U.S. or visit as a student or tourist. Learn how to renew your visa and what to do if your visa is lost.
How to apply for or renew a U.S. tourist visa
If you visit the U.S. for tourism or business, you may need a visitor visa, also known as a tourist visa. Learn how to get and renew this type of nonimmigrant visa.
How to check the status of your visa application
Once you have submitted a visa application, you can check its status online. You will need to know your case number.
What happens if your visa application is rejected
Find out what to do if your visa is denied, and learn if you are eligible for a waiver of grounds of inadmissibility.
Foreign visitors: what to do if your visa or passport is lost or stolen
If you are in the U.S. and your visa or passport was lost or stolen, learn how to report it and apply for a new one.
Get a student visa to study in the U.S.
To study in the U.S. as an international student, you must get a student visa. Learn about the types of student visas, find out if you are eligible, and how to apply.
Nonimmigrant work visas
Learn about the different nonimmigrant temporary work visa categories and how to apply.