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Non-Immigrant Visas

Nonimmigrant visas are for people who wish to go to the United States on a temporary basis for tourism, business, temporary work, study, or medical treatment.

All Angolan citizens need visas to enter the United States even if only transiting.

The visa application request is a multi-step process that culminates in an interview with the Consular Officer at the Embassy of the United States of America.

All travelers should be aware that a visa does not guarantee admission into the United States.

A visa is permission to apply for entry into the United States at the port of entry, where an immigration officer will determine the traveler’s suitability for admission and length of stay.   The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may deny admission, and also limit the authorized period of time allowed in the United States. Additional information concerning entry to the United States can be found at

Please plan ahead. It is strongly encouraged that you wait to purchase plane tickets until the traveler has received a valid visa. A ticket is not required at the time of the visa application interview.


The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying. When you apply at the U.S embassy a consular officer will determine based on laws, whether you are eligible to receive a visa, and if so, which visa category is appropriate.

To see a listing of the types of non-immigrant visas, click here.


Please see How to Apply for Non-Immigrant Visas for more detailed instructions on how to request a visa to the U.S.