A general overview of American geography, as well as essential information about traveling to and within the United States.
Geography and Travel
Information for Travelers
Visas requirements change quickly. Go to http://www.unitedstatesvisas.gov/visapolicy/index.html for the most up-to-date information.
You in the USA
"See You in the USA" makes clear
that the United States wholeheartedly welcomes
foreign visitors who desire to study, conduct
business, or simply see the sights in its very
diverse 50 states. The journal begins with
an explanation of border-crossing procedures
and terms, followed by first-person articles
of what is it like to be an American official
- a consular officer and a customs and border
protection officer - on the other side of the
window, trying to determine who is a legitimate
- What is a Visa?
A visa indicates that your application has
been reviewed by a U.S. consular officer
at an American embassy and that the officer
has determined you’re eligible to
enter the U.S. for a specific purpose.
- Current Visa Processing Situation
Information on new procedures for visa processing.
- Suspension of Travel Without Visa and ITI
Information on the special international
in-transit programs being suspended.
- Diversity Immigrant Visa Program
The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes
available 50,000 permanent resident visas
annually, drawn from random selection among
all entries to persons who meet strict
eligibility requirements from countries
with low rates of immigration to the United
- Temporary Visitors to the U.S.
on the special processing requirements that are
now required for nonimmigrant visa applicants.
- Visa Denials
To be refused a visa causes great disappointment
and sometimes embarrassment. Here
is what you can do to prepare for a visa
- FAQs About Requirements for International
Information on what food an individual can
bring into the U.S.