A visa is a travel document, affixed to a passport,
whether it’s a business trip, a family vacation or a student exchange program
Unlike passports, visas are issued by the country a traveler is intending to visit
There are dozens of different types of visas covering an array of travel purposes and countries of origin.
Nonimmigrant visas are for visitors and temporary workers,
and immigrant visas are for individuals who are relocating to the United States permanently.
A visa, approved by a consular officer in the traveler’s home country, does not guarantee admission to the United States