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A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship or nationality.
Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel under the Visa Waiver Program. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the United States. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, please visit Travel.State.gov for additional information.
Note: U.S. citizens do not need a U.S. visa for travel to the United States, but when planning travel abroad a U.S. citizen may need a visa issued by the embassy or consulate of the country they wish to visit.
For nonimmigrant visas, you can go directly to the online application for the DS-160; or for immigrant visas, directly to the USCIS site for the relevant forms. If you are unsure, please use the Visa Wizard below to help you determine your visa type.
Detailed instructions for applications for visas for official travel to the United States (visa categories A, G and NATO) or for diplomats for non-official travel (e.g B1/B2 visas for tourism).
Treaty Trader (E-1) and Treaty Investor (E-2) visas are available for citizen of countries with which the United States maintains treaties of commerce and navigation, including Spain, who work for companies that trade or invest in the United States.
Complete information on applying for a Student, Exchange Visitor and Sponsored Exchange Visitor visa.
The Interview Waiver Program (IWP) allows qualifying visa applicants to mail-in their visa applications without an appointment.
Trying to travel before our earliest available interview appointment? Review our expedited appointment policy and learn how to submit your request.
Before arriving to your interview for an immigrant visa, you should complete the medical examination, which is performed in Madrid.
Complete information on the Diversity Visa and how to protect yourself from fraud.
If your LPR card has been lost, stolen, or destroyed, you may be able to obtain a “Boarding Foil” to facilitate your return to the United States. If you have been outside the United States for a reason beyond your control, you should review the information on the returning resident process.
Thank you for contacting the Visa Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Madrid. Due to the high volume, it may take up to five business days for us to answer non-urgent requests. If your question is answered on our website, you will not receive a separate reply. Before contacting us, review the list of Frequent Asked Questions and Topics.
It may be necessary to provide additional information to process your application for a nonimmigrant or immigrant visa.
The pamphlet linked below informs you of your rights as a nonimmigrant visa holder in certain employment- and education-based categories.
The pamphlet informs applicants applying for K-1 visas, K-3, IR-1/CR-1 immigrant visas, and F2A immigrant visas of their legal rights relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.
Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we are only able to respond to individual questions that are not answered on this page or elsewhere on our website. Please carefully review these FAQs to find the information you require.
On the day of your visa interview, do not bring any luggage, backpacks, or bags of any kind to the Embassy. You will not be allowed to enter with them and there is no place to store them.
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Effective December 6, 2021 (12:01am EST), all air passengers 2 years or older with a flight departing to the United States from a foreign country are required show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 1 day before travel, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, before they board their flight. More information: https://es.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Please, visit the main Visas page at https://es.usembassy.gov/visas. From the home page click on "Visas"
Please, visit Non-Immigrant Visas page at https://es.usembassy.gov/visas/nonimmigrant-visas/
Please, visit Immigrant Visas page at https://es.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/
Routine services such as passport renewals, Reports of Birth Abroad, and notary services are not considered emergencies and are processed during regular business hours.
Routine inquiries should be handled via email. For other inquiries and emergencies, call or email the Embassy or Consulate General for U.S. Citizen Services in your area. More info: https://es.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/emergency-contact/
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