ATTENTION VISA APPLICANTS
- We have made significant progress and issued most of the delayed visas worldwide. We are working to bring our systems back to full operational capacity. We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases with very few delays. We are aware of a small number of visa cases still in process because of system performance issues. We are working diligently to clear those cases. Visa applicants are advised to expect delays of up to one week in addition to normal processing times. Please take this into consideration when making travel plans. Please check with the embassy or consulate where you will apply for additional information. Please see our FAQs for further information. »
WELCOME TO VISA SECTION
Welcome to this official United States Consul General Monterrey visa information source. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the U.S.
Before traveling to the U.S., a citizen of a foreign country must generally obtain a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. The type of visa you will need is based on the purpose of your travel.
United States citizens do not need a U.S. visa for travel, but when planning travel abroad may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country they wish to visit. For more information please go to:
Customer Service Statement
The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the Unites States. We are committed to the essential openness for which the Unites States has always been known. In the Consular Section we are dedicated to review each visa application in accordance with immigration laws and regulations, and to treat each visa applicant efficiently and with respect. We look forward to seeing you at your visa appointment.
- All Consular Services provided at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates throughout the country are proceeding as scheduled. Applicants for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas should plan on attending their scheduled appointments. Both routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens are available during regular business hours and through the Embassy duty officer. Protection of American citizens abroad remains our primary objective.
- Note: It is very important that you fill out the new DS-160 electronic questionnaire correctly and completely. Not doing so may result in the delay of your visa processing or cancellation of your appointment.