The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our visa system.  We are operating at a significantly reduced capacity and will be until we clear the document backlog.

This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.

We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon.  We will be posting updates to Travel.State.Gov as more information becomes available.

 

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Welcome to the official United States visa information source. The visa section of this website includes information about U.S. visas for foreign citizens traveling to the U.S. Before traveling to the U.S., a citizen of a foreign country generally must 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.

For more detailed information, visit the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in India.



Information

Nonimmigrant Visa Information

Nonimmigrant visas are for international travelers (citizens of other countries) going to the U.S. temporarily. The visa, placed in your passport when issued, allows you to travel to a U.S. port-of-entry (airport, for example) and request permission from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Protection immigration officer to enter the U.S. A visa does not guarantee entry into the U.S.

International travelers go to the U.S. for a variety of reasons, including tourism, business, medical treatment and certain types of temporary work. The type of visa needed is defined by immigration law, and relates to the principal purpose of your travel. For an overview of the types of nonimmigrant visas available under immigration law, please see our webpage. The consular officer at the U.S. embassy or consulate will decide what kind of visa you need when you apply.

Advance planning can smooth the visa application process for you. Apply for your visa well in advance of your travel!

Important steps to remember:

  1. Review your visa status to find out if you need a U.S. visa or a renewal
  2. Plan on scheduling two appointments: one to take inkless fingerprint scans and another to be interviewed by a visa officer
  3. Contact call centers (8 am to 8 pm Monday thru Friday and 9am to 6pm Sunday) at +91 120 4844644 or +91 40 46258222 or e-mail support-india@ustraveldocs.com to find out how to schedule biometric (fingerprinting) and consular interview appointments, pay fees and any other instructions or inquiries.
  4. Please ensure that you register on this website to check the status of your application, track delivery of your passport or receive communication from the embassy or the consulate.


Immigrant Visa Information

Immigrant visas are required to live in the U.S. permanently, so you will want to learn more about becoming a Lawful Permanent Resident.

Step 1 - In general, to be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen relative(s), U.S. lawful permanent resident, or by a prospective employer, and be the beneficiary of an approved petition filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). For petition information visit the USCIS website. Learn about the different processes for the most common immigrant categories, including:

Diversity Visa Program – Citizens from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. are eligible for the Diversity Visa program. Unlike other immigrant visa categories, Diversity Visas (DV) do not require a U.S. sponsor, and therefore a petition is not needed. Indian nationals DO NOT qualify under Diversity Visa Program.

Step 2 - After the immigrant petition has been approved by USCIS, then the next step is preliminary processing for a visa with the Department of State, National Visa Center. Visit Immigrant Visa Processing – the National Visa Center for information related to:

  • Affidavit of Support
  • Required applicant documents (i.e. birth certificates, police reports, marriage/divorce certificates, etc.)
  • Medical Exam/Panel physician information
  • Interviews

Important steps to remember:

  1. A U.S. consulate or embassy can only process an immigrant visa application once a petition is approved by USCIS and the case is received from NVC.
  2. Contact our call centers (8 am to 8 pm Monday thru Friday and 9am to 6pm Sunday) at +91 120 4844644 or +91 40 46258222 or e-mail supportindia@ustraveldocs.com for additional information and inquiries.
  3. Please ensure that you register on this website to check the status of your application, track delivery of your passport or receive communication from the embassy or the consulate.


Payment Options
Bank Locations

Overview

You can pay your nonimmigrant visa application fee in cash at any Druk PNB Bank branch in Bhutan.

At the bank, you must write your fee payment amount and your telephone number in the U. S. visa fee collection slip available at the bank. After receiving your payment, the bank will give you a receipt

Locations

To view Druk PNB Bank locations, click here
Druk PNB Bank Locations
City Branch Address Telephone/Fax/Email
THIMPHU Corporate Office/
Branch Office
10, Norzin Lam, THIMPHU, Bhutan .+975-2-324497 / 325936
FAX:+975-2327546 / 2333156
Email:corporate@drukpnbbank.bt
Website:www.drukpnbbank.bt
PHUENTSHOLING Branch Office Zhung Lam, PHUENTSHOLING, Bhutan +975-5-253660/67
FAX:+975-5-253669
WANGDUE Branch Office 123, Bajo Town, WANGDUE, Bhutan +975-2-481932
FAX:+975-2-481931
GELEPHU Branch Office Jangchub Lam, GELEPHU, Bhutan +975-6-252244 /46
Fax:+975-6-252245