What is a Visa?
For general information about U.S. visas, visit travel.state.gov à U.S. Visas.
Many German citizens and other international travelers are eligible to enter the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements of the Visa Waiver Program. Read more about the Visa Waiver Program here.
Apply for a Visa by Mail
For some visa categories and age groups, travelers who are German citizens or permanent residents may apply for a U.S. visa by mail without an in-person interview.
If you are eligible to apply or renew your visa by mail, we strongly encourage you to do so! If qualified, this process takes only a few weeks from start to finish.
See information on applying by mail here: https://ustraveldocs.com/de/de-niv-visarenew.asp