Some international travelers are eligible to enter the United States without a visa. Others can apply for a visa by mail, without an appointment or in-person appearance. Find out more about these options by clicking “Read More” at right.
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 information on how to apply for a U.S. visa in Germany, or to follow up on a pending visa application, use the Navigator (“Wegweiser”) below for the nearest Embassy or Consulate location listed below. The Navigator will ask you a series of simple questions to guide you to the appropriate information or instructions to submit your question by email.
U.S. Travel Docs, our official partner for U.S. Visa Services in Germany:
Please note that some of the answers in these Navigators will redirect you to the website of U.S. Travel Docs, a third-party company authorized by the U.S. government to handle many aspects of visa application and appointment processing in Germany. U.S. Travel Docs is our official visa service provider and the only private company that the U.S. embassy and consulates in Germany authorize to provide visa information and visa application services.
U.S. Travel Docs Website: http://ustraveldocs.com/de/