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Non-Immigrant Visas

Non-immigrant visas are required for travelers who wish to visit the United States temporarily for tourism, business, studies or cultural exchanges. In most cases, visa applicants must appear in person before a U.S. Consular Officer in Port-au-Prince for a visa interview. Interviews are by appointment only. The Embassy does not accept applicants without appointment.

A visa is not a guarantee of entry into the United States. Under U.S. law, a visa is simply permission to apply for entry into the United States. The person to whom a visa has been issued is subject to inspection at the port of entry by officials of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS determines the length of stay authorized to the alien upon entry. Additionally, the validity of a visa is not related to the length or number of extensions of stay that may be granted subsequently by DHS. A non-immigrant visa for a particular category is valid for entry only for the purpose for which it was originally issued. For example, a student visa cannot be used for entry as a visitor, nor can the holder of a visitor visa enter to study.

Same-sex spouses and their children are now eligible for non-immigrant derivative visas. The following visa categories are included: diplomat (A), international organization employee (G), temporary worker (H), information media representative (I), student (F and M), exchange visitors (J), intracompany transferee (L), extraordinary ability (O), entertainer and athlete (P), religious worker (R), human trafficking victim (T) and victims of criminal activity (U).

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Contact Non-Immigrant Visas

  • Non-Immigrant Visa Unit
    Open Monday - Friday
    7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 


    Tel:      509 2812-2929 (Haiti)
                1-703-544-7842 (U.S.A)  


    Physical Address:
    Non-Immigrant Visa Unit
    41 Route de Tabarre, Boulevard 15 Octobre
    Port-au-Prince, Haiti 

    Haiti Mailing Address:
    United States Embassy
    ATTN: Immigrant Visa Unit
    P.O. Box 1761
    Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    U.S. Mailing Address:
    U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince
    Consular Section
    3400 Port-au-Prince Pl.
    Washington, DC  20521-3400