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Nonimmigrant Visas

Temporary visitors to the United States must apply for and obtain a nonimmigrant visa before beginning their journey. 

We always recommend that individuals schedule appointments for visas well in advance of their proposed date of travel.  Since no assurances regarding the issuance of visas can be given in advance, final travel plans or the purchase of non-refundable tickets should not be made until a visa has been issued and received via the courier service. 

Who needs a visa?
All travelers who are not eligible to enter the United States without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program, must apply for a non-immigrant visa.

How to Schedule an Interview Appointment
Please visit “How to Apply” for more information regarding the application process.

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  • For information about how to apply for U.S. non-immigrant visas in Panama, please contact our call center between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays, at 833-9393.  Or visit our new visa information website for the most recent guidance.