Visa Delivery and Travel

Receiving Your Visa

If your visa is approved, your passport will remain with the Embassy or Consulate so that the visa can be printed. The passport and visa will be returned via DHL courier in approximately 10 working days from the date of interview.

At the time you scheduled your interview, you chose a DHL location to receive your visa. You will receive an email with a tracking number when your visa is received by DHL and then another email when your visa is received by the chosen DHL location.

For information about the process or delivery of your visa, please visit the appointment system section at the Global Support Services (GSS) website.

Entering and Exiting the United States

A visa gives you permission to travel to the United States, but does not guarantee your entrance or determine the length of time you will be allowed to stay. An immigration officer at the port of entry makes those decisions. When you arrive, an immigration officer will review your passport, visa, and I-94 arrival and departure card to verify if and how long you can be admitted to the United States. The immigration officer will capture your photo and your fingerprints just like during the visa interview process. If you are approved to enter the United States, you will be directed to the baggage and customs inspection areas to collect your luggage. In some cases, an immigration officer may direct you to the secondary inspection area for further questions. During secondary inspection, a second immigration officer will review your case and ask you about your travel and background. For detailed information on arriving and departing the United States, please visit U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.