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Nonimmigrant Visas

"The U.S. Consulate General in Ponta Delgada NO longer processes nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applications. The Consulate no longer schedules nor conducts NIV interviews. ALL nonimmigrant visa interviews and adjudications for residents of Portugal will take place at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal. For more complete information, please visit the Embassy Lisbon website."

Non-Immigrant Visas are required for anyone traveling to the United States temporarily who does not qualify for the Visa Waiver Program. Nonimmigrant visas cover visits for tourism, business, work or study. If you already know which type of visa you require APPLY NOW.

Visa TypesDescription
A-1/A-2 Diplomats & Foreign Government Officials
A-3 Domestic Employee of a A-1/A-2 Visa holder
B-1/B-2 Business visitors, Tourists, Holiday Makers, some Domestic Employees
C-1 Transiting the United States
C-1/D Crew members working on air or sea carriers
F-1/M-1 Students: Academic & Vocational
G-1/G-4 Employees of an International Organization
G-5 Domestic Employee of a G-1/G-4 Visa
H-1/H-3 Employment based visas including the H-3 trainee visa
L-1 Intra-company transferees
I Journalists and members of the media
J-1 Exchange Visitors, Academics, Au-pairs, Interns
NATO-1/6 Foreign Military Personnel stationed in the U.S.
NATO-7 Domestic Employee of NATO-1/6 Visa holder
O-1/2 or P-1/3 Persons with extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics & Members of the Entertainment Industry
R-1 Religious Worker

PLEASE NOTE: The fees are provided on this page.

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important notice

  • On July 9, 2013, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon introduced a new procedure to simplify and streamline the visa application process for those traveling to the United States. Through the new services, applicants will be able to schedule a nonimmigrant visa application submission appointment by visiting the website or by calling the following number: +351 308 803 811. Some applicants will also be able to pay the U.S. visa application fee at
    Please note that all nonimmigrant visa applications for residents of Portugal are processed at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon. As of June 15, 2013, the Consulate in Ponta Delgada no longer provides nonimmigrant visa services.