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erienewsnow.com 12 Jan, 2022 20:30 am

US Visa Fast Facts - Erie News Now

US Visa Fast Facts - Erie News Now
CNN Editorial Research

CNN Editorial Research Here's a look at visas, travel documents for individuals who are visiting or moving to the United States.Facts A visa is a travel document, affixed to a passport, granting citizens from foreign countries permission to enter the United States for a certain purpose, whether it's a business trip, a family vacation or a student exchange program.Nonimmigrant visas are for visitors and temporary workers, and immigrant visas are for individuals who are relocating to the United States permanently.A visa, approved by a consular officer in the traveler's home country, does not guarantee admission to the United States.

Officials from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), may deny a traveler permission to enter the United States for a variety of reasons, even if the individual has a valid visa.In fiscal year 2020, the United States issued 4,013,210 nonimmigrant visas and 240,526 immigrant visas, according to preliminary data.

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