U.S. Visitor Visas

Please see the below notices which contain detailed information about the current status of visa services worldwide and visa restrictions related to the COVID-19 global pandemic:

Update: COVID-19 Country Information

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Welcome to Asian Film Festival, Los Angeles

The Organizers of the Asian Film Festival will issue invitations for eligible filmmakers, including directors, screenwriters, actors and crew members to visit the United States for the Asian Film Festival series to assist in applying for a U.S. non-immigrant visa:

  1. Director or screenwriter of films and scripts that have been submitted and selected for Asian Film Festival ( paid applicants only).
  2. The film crew members who have included listing and submitted for the Asian Film Festival and have been selected.


U.S. Visas

Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for a temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), for tourism (visa category B-2), or for a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2).

Almost a million individuals enter the U.S. daily. Everyone arriving at a port of entry to the U.S. is subject to inspection by Customs and Border Protection officers for compliance with immigration, customs and agriculture regulations. The more international travelers know about what to expect, the easier and quicker the process becomes.

How to Apply

There are several steps to apply for a visa. The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary by U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Please consult the instructions on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website.

Complete the Online Visa Application

  • Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160Learn more about completing the DS-160. You must: 1) complete the online visa application and 2) print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview.
  • Photo – You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must be in the format explained in the Photograph Requirements.