Citizens of El Salvador need a visa to travel to the United States. A nonimmigrant visa is a permission to enter the United States, once approved it is placed in the passport, a travel document issued by the authorities of the applicant’s country. An American visa allows you to travel to the United States, but does not guarantee your entry nor does it determine the amount of time allowed for your stay. Immigration officers at the port of entry make those decisions.
Certain citizens of some countries (European and some Asian countries) may travel to the United States without a visa, if they meet certain requirements. For more information about the Visa Waiver Program, please visit the following link.
Contact UsIf you have questions about the visa process or a specific case, you can contact our Visa Information Center at no additional cost. Our customer service representatives can assist you Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CST) through the following means:
You can travel to the U.S. on a tourist visa 2021.
Citizens of other countries please check the list of visa exempt countries. If the name of your country does not appear on the list, you must apply for an entry visa. There are also countries that are exempt from visa requirements if your stay in South Africa does not exceed 30 (thirty) days.
There are countries that require a visa to enter South Africa but are exempt from consular fees, e.g. India, Colombia, Mexico, etc. Please refer to the list of countries that require consular fees and if your country is not on this list, it means that you do not have to pay the visa fee.
(Note: If your visit exceeds 90 days or you are traveling to South Africa to study or work, you must apply for a temporary residence visa instead of a visitor’s visa. The requirements for temporary residence are not the same as those for a visitor’s visa.
A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for all Argentine citizens as Argentina has been declared a Yellow Fever endemic country by the WHO (World Health Organization).
Permission to travel to the U.S. on a visa
The Consular Section is currently unable to accept telephone calls about visa cases. For assistance with visa processing, call the visa call center or review the instructions. For correspondence about a specific case, send an email to ParaguayVisas@state.gov.
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Asuncion is responsible for providing visa services for those seeking to travel to the United States for tourism, business, study, medical treatment, work or other temporary travel purposes.
Only nonimmigrant visa applicants with a scheduled appointment, and those specified below, may enter the Embassy. Applicants should arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment. You will not be allowed to enter prior to your scheduled appointment.
If on the day of your emergency interview the consular officer determines that the reason you were approved for the advance does not correspond to the actual purpose of your travel, this will be recorded in your file and may negatively influence the outcome of your current or future applications. You will also be required to reschedule your appointment through the regular channels.
How long does it take to re-enter the U.S. on a tourist visa?
The cascade of country restrictions began Thursday night when the United Kingdom announced it would temporarily suspend flights from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini.
Singapore has opted to ban entry to all non-residents from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, while nationals and permanent residents returning from any of these countries will be required to spend 10 days at home. Malaysia has also taken similar measures.
Meanwhile, Germany plans to declare South Africa a “virus variant area” as of Friday night, which will mean that airlines will only be able to enter from the country to repatriate German nationals.
The United States will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries as of Monday. Following advice from Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Biden administration will restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.