Non-immigrant visas are issued to foreign nationals who are seeking to travel to the United States for business, vacation, medical treatment and certain types of employment on a temporary basis. The type of visa needed is defined by the immigration law, and related to the purpose of the travel. However, issuance of a visa does not guarantee entry to the United States. A visa simply indicates that a U.S. consular officer at an American embassy or consulate has reviewed the application and that officer has determined that the individual is eligible to enter the country for a specific purpose. The CBP Officer at the port-of-entry will determine if the individual is eligible for admission under U.S. immigration law.
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