Lawyers.com Answers: How can I get a visa to the United States?

The process depends on the type of visa being sought. For some temporary visas, it might be as simple as completing a form and attending an interview. For student visas, you must be admitted to a U.S. school before the application process can begin. For a work visa, you will usually need a U.S. employer to sponsor you. You can contact the U.S. consulate or an immigration attorney to learn more.