Department of Homeland Security

The Department of State issues visas to foreign nations seeking to visit or immigrate to the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is charged with admitting persons seeking entry to the United States for short term visits or immigration. Immigrants to the United States will interact with the Department of Homeland Security to apply for Legal Permanent Residence (Green Cards) and during the naturalization process. The Departments of State and Homeland Security work cooperatively to ensure consistency and transparency in the administration of U.S. visa and border security and facilitation of travel.

For more information on U.S. visa and entry procedures, please watch this brief animated video.

For More Information, please see the below links.

DHS Home Page


DHS Crisis Information

DHS Customs and Border Protection

DHS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement