Welcome to the Consular Section's visa pages. There are two general types of visas. Immigrant visas, for people who are moving permanently to the U.S., and non-immigrant visas, for people who wish to spend a limited time in the U.S. Some visitors can also enter the U.S. without a visa using the Visa Waiver Program.
Citizens of Visa Waiver Participating countries (like Sweden) going to the US for tourism or business and who will stay for 90 days or less might be able to travel without a visa on the 'Visa Waiver Program' which is administrated by the Department of Homeland Security.
The Non-Immigrant Visa Section provides services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period. The purpose of this stay could be tourism, studies, work, practical training, or to work as an au pair etc.
The Immigrant Visa Unit provides services for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence (“green card status”) in the United States.