Even if you are not a citizen of a particular country but you live, work or study in that country, it is possible to apply for a U.S. visa in that country. Likewise, if you are a citizen of a country but you don’t live in that country, you should still be able to apply for a U.S. visa at the U.S. Consulate or Embassy in your country of citizenship. Suppose for example you are a Taiwan national who is living and working in Hong Kong or China. Instead of flying back to Taiwan to apply for a U.S. visa at the American Institute in Taiwan, you may be able to apply for your U.S. visa in Hong Kong or China.
While most U.S. Consulates allow these so called “third country nationals” to attend visa interviews in the country where they reside, work or study, the decision to accept a third country national for a visa interview is up to each Consulate.
For more information on applying for a U.S. visa in a country where you are not a resident or a citizen, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org and speak with an experienced U.S. immigration attorney.