Help - Visa Number

The U.S. Department of State issues U.S. visas to citizens of foreign countries who seek to enter the United States. The visa number, also called a visa foil number, is a red number printed on the bottom right side of the document.

Enter the visa number exactly as it appears on the document. You must enter exactly eight alphanumeric characters (letters and numbers). You may not enter any special characters.

An employee may have several U.S. visas in his or her passport. Review the issue date printed in the center of each visa and enter the visa number of the most recently issued visa.

Entering the visa number is optional. If the employee provides a visa number, you are encouraged to enter it as doing so may prevent a tentative nonconfirmation (TNC).

A U.S. visa number, circled below, usually contains eight numeric characters. In some cases, a U.S. visa number contains one letter followed by seven numeric characters.

Earlier versions of U.S. visas may still be valid and are shown below.



After you enter the information needed to perform a case, review the information for accuracy. By ensuring that the information is submitted correctly the first time, you may eliminate additional steps to complete the verification process.