Colombia team Coach Jose Pekerman is being more cautious, making it unlikely Rodriguez will play in Tuesday’s game with Paraguay at the Rose Bowl (7:30 p.m. PDT, FS1, UniMas, UDN). Organizers expect a crowd of more than 40,000.
“I want to be optimistic. James is very important for Colombia,” Pekerman said after Friday’s game. “We also know he has a lot of desire to play. But I think the medical professionals know to what extent he’ll be running a risk.”
The U.S. Consulate in Bogota, Colombia is available to process non-immigrant visas including visas for artists, athletes, coaches, soccer players, trainers, nurses, physical therapists, tourists, visitors, business visitors, entrepreneurs and many others.
Check out the full schedule here.
U.S. Consulate Colombia, the Visa Section!
The Visa Section of the United States Embassy in Bogota processes applications for both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas to the U.S. Click on the links below or on the left side of the page to learn more about the Visa Section.
Public Service Statement
The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States and they are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.
Nonimmigrant visas are for people visiting the U.S. temporarily for tourism, business, education, medical treatment, or petition-based employment. The type of visa required depends on your purpose of travel.
Immigrant visas are for applicants planning to permanently relocate to the United States for either family or employment reasons.
Fraud Prevention Unit
The Fraud Prevention Unit investigates any incidents of fraud in visa applications and provides information to visa applicants about possible fraudulent scams.
News and Announcements
Recent announcements regarding the visa application process.
How to contact the visa section regarding your visa applications.
View holiday and administrative closures.
Temporary visitors to the United States must apply for and obtain a nonimmigrant visa before beginning their journey. Our operation is one of the largest in the world – this past fiscal year we adjudicated more than a half million applications!
Many people apply for tourist visas (or B1/B2 visas), but we also adjudicate more than 20 other types of nonimmigrant visas, including student visas, work visas, exchange visas, and investor visas. We encourage applicants to use this website to learn as much as they can about the laws, regulations and policies involved in processing a nonimmigrant visa application.
We recommend that you do not purchase your airline ticket or incur non-reimbursable expenses until you have received your visa.
The information in this website is designed to help you to understand the process and, if a visa interview is required, to come to the interview prepared.
The following documents are required for all categories of nonimmigrant visas:
The following documents are highly recommended to ensure speedy processing on the day of your interview:
- A Colombian national identity card.
- For an applicant under the age of 14, a copy of his or her birth certificate (folio del Registro Civil de Nacimiento).
Certain categories of visas, such as work and student visas, require additional documentation. Please visit the Visa Categories page for more information on these required documents. The CSC Visa Information Servicealso has additional instructions.
You may choose to bring additional documentation to your interview in order to support your situation here in Colombia and your motive for travel. This additional documentation is not required by the consular officer nor the U.S. Embassy.
The consular officer often determines an applicant’s visa eligibility based on information provided orally during the interview and on the DS-160 application forms, without referring to the supporting documents you bring.
Important Note: Please do not make travel plans or purchase nonrefundable airplane tickets until your visa is approved. Please see the information regarding visa refusals and administrative processing. If your application must undergo administrative processing, it will take significantly longer for you to receive your visa.
We serve the following localities: San Diego County including San Diego, Carlsbad, and Escondido; Los Angeles County including Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Burbank, Hollywood, Van Nuys, Whittier, Woodland Hills, and Long Beach; Santa Clara County including San Jose, Milpitas, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale; Alameda County including Oakland, San Leandro, and Berkeley; Sacramento County including Sacramento, Elk Grove, and Folsom; and Orange County including Santa Ana and Anaheim.