Applying for a Nonimmigrant Visa with an Argentinean or Venezuelan passport?

For many South American countries, including Argentina and Venezuela, we use the booklet number of your passport book, and not the passport number when issuing a visa.

If you are a South American national, you should check your visa carefully to ensure that the ‘passport number’ printed on the visa matches the booklet number of your passport.

If you believe your visa has been issued with an error, please contact the Embassy for assistance, using our online contact form at



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