Sample USA Non-Immigrant Visa



Issuing Post Name: The U.S. embassy/consulate that issued the visa. U.S. consulates worldwide
Surname: Same as last name in U.S. or family name
Given Name: Same as first name in U.S.
Passport Number: Visa holder's passport number
Entries: M or S. If it is 'M', you can enter United States multiple times until the expiration date of visa. If it is 'S', you can enter the United States only a single time until the expiration date of visa.
Annotation: Any notes that the consulate would like to put such as employer name, petitioner name, any restrictions, special circumstances etc.
Control Number: Control number used to track the visas.
Visa Type/Class: Type of non-immigrant visa. Non-immigrant visas
Sex: M/F. (For Male/Female)
Birth Date: Date of birth of the visa holder
Nationality: Visa holder's country of citizenship
Issue Date: The date (in DD/MM/YYYY format) when visa was issued.
Expiration Date: The date (in DD/MM/YYYY format) until which the visa holder can apply for entry into the United States. Actual duration of stay in the U.S. is determined at the port of entry as per the date stamped in the I-94 form.
Number in red color: Visa number.
Stars below photograph: Sometimes there are no stars under the photograph, sometimes 1 star, sometimes 2 stars. Exact purpose of stars is unknown. It certainly does not correspond to the number of times the person applied for a visa.
Information at bottom: Computer generated and machine readable information about the visa that the visa holder does not have to generally worry about.

Background in the visas have the photographs of the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol building.