Generally, an endorsement made by an authorized representative of one country to the passport of a
holder that was issued by another country. The visa permits the passport holder entry into or transit
through the country making the endorsement. A U.S. visa allows the bearer to apply for entry to the
U.S. under a certain classification, such as a student, visitor, or temporary worker. A U.S. visa does
not actually grant the bearer the right to enter the U.S.