Travel Visas are the temporary visas that are issued to the applicants for a limited period of their time. it’s a non-immigrant visa. The visa is valid approximately for six months, which can extend or decrease in some cases. Travel Visas doesn’t allow the applicants to remain abroad for an extended time. The visa holder is not susceptible to receive any of the free government facilities like health care, accommodation, etc.
There are two types of visit visa for the United States
Nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States
Temporarily for Business (visa category B-1)
For tourism (visa category B-2)
Combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2)
B1-visa holders can engage in the following activities when they are in the US
Come visit the country on a vacation
Visit the various cities in the country
Visit their friends or family
Take part in social events conducted by organizations
Visit the country for medical treatment
Participate in sports or music events
Participate in short term courses
The US B2 visa is the best way for short-term visitors(6 months) to go to the US. In some cases, it’s issued as a multiple entry visa for a period of up to 10 years.
Here are a few details for the US B2 visa
You must be ready to persuade US consular officials at a US Embassy that they’re not visiting the country meaning to become an immigrant of that country
You must show reasons and evidence that you simply would return to your home country
You must book appointments for giving your biometrics and visa interview
Children below 14 years and adults above 80 years aren’t required to go to the Consulate for an interview and may submit the documents at the visa application center
People who already had a US Visit Visa and now applying for renewal can get the visa renewed by booking the visa appointment at the visa application center and submitting the documents face to face
Original passport with six months validity from date of travel
If required two recent passport size photographs
Completed and signed DS-160 form and page of DS-160 form
Proof of funds
Have no criminal record and must comply with all US laws
A letter describing the reason for your travel
Display of intent to return back
Printout of the appointment letter of the visa interview
You can get a tourist visa to the USA by following the steps given below:
Digital and hard copy photograph
It must be according to the specific requirements mentioned.
Fill the DS-160 application form
Get the ten-digit bar code
Pay the required application fees
Arrange a visa interview appointment
You need to schedule two appointments
One interview is at the embassy or consulate.
The other one is at the Offsite Facilitation Center (OFC)
You must give your biometrics at the Visa Application Center (VAC)
Go for the personal visa interview. If you meet the required criteria, you will get a US tourist visa.
Cost of Applying for US Visit Visas
The application fee for the most common non-immigrant visa types is US$160. This includes tourist, business, student, and exchange visas. Most petition-based visas, such as work and religious visas are US$190. K visas cost US$265 and the fee amount for E visas is US$205
Visa issuance fees (depending on your nationality)
Doctor’s fees (for proof of good health)
Fees for proof of character
Processing Time for Visit Visa
Typically the visa is processed within 2-3 days. It can delay if there is traffic at the embassy or consulate. Your passport can either be collected from the VAC center or couriered to you.
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