USA Visit Visa

The United States of America receives many visitors all over the world, the purpose of the visit may vary. It’s a splendid multicultural nation with a blend of art depicting diverse history of States, advancements in science and technology and vivid landscapes. You require a USA visit visa to land in the USA. Cosmos is here to support all the procedures and consultations regarding the visa application. Apparently, the visit visa which is a type of non-immigrant visa, is categorized into B1 and B2.

The BI visa can be availed by the people who are compelled to attend specific business meetings or business contract related activities, short visits pertaining to non-recreational seminars or scientific international conferences which are implemented for a short duration. This type of visa permits a non-immigrant foreign to pay a visit for a short-lived purpose.

The B2 visa is solely for unofficial purposes like tourism, family visits, and medical treatment

I) Conditions for US Visit visa include:

  • Prior to applying for a USA visit visa you have to have a clear purpose or intention of your visit in the U.S.
  • The bank statements and financial proofs should be an enough evidence for assuring your coverage of cost
  • You should return back to your home country once the purpose is solved
  • You should meet the health and good character requirements with all the mandatory documents in-line OR you should qualify according to the norms of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

II) How to apply:

  • Step 1

    Know your visa type-

    By determining the visa type from the classification of non-immigrant you can proceed to fill the form DS-160. This form is for Non-immigrant Visa application and must be filled meticulously, as the accurate information will increase your chances for acceptance.

    You might face challenges while filling up the form, this can be resolved by consulting the correct person from immigration services or an embassy lawyer.

    There is a possibility for you to be in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) category. Currently there are 38 countries* for which the visit visa is waived off, make sure you check your country eligibility. For VWP, you must have an authorization via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to boarding for the U.S. by air or sea route. ESTA is a web-based system generally operated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to determine eligibility.*(for more information)

  • Step 2

    After completely filling the form online payment has to be made on the visa fee page it can be made in US dollars and native currency as well. The form mentions all your details regarding residence, purpose of visit, full name and other basic credentials. A receipt number is generated which is necessary for booking your US tourist visa appointment.

  • Step 3

    Once the fees is paid the appointment has to be taken one at the Visa Application Center (VAC) and the other at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Also the number generated after the DS-160 form filling must be kept handy for further application procedure.

  • Step 4

    There are certain US tourist visa requirements which you might need to carry for an interview, if more than one person is involved then each one has to submit documents along with an application with correct specifications.

    • Your Valid passport
    • Date you paid your fee and the DS-160 confirmation page.
    • One photograph as per U.S. visa specifications
    • Bank statements, income tax proof or data on other assets
    • Your appointment confirmation page.
    • Heath records
    • Travel itinerary
    • Letter from the current employer and other employment details
    • Clean character certificate
    • Passport size photograph again which should be in accordance with U.S. specifications.

    During your US tourist visa application process, a digital fingerprint scan will be taken. Some visa applications require an additional administrative processing, which requires a certain time after the visa applicant’s interview at Consular Officer.

    Generally people who are on a B1/B2 visa need to provide all the documents pertaining to their visit purpose.

    The patient visiting the USA for undergoing medical treatment must have the supporting evidence:

    • A medical report from the local physician explaining the nature of your ailment and the reason for you to travel in the United States for treatment.
    • An official letter from a physician or medical facility in the United States expressing a willingness to treat the specific ailment
    • A statement of financial responsibility from the individual or an organization, which might include tax statements, bank statements etc.

    Entry in the U.S.

    A visa permits a foreign citizen to travel to the U.S. port-of-entry (an airport) and thus request for a consent to enter the United States. A visa does not guarantee entry into the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials at the port-of-entry have an authority to permit or deny admission to the United States. If allowed to enter the United States, the CBP official will provide an admission stamp or a paper Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record.

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