The USA is a complete tourism package in itself, including a variety of tourist attractions, i.e. iconic landmarks, mesmerizing landscape sceneries, amazing wildlife, incredible nightlife, and breathe taking adventures, etc.
The United States of America is a spectacular country with exceptional cultural diversity, glorious monuments, magnificent landscape beauty, top business firms, and one of the best living standards of the people in the world. This is the reason that it attracts millions of immigrants and tourists every year.
You need to follow some key steps to apply for US tourist visa (B1/B2). Here is the summary of the whole process:
USA Visitor Visa B1/B2
The B1/B2 Visa is a non-immigrant visa for the people who want to travel down to USA for various purposes such as Tourism, meeting friends and relatives, Business, participating in social events or any such activity temporarily.
Key Steps to apply US B1/B2 Visa
There are various steps to apply for US B1/B2 Visa. The order of these steps and how you complete them may differ depending on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Find below the process of the online visa application.
The DS-160, Online Non-immigrant Visa Application form, is for short-term travel to the US, and for K (fiancé(e)) visas. You need to submit the Form DS-160 electronically. The Immigration Officers use the information given in form DS-160 to process the visa application and, joined with a personal interview, determine candidate’s eligibility for this particular visa.
The applicants needs to submit a completed DS-160, Online non-immigrant Visa Application for all non-immigrant visa categories, comprising candidates applying for K visas.
Interviews are usually needed for visa applicants with a few limited exceptions below. Consular officers may need an interview of a candidate.
If you are age:
Then an interview is:
13 and younger
Generally not required
Required (some exceptions for renewals)
80 and older
Generally not required
Interview wait time
The wait times for interview appointments may differ depending on the location, season, and visa category, so you should apply for your visa timely.
How can you reduce the wait time for US Visitor visa?
Recently the US Embassy in India, has issued a statement that the travellers who cannot afford the long waiting period for visitor visa, could opt to apply for their US visa via a 3rd country.
Giving example of Thailand, the US Embassy in India, mentioned that Thailand has opened B1/B2 appointment capacity for Indians Travelers, who will be in the country in the upcoming months. The wait times in Bangkok for B1/B2 interview is just 14 days.
What is not Permitted On US Visitor Visa?
These are few activities that require different categories of visas and hence, these activities cannot be done on a visitor visa, such as,
USA attracts the second-highest number of tourists in the world after France. Here are some features and aspects that make US an exceptional tourist destination: –
The USA includes a variety of tourist attractions, i.e. iconic landmarks, mesmerizing landscape sceneries, amazing wildlife, incredible nightlife, and breathe taking adventures, etc.
Major US cities, i.e. New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, attract and invite large number of tourists every year.
USA’s Times Square in Manhattan, New York City alone attracts millions of visitors every year.
The National Parks of the United States of America are world famous and attract a significant number of tourists every year.
US is place for different interest and hobbies, i.e. amusement parks, festivals, gambling, golf courses, historical buildings, hotels, museums, sports, etc.
Hollywood in America is world famous as home of the entertainment industry and many historic studios and hence, a key tourist attraction.
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