USA Visitors Visa - B1/B2

09 December 2022 | Viewed 1013 times

Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to visit the United States for business (visa category B-1), for tourism (visa category B-2), or for a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2).

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Step 1: Fill DS-160 Form

The first step in applying for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa is to complete your application. It takes approximately 90 minutes to do this. After you submit your application, you can move on to the next steps such as scheduling your interview.

DS-160 form is needs to be filled and submitted for every visitor separately. There is no combined form for Family. Once DS-160 form submitted, you will get a Confirmation Page, which is a mandatory document needs to carry for Fingerprints appointment and Consular Interview.

DS-160 Form: Apply for Nonimmigrant Visa

Step 2: Create Visa Appointment Profile

To schedule a visa interview or enter your visa delivery address, you will need to register and create a profile online.
If you already have a profile, please do not create a new one. You can always modify your existing profile by logging in using your user ID and password.

No need to create Profile for each applicant, Instead Primary person can add Dependents/Family Members to his/her profile, and Schedule Interview for all of them.

Create Visa Appointment Profile

Step 3: Pay VISA fee

Visa Fee for each applicant is around $190. VISA fee can be paid online (using NEFT) or by visiting specified banks.

Step 4: Schedule VISA Appointment

If you are applying for first time, you need to schedule below appointments
  1. Appointment for Visa Application Center (VAC), to give ten-fingerprints and your photo.
  2. Appointment for US Consulate Interview.
If you are renewing or reapplying for Visitors Visa within 12 months of prior VISA expiry, you may qualify for Visa interview waiver program. In this case you need to schedule appointment for Dropbox, and no need to attend interview in person.
  1. Appointment for Visa Application Center (VAC), to give your Visa application.

Documents Checklist

Mandatory Documents
  1. Current Passport
  2. Two Photographs
  3. DS-160 Confirmation Page (Nonimmigrant Visa Application)
  4. VISA Application Fee payment Receipts
  5. Appointment Letter

Supporting Documents
  1. Form - 134
  2. Invitation Letter (specify the purpose of your trip)
  3. Flight tickets with return dates (Your intent to depart the United States after your trip)
  4. Bank Statement for Financial Support during US Visiting (Your ability to pay all costs of the trip)
  5. Recent W2 and Pay Statements

Check Your Visa Status

Here you can track your Visa Status after you attended Interview.
You need to provide your DS-160 Application Number to retrieve your Vis Status.
Check Visa Status - US Departmrnt of State