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USA Tourist Visa Process

Did you know?
The United States of America attracts close to 80 million tourists every year, making it the most visited country in the entire world.
The U.S, therefore, takes special care in offering its Visas.
However, with the right guidance, the visa process is seamlessly managed.

Visa Process for Temporary Visit

To visit the USA for a short period, the USA issues two kinds of nonimmigrant visas. These include:

1. Category B-1: Those entering the USA temporarily for business purposes.
2. Category B-2: Temporary visitors to the USA as tourists.

There is also a visa called the B-1/B-2 that offers a combination of both categories.

However, you must keep in mind that the Visas are only applicable for their stated purpose. Using the visas as a substitute to enter the US for employment, work, study, or permanent residence is considered illegal.

Process for the Tourist Visa

To obtain the tourist visa, you must follow these steps:

1. The Visa Application
The first step in the process is to fill the online nonimmigrant visa application. This is called the form DS-160.
In addition to personal details on the form, you must attach your photo following the photo guidelines.
Once filled, print the form and keep it ready to bring to the interview.

2. Interview Scheduling and Preparation
For ages 14-79, you must schedule and sit in an interview with the consular. This interview is scheduled from your national consulate.
For some countries, you must pay the visa application fee before the interview. This is a non-refundable fee.

To prepare for the interview, please keep the following documents ready:

1. A valid passport.
2. Form DS-160, filled and printed in step 1.
3. Photo as per guidelines.
4. Visa application fee payment receipt, if applicable.

In addition, also keep the following documents/evidence ready for the interview to prove the intent to return:

1. Proof of your ability to bear the costs of the entire trip.
2. The purpose of the journey.

3. The Interview
The interview takes place at the consular office and is used to ascertain whether you are eligible to receive a tourist visa. You must be able to answer all questions and show the intent to return satisfactorily.
As a part of the interview, you might be asked for your digital fingerprint.
If your visa is approved, the application fee may be charged now if it was not charged earlier. The cost can vary depending on your nationality.


Even if your visa application is approved and you are allowed to travel to the US, you can only request permission to enter the country.

The authorities at the airport, particularly the Department of Homeland Security and the Customs and Border Protection, reserve the right to restrict your entry into the country.
A stamp or paper form I-94 may be provided to you by the Customs and Border Protection when allowed entry to the country.

A stamp or paper form I-94 may be provided to you by the Customs and Border Protection when allowed entry to the country.

Tour the United States

With a tourist visa, you can only stay in the US for a limited amount of time and must return to your homeland afterward.

You must also keep in mind the regulations by the Customs and Border Protection while in the US.

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