The Visitor Visa (B-2 Visa) is a nonimmigrant visa which allows you to enter the United States temporarily for pleasure or medical treatment or a combination of both purposes.
Applying for a Visitor Visa (B-2 Visa)
In order to qualify for a Visitor Visa (B-2 Visa), you must demonstrate:
- The purpose of your trip is to enter the U.S. for business, pleasure, or medical treatment;
- That you plan to remain for a specific, limited period;
- That you have sufficient funds to cover expenses in the United States;
- That you have compelling social and economic ties to your home country; and
- That you have a residence outside the U.S. as well as other binding ties that will insure your return at the end of the visit.
The presumption in the law is that every visitor visa applicant is an intending immigrant. This means that your visa application will be carefully reviewed and denied if any of the above requirements are not met. The U.S. consulate will keep detailed records about your application, interview and the reason for denial. It can therefore be very difficult to reapply for a visa if your first application is denied.
Visa Waiver Program
You may be eligible to visit the United States for 90 days or less without a visa if you meet the visa waiver program requirements and are from a participating country.
Visa Waiver Program – Participating Countries
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