How to get Visitor B-2 Visa?

Visitor Visa

B-2 Visa, Temporary Tourism Visa

A B-2 visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows individuals to enter the United States for tourism or pleasure-related activities.

Permissible activities for B-2 Visa include:

  • Visiting friends or family
  • Participating in social events
  • Engaging in leisure activities like sightseeing or vacationing
  • This category is also used for domestic partners not in a marital relationship, to accompany their qualifying partners.

  • In order to qualify for a B-2 visa, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

    1. The primary purpose of their trip to the United States must be for tourism or pleasure.
    2. They must have a residence outside the United States and other binding ties that will ensure their return home at the end of their visit.
    3. They must have enough financial resources to cover the expenses of their trip and stay in the United States without working or receiving financial assistance from a U.S. source.
    4. They must not have a criminal record or pose a security threat to the United States.
    5. They must not have previously violated the terms of a U.S. visa or immigration laws.
    6. They must not have any communicable disease or be otherwise inadmissible to the United States.

    How can we help

    Determine if you are eligible for a B-2 visa by reading the guidelines on the U.S. Department of State website.

    1. Fill out the online visa application form (DS-160) and pay the visa application fee.
    2. Schedule an interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
    3. Gather all required documents, including a valid passport, a photo, proof of financial support, and an itinerary of your trip.
    4. Help prepares for the interview

    B-2 Visa Frequently Asked Questions

    Here are some frequently asked questions about B-2 visas:

    1. What are the eligibility requirements for a B-2 visa?
      The B-2 visa holder must be able to demonstrate that they have a residence outside the United States to which they intend to return and that they have sufficient funds to cover the expenses of their trip and stay in the US. They must also not have any intention of immigrating to the US permanently.

    2. Can a B-2 visa holder work or study in the US?
      No, B-2 visa holders are not allowed to work or study in the US. Any kind of gainful employment or academic enrollment is prohibited on a B-2 visa.

    3. How long is a B-2 visa valid for?
      The B-2 visa is typically valid for up to six months, but the actual period of validity will be determined by the consular officer at the time of the visa interview.

    4. How to apply for a B-2 Visa?
      The B-2 visa holder must submit a completed Form DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application), along with other required documents such as a valid passport, proof of financial support, and evidence of the purpose of the trip to a US embassy or consulate.

    5. Can a B-2 visa holder apply for an extension while in the US?
      Yes, it is possible to apply for an extension of stay if the B-2 visa holder’s circumstances have changed and they need to remain in the US longer than the initial period of admission. The B-2 visa holder should apply for an extension before the current status expires.

    6. Can a B-2 visa holder can change his status in the US?
      Yes, he can change his status from B-2 to any other eligible category.

    7. What if embassy deny me visa?
      You can reapply.