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US Visit Visa: Know all the details to travel to the United States

This page provides the most essential information that is necessary for obtaining a US Tourist Visa.

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When it comes to international tourism, the United States is at the top of the list. The country receives about 79.6 million international visitors annually. These people travel to the country for business or sightseeing. It also impacts the economy of the country massively. Read along.

What is a US Tourist Visa?

A US Tourist Visa is a type of non-immigrant visa. It allows people to enter the United States. The purpose can either be business or tourism. It can also be a combination of both.

What are the eligibility criteria of the US tourist visa?

The eligibility criteria of the US tourist visa are:

  • Show proof of your travel:
    • If it is tourism, then you must display a travel itinerary, tickets, etc.
    • If it is a visit to family or friends, then you must show an invitation letter.
    • If it is for medical purposes, then you must show the necessary medical documents.
    • If it is for business, then:
      • You must display business invitations, etc.
      • You must show proof that you are a foreigner.
      • You must display the intent to leave the country to the immigration officer.
      • You must not work, study, or do paid performances.
  • You must display sufficient proof of funds.
  • You must have a residence in your home country.

What are the documents required for the US tourist visa?

The documents required for the US tourist visa are:

  • Valid passport
  • Old passports (if any)
  • Recent photograph (as per the requirements)
  • Completed and signed DS-160 form
  • Confirmation page of the DS-160 form
  • It must be stamped at the Visa Application Center (VAC)
  • Receipts of the visa fee
  • Proof of funds
  • Proof of character

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  • Any other documents showing that you have no criminal record
  • A letter describing the reason for your travel
  • Display of intent to return back
  • Printout of the appointment letter of the visa interview

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How can you get a tourist visa to the USA?

You can get a tourist visa to the USA by following the steps given below:

  • Step 1: Submit a digital photograph
  • Step 2: It must be according to the specific requirements mentioned.
  • Step 3: Fill the DS-160 application form
  • Step 4: Get the ten-digit barcode
  • Step 5: Pay the required application fees
  • Step 6: Arrange a visa interview appointment
  • Step 7: You need to schedule two appointments:
    • One interview is at the embassy or consulate.
    • The other one is at the Offsite Facilitation Centre (OFC)
  • Step 8: You must give your biometrics at the Visa Application Centre (VAC)
  • Step 9: Go for the personal visa interview.
  • Step 10: If you meet the required criteria, you will get the US tourist visa.

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What is the cost for a tourist visa to the USA?

A tourist visa to the USA costs $ 160. You may also have to pay other fees. These are:

  • Visa issuance fees (depending on your nationality)
  • Doctor’s fees (for proof of good health)
  • Fees for proof of character

What is the processing time of the US tourist visa?

The processing time of the US tourist visa is between three days to 2 weeks. It can delay if there is traffic at the embassy or consulate.

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