The B1 B2 US Visitor Visa is a nonimmigrant visa for persons desiring to enter the U.S. temporarily for business (B1) or for pleasure or medical treatment (B2). Applicants for US visitor visas must complete a DS-160 Form (US visa application) at the U.S. Consulate with jurisdiction over their place of permanent residence. No special permission needs to be obtained from the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) before a visa is issued by the Consulate. The period of admission into the U.S. is normally for a period of up to six months, as shown on the Form I-94 issued at the port-of-entry. Once entry with a US visitor visa is made into the U.S., an application to extend visitor visa status may be filed with the USCIS requesting extension for up to six additional months.

B1 Business Visitor US Visa Application

Business travel for up to 180 days.​ Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (US visa category B-1), tourism, pleasure or visiting (US visa category B-2), or a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2). Here are some examples of activities permitted with a visitor visa:

  • negotiate a contract

  • consult with business associates

  • attend a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention or conference

  • settle an estate

B2 Tourism Visitor US Visa Application

Tourism travel for up to 180 days.​ US visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (US visa category B-1), tourism, pleasure or visiting (US visa category B-2), or a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2). Here are some examples of activities permitted with a visitor visa:

  • tourism, pleasure

  • holiday

  • visit with friends or relatives

  • medical treatment

  • participation in social events hosted by fraternal, social, or service organizations

  • participation by amateurs in art, musical, sports, or similar events or contests, if not being paid for participating

  • enrollment in a short recreational course of study, not for credit toward a degree (for example, a two-day cooking class while on vacation).

How to Apply

 

There are several steps to apply for a US visa. The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you apply. Our Premium Service is an easy to use, step by step process to ensure you complete your form accurately and mistake free from beginning to end.

Important Notice to Visa Applicants: 
After you have completed the DS 160 US Visa Application Form, you must take these next steps below:

 

  1. Once you complete your application, you can pay the Premium Service fee of $165 with the following credit cards: VISA Debit or Visa Credit and by bank transfer through TransferWise.

  2. Print and keep the DS-160 barcode page. (You will not need to print the full application.)

  3. Review country-specific instructions on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website and Pay the Government MRV fee accordingly.

  4. Schedule your visa interview appointment. (The U.S. Embassy or Consulate does not schedule an appointment for you.) 

Before you Start

 

You should have the following documents available while you complete your DS-160:
 

  • Passport.

  • Visa or MasterCard Credit/Debit card.

  • Travel itinerary, if you have already made travel arrangements.

  • Dates of your last five visits or trips to the United States, if you have previously travelled to the United States. You may also be asked for your international travel history for the past five years. 

  • You may be required to provide information about your current and previous education and work history. 

  • Some applicants, depending on the intended purpose of travel, will be asked to provide additional information when completing the DS-160.

  • Government MRV Visa fee costs between $160 and $265 depending on the type of Visa.

 

Some applicants will need to have additional information and documents handy while completing the DS-160:
 

  • Students and Exchange Visitors (F, J, and M): You will be asked to provide your SEVIS ID, which is printed on your I-20 or DS-2019, so you should have this form available when completing your DS-160. You also will be asked to provide the address of the school/program at which you intend to study. This information should also be on your I-20 or DS-2019 form. 

  • Petition-based Temporary Workers (H-1B, H-2, H-3, CW1, L, O, P, R, E2C): You should have a copy of your I-129 available when completing your DS-160. 

  • Other Temporary Workers: You will be asked for information about your employer, including the employer’s address, while completing your DS-160.

You may begin your application and save it to return at any point in time.

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