U.S. Visitor Visa (B)

The US visitor visa allows its holder to go to the US short-term visits for a maximum of six months. Because there are two main purposes that visitors can go to the US, there are also two types of visitor visas into the B category.

B1 Visa (generally referred to as Business Visa) is the visa which allows you to enter the United States with the purpose of doing business with a company within the United States.

B2 Visa (generally referred to as a Tourist Visa) is the visa which allows you to enter the US with the purpose of tourism, pleasure, or visit to friends and family.

Business Visa (B-1)

Some activities permitted under a B-1 visa are

Tourist Visa (B-2)

Some activities permitted under a B-2 visa are

The following activities are not permitted in B1/B2 visas and require different categories of visas and cannot be done while on a business or tourist visa.

Interview Requirements

A consular officer will interview you to determine whether you are qualified to receive a visitor visa. You must establish that you meet the requirements under U.S. Law to receive a visa.

Interviews are generally required for visa applicants with certain exceptions. Consular officers may require an interview of any visa applicant.

An interview is generally not required for those who are 13 and younger or 80 and older.

Those between the ages of 14 and 79 require an interview (some exceptions may apply for renewals).

The interview is scheduled via an appointment at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where you live. 

Photograph Requirements for US visa

Your photograph is a crucial part of your vis application. The U. S. Department of State recommends you to use a professional visa photo service to meet all photo requirements, stated below.

Paper Photo Head Size Template

Digital Image Head Size Template

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