Visit Visa USA
America is a land of immigrants. Immigrants shaped and fed its democracy, explored its interior, built its infrastructure and honed it, brick by brick and invention by the invention, into the world’s greatest economy. These immigrants came to this country from everywhere around the globe for its promise of freedom and unlimited potential.
They came to build a better life for themselves and their children.
With a combined 10 years of experience handling B1 and B2 visas, WSL Consultants have worked with hundreds of employers and thousands of B1 and B2 professionals. These thousands of B1 and B2 cases have brought benefits to all concerned.
Employers are able to find the best and brightest workers from a potential applicant pool of 7 billion people (the population of the world) instead of 312 million (the population of the United States, representing less than 5% of the world’s population).
The society of the USA has been arranged in such a way there are a number of immigrants working to boost society. Immigrants are capable to share the wonderful gift of living in America. The USA is a place of living where you can get everything you want. To enter the USA B1 or B2 visa is the gateway.
We have provided B1 and B2 visa services with several purposes:
To provide a guide through the maze of B1 and B2 laws and policies
To help you ensure the success of your application, from B1 and B2 petition to visa issuance
To help you avoid the pitfalls, liabilities, and disasters that are sometimes associated with B1 and B2 status
Types of Visitor Visa
USA visitor visa is nonimmigrant visa which is given to those people who wish to travel to America for business, medical and tourism purposes. There are two major categories first one is B1 visit visa and other is called B2 visitor visit. These categories are basically categorized according to visa requirements. The person who wants to do business related activities in USA will apply under B1 visitor visa. The persons who wants to go to the USA for medical or tourism purposes then they will apply under B2 visa category.
What is a B1 Visa?
A B1 visa provides the authorization for foreign professionals to work for certain purposes (tourism, educational and etc.) in the United States for 90 days (and even longer).
The current B1 visa program allows for USA business for those who:
(1) Medical and tourism purposes
(2) Attend in any business activity (educational, professional, scientific, conference or business convention in any part of the U.S.
(3) Meeting with business partner
(4) To make an estate deal with someone in USA
(5) To do or negotiate a contract with any business partner
The B1 visa has contributed significantly to the U.S. economy. However, the B1 visa program is a poor fit for boot-strapped, hardworking, talented and creative entrepreneurs, who generally don’t have this kind of money at their disposal. This visa is for the investor or visitor who is not interested in being the next Google founder, but wants to dump money into a safe and successful project that will allow him or her to fulfill the requirements to obtain a green card.
B1 Visa Requirements
There are certain specific requirements for B-1 Visa which must be met by the applicant under USA immigration law
Purpose of the trip or visit is to enter the USA temporarily for business
He plans to visit and remain for a specific interval of time
Evidence of fund sources for stay in USA and departure
He must demonstrate that he is not an intending immigrant by showing strong ties to his home country and residence information outside the USA
B1 visa eligibility
Most B1 visitors are engineers, IT workers, scientists, and teachers, but anyone with a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent education and experience) may be eligible for B1 status. B1 visas have been granted to a wide range of professionals, including accountants, medical technologists, logistics experts, business managers, statisticians, doctors, nurses, and marketing professionals.
B1 visa documents
If you are applying for a business visa, you must provide the required documents
An online nonimmigrant visa application form (DS-160)
A valid passport for traveling to USA with a validity of not less than six months apart from your planned duration to stay in USA
If any of your family member is traveling with you, s/he must submit a separate application form.
One (2” ×2”) photograph which must not be older than last six months and must meet the requirements
A fee paid receipt for e-application form which is non-refundable and is paid in native currency.
Traveler’s last 10 years traveling history
List of traveler’s siblings and children
In addition, you must provide your appointment letter.
B1 visa document requirements
Further documents which are required by applicant are supporting documents. These include one to many factors that a consular officer will ask from you during your interview. Consular officer observes every application and consider professional, cultural and social factors, and may look at personal intentions and family situations and your future plans in your home country. Each application is looked into individually and is considered under the law. You need to be careful and do not present false documents. Any type of misrepresentation and fraud can result in permanently visa ineligibility.
Additional documents base on your planned trip.
Evidence to cover all the costs of the travel (if you can afford), and if you cannot afford you may show evidence that another person will cover some or all the costs of your entire trip.
Your plan to leave the USA after the trip
Evidence of your business or employment and your family ties
B1 Visa duration
The initial B1 visa is normally issued for 90 days.
B1 Visa extension
If you want to extend the visa in the USA, you need to file a visa extension application request with Citizenship and Immigration Services of USA on the form l-539 before your visa got expired. If you stay in the USA longer than your authorized stay, then you may be prohibited from returning and or you may be deported from the USA. It is suggested that you must apply for an extension of your visa, 45 days prior to its expiry.
You may apply for visa extension if:
You have a legal nonimmigrant visa to enter into the USA
Your nonimmigrant visa is valid
You have not committed any illegal act
You have not violated any conditions that make you ineligible for a visa
Your passport’s validity will remain active during your stay
B1 Visa status
The B1 status can be extended for at least another five years.
B1 Visa renewal
For visa renewal applicants will use the same process as applying for the first time.
Some applicants may be eligible for interview waiver program which allow them to apply for a visa renewal without being interviewed by a consular officer.
B1 Visa invitation letter
A letter of invitation is written by a USA citizen or legal resident, to confirm that they are willing to admit an international into their home with whom they have family ties or friendship, and the visitor can stay into their home for his entire scheduled time period to stay and work in USA.
The invitation letter is the guarantee of the visa issuance.
B1 Visa cost or fees
The normal online nonimmigrant visa application fee is US$160. However, most urgent based or petition based visas for work and religious purposes costs about US$190.
B1 Visa application process
Application process is as following:
Completely and carefully fill the nonimmigrant visa e-application form (DS-160)
After form filling, pay the visa application fee, i.e., US$160
Schedule your interview appointment. For this purpose, you need this information to keep in mind: –
Your valid passport number
Visa fee paid receipt
The confirmation page of DS-160 application, which has ten digits’ barcode.
The applicant must appear for his/her interview at the US Embassy.
The applicant must have copy of his/her appointment letter, one photograph, your DS-160 barcode confirmation page, all of his/her old and current passports.
Application without all these required documents will not be entertained.
B 1 Visa Online form filling
Each applicant must submit completely filled DS-160 via internet to schedule an appointment at the Consulate. Your Embassy for the interview and the Embassy selected in the application must be same, for convenience at the time of interview.
Complete application is filled in English language only, but your name must be written in your local alphabets.
Upload your photograph.
If you stop working on the application for more than 20 minutes, your last session will expire. Then start writing a new application, until you complete it and note the application ID number or save the application in your computer.
Note down your application ID number, before closing the browser.
After the completion of the DS-160 form an alphanumeric barcode confirmation page will appear, print this page. Confirmation page is required at the Embassy during interview
Copy the confirmation page and email the application form to yourself. This emailed form will be in pdf format.
B1 Visa Appointment
Schedule an appointment at the US Embassy either online using Embassy or Consulate website or by calling at the visa center, you must have the following information and documents available,
A valid passport beyond your planned period of stay in the USA
Visa e-form fee payment receipt
DS-160 confirmation page
Applicants’ email address
Required documents based on visa class
Last 10 years’ travel history
Your list of siblings and children
B1 Visa appointment waiting time
Although visa waiting time is five working days but it may vary under individual circumstances or other special requirements by the applicant.
B1 Visa consulting and our services
A letter of invitation is a letter which is written by a US citizen or legal resident to confirm that they are willing to admit an international individual into their home.
You must have the following documents prepared in your file;
All original civil documents
One copy of each document
At the interview, you must bring another important document that is an invitation letter. The document file must include the letter-head of the company that makes the invitation, which should state,
The reason of your compulsory visit to the USA in person.
Benefits of the US company in result of your visit,
The meetings you will attend during your stay in the USA,
Your partnership or collaboration time period with that US company
Hotel booking is not mandatory for US visa. Only the CBP officer checks where you will stay and information regarding hotel booking.
The online form or visa application is for temporary travel to the USA. It is submitted to the States’ Department website via internet. The consular officer of the Embassy or the consulate uses the information written on the DS-160 form and applicants’ interview to determine his eligibility for the nonimmigrant visitor visa. You must follow these steps: –
Your Embassy for the interview and the Embassy selected at the beginning of the Form DS-160 must be the same, for convenience at the time of interview.
Complete application form must be filled in English using English language characters only, except your full name which must be written in your native alphabets.
Upload a passport size photograph not older than 6 months.
Your session will expire, if you leave your application for more than 20 minutes. You will have to start writing over, until you complete it and note the application ID number or save the application in your computer.
Note down your application ID number before closing the browser.
After the completion of the DS-160 form an alphanumeric barcode confirmation page will appear, print this page. This page is required for the interview at the Embassy.
Appointment from the embassy
You must schedule an appointment from the Embassy in the country in which you live for your visa interview.
All the documents must bring with yourself at the interview are: –
USA electronic visa application
Fee receipt for visa application
Appointment letter for interview
Business invitation letter
All civil documents along with all old passports
Evidence to cover all the costs of the travel, if you are paying and if someone else is covering, you must show the evidence
Your plans to depart the USA after your trip
Evidence of your business or employment and your family ties.
B1 Reasons for visa denial
There are some common reasons for visa rejection, and are as follows: –
It the applicant is applying for the wrong visa, then his/her visa will be certainly denied
If you are going unprepared for the interview
If you have input insufficient or incorrect information in the DS-160 form, then your visa will be rejected
If you cannot communicate in the English language, ask for a translator or have an interview with someone who is native. Because poor communication results in miscommunication and your visa will be rejected
Having confidence for the interview is great, but if you are overconfident then you are bound to have a visa rejection.
What is B2 Visa?
The B-2 visa is a nonimmigrant USA visa which is temporary and allows the visitor to enter the USA for a limited period for different purposes like, tourism, holidays or meeting friends and family.
All those people who wish to travel to the USA any of following reason will get a B2 visitor visa.
A person has purposes of tourism
A person who want to spend vacation in USA
A person who wants to visit his relatives or friends
For own or any of his relative’s medical treatment
Wants to participate in any kind of social events which may be organized by any organization.
People want to participate in a sports or musical events, or he/she is contesten in that event.
He can use this visa to attend short term study course like cooking course of two or three days.
Who can apply for B2 Visa?
If you are traveling for
Meeting family, friends or relatives
Rest from work
Related to medical treatment
Mutual, social or service nature activities, and
Participation in musical, sports contests
Then you must have to apply for the B2 type Visas.
B2 visa qualifications
The B2 visa is temporary and is for recreational courses. These courses must be less credited than a degree program. You are qualified for this visa type if your planned visit is compliant with the B2 visa purposes. Moreover, if you have enough financial purposes for your stay in the USA and you will return to your home country after your trip is over you are eligible for a B2 visa.
What are the documents requirements of the B2 visa?
B-2 visa document file includes all the documents which you should show to the US Embassy or consulate to permit you the visa.
Here is the list of the documents required for the B2 visa: –
DS-160 application form
Fee paid receipt
Evidence of financial means
Bonding to your home country
A letter stating that you do not have any criminal record
Previous visits record
If you are a student, then must bring your transcript or diploma with you
Your pay slips from the last three months
Letters from your doctor on your treatment and diagnosis
Your social media details
Your asset proof
Last 6 months’ bank statement
Photocopies of your relatives’ status are the USA.
You must bring all these documents to your visa interview.
B2 visa application documents
US B2 tourist Visa application includes all the documents listed above along with valid visa photographs.
B2 visa sponsorship letter/Invitation letter
An invitation letter for B2 type Visas is optional which is sent by friends and family in the USA.
B2 visa bank statement
For a tourist visa or B2 visa types, the last 6 months’ bank statement is mandatory, though they are rarely looked at. At some exceptions, bank statements are ignored when applicants’ visa is easily accepted or ignored. Fake bank statements are easily detected and cause visa rejection for many years.
B2 visa cover letter
A cover letter includes the table of contents of what is included in the submission documents. Other than this, the cover letter includes all the information about the reason for your travel, your planned time to stay and departure from the USA. moreover, s/he must show evidence of appropriate use of visas during her/his stay.
B2 visa cover letter sample
Cover letter of B2 visa is available, you can check by calling our representative
B2 visa sponsorship documents
There are certain documents that need to be sent by the person (friend, relative or family) who is sponsoring his or her relatives, friends or family to visit the USA. These documents must be sent to the person whom you are sponsoring, not the US Embassy. These documents must be current, legible and complete.
Following are the sponsoring documents: –
Form l-134, which is the affidavit of support form
Statement from your employer called the employment letter. Date and nature of employment, salary paid and employment status must be mentioned in the letter
Most recent, 3 or 4 pay stubs should be enough.
Bank letter mentioning date account opened, total amount deposited for the past year, present balance and average balance of the last year.
Bank statement for the last 6 months.
Letter to the consulate
Copy of last three years of Income tax returns
B2 visa documents for parents’ self-sponsor
If your parents are self-sponsoring and they can afford all of their expenditures, then they must submit ITR (income tax returns), income details, their strong ties to their homeland, etc.
The required documents for the B2 visa for parents are as follows: –
Your parents must have valid passports
Completed DS-160 form
A verification letter from the bank
B2 visa extension documents
If you want to stay in the USA longer than your issued visa, you can get an extension in your visa for an additional six months. For this purpose, you should apply at least 42 days before the expiration of your l-94 card.
Please submit these documents to apply for a B2 extension: –
Completely filled I-539 form
Your valid passport
A letter with a written statement of the reasons behind the visa extension.
Evidence to cover all of your trip cost
Pay the visa extension fee of US$370
Photocopy of I-94 card
B2 visa extension time varies on the basis of the number of applications USCIS is conducting at the time of your application.
B2 visa port of entry documents
Applicants should have the awareness that a visa does not confirm their entry in the USA, instead, they must be prepared for the inquiry held by the CBP officer at the US airport. Therefore, the applicants should have prepared a letter for the port of entry in case visitors do not know English or are not fluent, to explain the reason for their visit or planned tour, and they must show the invitation letter. Otherwise, the CBP officer can reject their entry in the USA.
What is the B2 Visa application Procedure?
If one or more than one person is traveling to the USA, each individual must submit a separate visa application. The detailed procedure of B2 visa application is as follows: –
Completely and carefully fill the electronic application form DS-160.
Upload your photo with a valid format, i.e., 2” ×2”.
The applicant must pay the visa application fee, US$160.
Print the application barcode confirmation page.
Schedule the interview appointment with the US Embassy or Consulate.
Prepare for your interview.
B2 visa online application
The B2 visa electronic application DS-160 form is filled and submitted via the internet.
B2 visa application fee
The B2 visa application fee is US$160 which must be submitted in the local currency.
B2 visa application status
The visa status refers to the state of an electronic application for a nonimmigrant visa.
B2 visa application processing time
The processing time for a B2 tourist type visa may take a few weeks up to a few months. It may vary from country to country and on the workload at the US Embassy where you have applied.
B2 visa validity period
The nonimmigrant B2 visa has a validity period from one (1) month to ten (10) years, that allows from one to multiple entries in the USA, and allows a maximum stay of six (6) months.
B2 visa duration
The maximum duration of stay in the USA on a B2 visa is six (6) months.
B2 visa Total cost
The B2 visa totally costs US$160.
B2 visa how long can I stay in the USA
With the B2 visa, one can stay up to six months. And you can extend your duration period of stay even longer.
Frequently asked question for USA B1/B2 visa
How to take a visitor visa USA appointment?
Visitor visa USA appointment is taken online by filling the form.
What does visitor visa USA cost?
The cost of a visitor visa USA depends on the number of people who are traveling. Please check the fee of the US embassy.
What is visitor visa USA fees?
The Fee is US$ 160.
What is a visitor visa the USA can work on?
During visit visa, yes you can work
visitor visa the USA can open a bank account?
You have to confirm from the immigration authorities of the USA for bank account opening.
visitor visa USA extension fee and US visitor visa entry?
visitor visa USA form USA visit visa can be downloaded from the US embassy website.
visitor visa USA gap between visits
Every 6 months, you have to be the exit from the USA.
visitor visa us getting married
For getting married to a US citizen you have to take a visit visa.
visitor visa USA health insurance
Insurance can be taken for the USA visit visa.