The B-1/B-2 visitor visa is for those who are visiting the United States for a limited period of time for business (B-1) or pleasure (B-2) or medical treatment (B-2) (B-2). Travelers who need to meet with business associates attend scientific, educational, professional, or business conventions/conferences, settle an estate or negotiate contracts typically need a B-1 visa.
If you apply for a B-1/B-2 visa, you must show a consular officer that you meet the requirements of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
Every B-1/B-2 applicant is presumed to be an intending immigrant under Section 214(b) of the INA.
You must dispel this legal presupposition by demonstrating:
- That your visit to the United States is for a short period of time, such as for business, pleasure, or medical treatment.
- That you intend to stay in the United States for a certain, limited time.
- Proof of sufficient finances to meet your costs while in the United States
If you’re applying for a business or tourist visa, you’ll need to bring the following documents:
Form DS-160, Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application. For additional information about the DS-160, go to the DS-160 web page.
A passport is valid for travel to the United States that is valid for at least six months beyond your expected stay in the country (unless country-specific agreements provide exemptions). If your passport contains more than one person, each person who needs a visa must apply separately.
Take one (1) 2″x2″ (5cmx5cm) photograph in the last six months. The needed photo format is described on this web page.
How to Make an Application?
Céim 1: To apply for a nonimmigrant visa, fill out the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160).
Céim 2: Make a payment for the visa application fee.
Céim 3: Use this website to make an appointment. In order to make your appointment, you will need the following information:
- The number on your passport.
- Your Visa Fee receipt’s CGI reference number. If you need assistance locating this number, please Cliceáil anseo. Your DS-160 confirmation page’s ten (10) digit barcode number
Céim 4: On the date and time of your visa interview, go to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. You must provide a printed copy of your appointment letter, your DS-160 confirmation page, one recent photograph, and all current and previous passports. Applications that do not include all of these materials will be rejected.