Interested in visiting the United States?

US Visiting VIsas If you want to visit the United States you may require a visitor visa.  Visitor Visa’s are non-immigrant visas’ for foreigners.

There are two categories that may apply to you:

B -1 Visa – This visa is for visitors traveling for business purposes. Such as negotiation of a contract, meeting with associates or settling an estate.

B-2 Visa – This visa is for those of you with the intent to visit your friends or family, vacation in the states, or receive medical treatment.

Visa Waiver Program

Some people from certain countries may not be required to apply for a visitor visa. However, this only applies to these applicable countries and only if your stay in the U.S is will be less than 90 days. Such are countries are Mexico and Canada.

You may not be able to apply for a visitor visa if you:

  • Study in the US
  • Work in Radio, Press, or Film
  • Work in general
  • Arrive as a crew member from a ship pr aircraft.

How Can I apply for Visitor Visa?

Applying for your visitor visa will vary depending on what consulate or embassy you apply from. Please inform yourself prior to starting your application.  Once you have informed yourself of how to apply for your visa you will then be ready to schedule an interview at your nearest embassy or consulate.

What is needed for my interview?

You will need the following:

  • Fee paid with receipt proof
  • Passport
  • DS-160 Form
  • Your photo

You may be required to provide additional information such as:

  • Purpose of trip
  • Intent to deport the US when it is time to leave
  • Ability to pay all costs while you are there

These are just some tips to US visitor visas.  If you think you may require a visitor visa for your travels to the United States, we can help.  Contact us today for an assessment of your immigration matter.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

2 thoughts on “Interested in visiting the United States?

  1. Maria Fe Dela Pena

    How much it will cost to apply for a US visa? and how long is the processing?

    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Maria

      Thank you for you question about US Visas. The cost depends on the case and type of visa The processing also depends on the type of visa. If it is a NAFTA visa then the processing could take only one day! It all depends.


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