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The B2 Visa is for citizens of a foreign country who wish to enter the U.S. temporarily for the purposes of tourism, pleasure, medical treatment, or visiting.
The B2 Visa allows citizens of foreign countries to enter the U.S. as visitors for a specified length of time for social or recreational purposes or for medical treatment.
According to the U.S. Department of State, the following constitute eligible reasons for visiting the U.S. under a B2 Visa:
This B2 visa is not for applicants who wish to visit the U.S. for business purposes. The U.S. Department of State adds that applicants for visitor visas must be
able to prove that they are not coming to the U.S. in order to immigrate, but rather to enter the country temporarily for a purpose applicable to the particular visa they are applying for.
Therefore, in order to show that they are eligible for a B2 visa, they must also be able to show that they are entering the country temporarily for a specific time period, have funds to cover expenses while in the U.S., and have a residence and other “binding ties” outside the U.S. that will ensure that they depart from the country when they are supposed to.
Applying for a B2 Visa involves multiple steps. An applicant begins the process by filling out the required form online and uploading a photo matching the application specifications.
Then, if the applicant is between 14 and 79 years of age, or the consular officer deems it necessary, the applicant must schedule an interview, generally with a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence. The applicant will also be required to pay fees associated with the application, and several supporting documents need to be brought to the interview. The application will be reviewed and either accepted or denied.
The application process requires applicants to keep track of several important factors, including forms, documents, fees, and dates. While the process can be confusing, we have the experience to know what needs to be done and can both make the process smoother and improve an application’s chances of success.
We have helped thousands of visitors successfully enter the U.S. with B2 Visas and we can help you too.
Our firm boasts 15 years of experience in working with visitors to the U.S. We know what the U.S. immigration department requires, and how to meet all deadlines and expectations.
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