What is a B2 Visa?
The B2 visa is a temporary, non-immigrant U.S. visa that permits the holder to enter the United States for a short time for travel, recreation, or family purposes.
Activities and Uses for the B2 Visa
• Tourist on a pleasure trip to the U.S.
• Visiting friends and relatives in the U.S.
• Foreign nationals entering the country to marry a U.S. citizen or green cardholder.
• Amateur athletes, musicians, or other performers traveling to compete or perform in their field.
• Conventions for social organizations (not a business).
• Foreign nationals who are coming into the U.S. to receive medical treatment.
B2 Visa Requirements
In our experience, the main factor in getting a B2 visa approved is showing that the applicant has every intention of returning to their home country at the end of their permitted stay.
You must fulfill or prove all the requirements below in order to qualify for a B2 visa.
• Prove your visit will be temporary.
• Prove your intention to depart the U.S. at end of your stay (or any extension).
• Hold a valid foreign passport.
• Maintain a residence abroad where you intend to return.
• You are able to support yourself financially while in the country.
B2 Visa Processing Time and Length of Stay
B2 visas are valid for up to six months and may be renewed once for up to an additional six months. After submitting the DS-160 form, it generally takes USCIS between 60–90 days to process the B2 visa application.
B2 Visa FAQs
In our experience, the main factor in getting ais being able to show successfully that the applicant has every intention of returning to their home country at the end of their permitted stay by fulfilling all the requirements below:
- Prove your visit will be temporary
- Prove your intention to depart the U.S. at end of your stay (or any extension)
- Hold a valid foreign passport
- Maintain a residence abroad to which you intend to return
- You are able to support yourself financially while in the country
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