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Most tourists to the United States require a valid tourist visa, such as a B2 visa or an ESTA.
A B2 visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits tourists to visit the United States temporarily. B2 visa holders are permitted to sightsee, visit family and friends or receive medical treatment in the US.
Tourists from participating VWP (Visa Waiver Program) countries are required to obtain an ESTA before departing for their trip.
A B2 visa can only be obtained abroad and applicants must show that the purpose of their trip is for pleasure, tourism or medical treatment.
Applicants must demonstrate they intend to remain in the US temporarily and that they will return to their home country at the end of their stay. B2 visa applicants may be required to show that they have sufficient funds to support themselves during their stay. Applicants may also be required to meet certain health and character requirements.
A B2 visa usually allows the holder to remain in the US for a maximum of six (6) months while some B2 visa holders may be granted a stay of up to one year. A B2 visa holder may be entitled to undertake short-term study during their stay but are prohibited from engaging in employment or long-term study. In certain circumstances, B2 visa holders may be able to change their visa status while in the United States to engage in employment or full-time study.
To see a full listing of our fees and services,Tourist Visitors (B-2) Visa processing times and application costs please visit our FAQ page.