The United States of America usually referred to as the United States, USA or US is a country in North America. From iconic landmarks like the Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Niagara Falls, Walt Disney Resort to extravagant scenery and a variety of culinary offerings, the United States has much more to offer to its tourists. With approximately 79.3 million visitors in 2019, the USA is listed as the third most popular travel destination.
Are you planning a visit to the USA in the near future? Then you are on the right page. Keep reading the article to get a better insight on how to apply USA tourist visas from India.
All Indians are required to hold a tourist visa, also known as a non-immigrant visa, to visit the USA. B2 category tourist visas are issued to people visiting the US for reasons like tourism, medical treatment, visiting friends or family and participation in social events or concerts.
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The candidate is required to pay an application fee of 160 US Dollars. The application fee is non-transferable and non-refundable irrespective of whether the tourist visa is approved or not. Once the tourist visa is approved, the candidate may have to pay a visa issuance fee.
Follow the steps below to apply for a USA tourist visa from India:
Step 1: Gather all the required documents for USA visa. After getting an understanding of all the required documents, the candidate should be ready with all the documents before they start the application process.
Step 2: Complete your application Download and carefully fill in the Non-immigrant visa application form (Form DS-160). For a better understanding, it is recommended that the candidate reads the guidelines for completing the DS-160 Form.
Step 3: Pay the application fee Once the candidate completes filling out the application, it is obligatory for the candidate to pay the visa application fee. The fee can be paid using options like the NEFT payment system, payment by mobile phone, or payment at Axis bank/ Canara Bank/ Druk bank.
Step 4: Schedule the appointment After paying the application fee, the candidate can book an appointment. The candidate is expected to book two appointments, one for Visa Application Center and the other for a visa interview.
Step 5: Attend the scheduled visa interview Lastly, the candidate will be interviewed by the US embassy officer. It is mandatory for the candidate to carry documents like their passport, appointment confirmation page, DS-160 confirmation page, as well as one photograph.
Note: It is not required for children younger than 14 years to attend the visa interview. The documents can be submitted by their parents.
Step 6: Track your application
If the tourist visa of the candidate is approved, they can collect it from the pickup location selected by them during the application process.
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The ideal processing time of the USA tourist visa from India is anywhere between three to five days. However, a delay can be expected in certain scenarios. It is suggested that the visitor starts their immmigraion application process at least 6-8 weeks before they plan to visit the country.
A US visitor visa is valid for up to 10 years. Every individual with a valid tourist visa is allowed a stay time of 6 months on every visit.
A US tourist visa application may be rejected in situations where:
A visitor can extend their B2 visa for an additional six months by providing a valid reason. The candidate must fill in Form I-539 and submit their request to extend the tourist visa. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recommends submitting an extension 45 days before the expiration date.
Yes, US borders have opened for tourism and other short-term visits. Applications for US visitor visas are being accepted and processed as of April 2023.
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