USA Nonimmigrant Visas - USA Temporary Visas Information (2023)

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There are different US Visa Types which a person who wants to visit the United States can apply for. In principle, there are two general categories of US Visas:

  • US Non Immigrant Visa
  • US Immigrant Visa

What is a Non immigrant Visa?

The United States legal system defines a non-immigrant USA visa as a temporary stay in the country. This means that you will visit the US for a short period of time, for reasons such as tourism, business, and others, but will not stay there permanently.

Those who want to permanently move to the United States to live and work there, need to apply for the US Immigrant Visa.


Non immigrant Visa Types

The category of non immigrant US visa has several types. Which type of visa you need to apply for is based on the purpose of your visit, so whether you are going to the US for business, as a student, for tourism, or others.

Below is the list of visa types as well as the purpose of visit for each one, which determines the one you should apply for:

  • A Visa – Diplomats and Foreign Government Officials. TheA visa is for diplomats or foreign government officials who are travelling to the US on official duties or representing their government. The only person who can enter the United States for any purpose of the visit is the Head of State or Government such as the President or the Prime Minister, for example.
  • A-2 – NATO1-6 Visa. The A-2 NATO1-6 visa is designed only for foreign military personnel who are about to serve or be stationed within the United States.
  • B-1 Visa – Temporary Business Visa. TheB-1 visacould be granted to those who want to enter the US for amateur or professional athletes, domestic employees/nannies or for business purposes such as:
    • Attending conferences or conventions in their field
    • Negotiate contracts
    • Consult with associates
    • Settle estates
  • B-2 Visa for Tourism. B-2 visasare given to people for the following reasons:
    • Medical Treatment
    • Tourism and vacations
    • Visits to relatives or friends
    • Enrollment in short non-credit bearing courses (not for official degrees)
    • Participation in music, sport, or social events, if they do not receive payments from them.
  • BCC Visa – Border Crossing Card. ABCC visa only applies to Mexican citizens. It is a laminated card which allows Mexican citizens to enter the US.
  • When it is granted, it is usually valid for 10 years, but you must have a valid Mexican passport to apply for it.
  • C Visa – Transit Visa. The C Visa is aUS transit visa. This means that you are passing through the US, but your final destination is in another location. If you are passing through the US, but want to stop for a layover to see friends, family, or visit places, you will not be allowed to do so with a C visa, but will need the appropriate visa for those purposes. People who have a B-type Visa and those whose visa is waived are also allowed to transit through the US.
  • CW-1 Visa – CNMI Work Visa.Employers from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) can apply for CW-1 visas to be able to employ foreign workers who do not necessarily fit into other employment visa categories.
  • The employees who are granted a visa for this purpose are termed as CNMI-only transitional workers.
  • D Visa for crew members. TheD visais for crew members who will work on a sea vessel or international airline in the United States and they need the visa to be able to operate within the country.
  • E Visas – E1 Treaty Trader and E2 Treaty Investor Visas. The E visas are for those who have treaties of commerce and navigation in the US. There are two reasons why you can apply for this visa:
    • Engage in trade of technology or other activities between the US and the treaty country.
    • Direct operations of a company in which you have invested capital.
  • E-3 Visa – Work Visa for Australian nationals. E-3 visas are only for nationals of Australiawho will be working in specialty occupations. If a person from Australia qualifies for an E-3 visa, then so does the spouse and the children; however, for the spouse, a marriage certificate should be presented.
  • F and M Visas for students. The F and M visas are for academic and vocational purposes. Depending on your school and your field of study, you will have to get either theF-1 visaor theM-1 visa.
  • G1-G5 NATO Visas. If you have been employed in an international organization in the United States, you will need to get a G-1 to G-5 visa. Those who will work for NATO, will get the NATO visa.
  • H-1B Visa for employees in highly specialized fields. H-1B visas are for persons who have been employed in highly specialized fields. This means that they have an advanced degree or a job that cannot necessarily be done without having extensive training.
  • H-1B1 Visa for Chile and Singapore nationals. Based on the US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Chile and Singapore, theH-1B1 visaallows these nationals to live and work temporarily in the US. They can also be accompanied by their spouse and dependent children.
  • H-2A Visa for agricultural workers. TheH-2A visa is granted to temporary agricultural workersfrom selected countries in whom the US has some type of interest.
  • H-2B Visa for temporary non-agricultural workers. Whereas the H-2A is for temporary agricultural workers, theH-2B visa is given to other types of temporary seasonal workers, who do non-agricultural work.
  • Similar to the H-2A, it is only granted to individuals if they are of interest to the US and only for selected countries.
  • H-3 Visa for training oppotunities. The US has unique education and training opportunities that might not be found in other countries. For those who want to take advantage of these training and education opportunities which are not counted towards an academic degree, theH-3 visaneeds to be obtained.
  • I Visa for journalists. TheI visa is for representatives of foreign mediaand journalists part of the press, film, radio, or print industries, who are visiting the US to work or participate in educational media activities.
  • J Visa for exchange visitors. TheJ visa is targeted to exchange visitors. These include:
    • Au pairs
    • Temporary Scholars
    • Teachers and Professors
    • Students
    • Interns and Summer Work and Travel
  • L Visa – Intracompany Transferee Visa. If the company you work for has a branch in the US and you want to transfer there, you will need anL1 visa. It is called an intra-company transfer visa, and the condition is that you must have been employed at that company for at least 1 year within the past 3 years.
  • O Visa for persons with extraordinary abilities.People who have what is called an extraordinary ability in Arts, Science, Business, Education, or Athletics and want to temporarily work in their field of expertise need anO1 visa. To get this type of visa, these people have to be essential to the provision of services in their area of expertise.
  • P Visa for athletes, entertainers and artists. There are three types ofP visas:
    • P-1 – is for individual or team athletes or members of entertainment groups
    • P-2 – is for artists of entertainers that will perform in the US as individuals or in a group
    • P-3 – is for artists and entertainers who will perform, teach, or coach in the US. as individuals or in a group
  • Q Visa for cultural exchange program. Q Visas are for people who are visiting the US as part of an international cultural exchange program. This means that they will share their history, culture, and tradition in the US.
  • This visa is also for those who will do some type of practical training and employment within the US.
  • R Visa for temporary religious workers. Temporary Religious Workers who want to practice within the US in religious capacities need to get theR visa type.
  • T Visa for victims of human trafficking. T visas are for victims of human traffickingwho have severe trauma, but can also assist in investigating crimes related to human trafficking.
  • TN/TD Visas for Canada and Mexico citizens who work in NAFTA. TN/TD visas are for citizens of Canada or Mexicowho will be working in the NAFTA organization. The visa is not for permanent residents of Canada or Mexico.
  • V Visa for family unity. The V visa allows families who are in the process of waiting for the completion of their immigration process, to be reunited with their family in the US.
  • U Visa for crime victims. Those who have been a victim of certain criminal activities and that can aid in the investigation or prosecution of those criminals, are eligible to apply for theU visa.

US Nonimmigrant Visa Application

Submit the DS 160 Form

Toapply for any type of a US non immigrant visa, applicants need to first fill the DS-160 form. The DS-160 or Online Non-immigrant Visa Application form is for all types of non-immigrant visas as well as for K visas, which fall under the immigrant visa types.

This form can be found in theConsular Electronic Application Centerwebsite and has to be submitted online to the Department of State. All information entered in the DS-160 form must be in English.

Collect the documents

While filling the DS-160 form, you will have to submit several supporting documents such as:

  • Standard Required Documents for US Visas.
  • Those applying for F, J, and M visas will also have to complete an application in theStudent and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS)and will need to enter their SEVIS ID in the DS-160 form and the name and address of the university you will be attending. Your SEVIS ID is found on your I-20 form or DS-2019 form.
  • Those applying for H-1B, H-2, H-3, CW1, L, O, P, R, visas will need to provide information from their I-129 form regarding their employment and purpose of the visit, when completing the DS-160 form
  • Those applying for an E-1 or E-1/E-2 Visa also need to submit theDS-156Eform completed by their employer.

Show up at the embassy for the interview

After submitting the form, you will be shown a DS-160 barcode page which you need to print and keep to show to the US Embassy. Following this you will need to schedule a visa interview appointment. This is done at your local US Embassy. The information you have entered in the DS-160 form, together with your interview will serve the consular office to make a decision about whether to give you the visa or not.

Pay the fee

Lastly, you will need to pay the application fee, which is determined based on the type of non-immigrant visa and your country of origin.

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Wait for processing

After submitting your application and completing your interview, you will have to wait for the Embassy to process and respond to your request to find out your non immigrant visa status. Wait times for each step of the non immigrant visa application are found in the US Visa Department of State. You will need to enter the city where the US Embassy to which you applied is located and it will show you approximate waiting times.

US Nonimmigrant Visa Validity

When you get your US visa sticker affixed to you passport, there is a date that shows when you visa expires. However, that does not mean you can stay in the US until then, just as getting a visa does not grant you with the right to enter the US. It is the US immigration officer of the Department of Homeland Security at the port-of-entry that decides whether you should be allowed to enter and how long you can remain in the US. The expiration date on your visa sticker only means that you can use it to arrive in the US until that time.

This person, who is a Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officer, will give you a card called Form I-94 in which is stated the period you can remain, and the date in which you must leave.

Extending a US Temporary Visa

Prior to the expiration of you authorized stay, apply for extending the period in which you are permitted to stay in the US, by filing a request with the USCIS on the Form I-539.

You will be eligible to apply for stay extension if you meet the following requirements:

  • You have been lawfully admitted into the US with a temporary visa
  • your visa is still valid
  • you have committed no crimes that make you ineligible for a visa
  • you did not violate the conditions of your admission
  • you possess a passport that is valid for the whole duration of your stay

Whereas, if you belong to one of the following categories you cannot extend your visa:

  • if you entered the US under the Visa Waiver Program
  • you are a crew member and entered the US under a D nonimmigrant visa
  • you are transiting the UK under a C nonimmigrant visa
  • you are transiting without a visa

Consequences of Overstaying a Temporary US visa

Just as someone who enters the US illegally, a person who overstays their visa will also face consequences according to the US immigration law.

Firstly, the US immigration authorities will automatically revoke the visa and the visitor will be deported to their home country if this person gets caught. Whereas, those who leave voluntarily after overstaying with face consequences according to the period they overstayed


Moreover, they will be ineligible to apply for a US visa from any country in the world, aside of their home country.

What consequences you will face due to overstaying, it all depends on the period you stayed in the US upon the expiration of your visa and also the way you return to your country (if you were forced to leave, deported or if your left voluntarily).

Overstaying less than 180 days

If your visa has expired, but you have not left the United States the consequences you are going to face depend on the number of days you overstayed. If you overstayed your visa for less than 180 days and then left without being forced, then you are legally admissible to apply again for a US visa.

However it will be hard to convince the consular officer that you will not overstay your visa again, so you must show strong proof for the reasons behind you overstaying, in order to be able to get another US visa.

Overstaying more than 180 days

On the other case, if you have stayed more than 180 days you face a ban from entering the US, for wither three years, ten year or permanent.

Time Bars for Accruing Unlawful Presence

Three-year travel bar

If you have stayed in the US for more than 180 days you may face severe penalties. However, if you leave without formal removal proceedings (deportation) then you may be barred from reapplying for a US visa for three years from the date you leave the US.

Ten-year travel bar

If you unlawfully remain in the US for more than 365 continuous days, but you leave voluntarily without any proceedings being instituted against you, you will be barred from entering the United States for ten years in a row. After this period, you can reapply for a US visa, but you will still face difficulties to obtain one.

Permanent travel bar

If you have unlawfully remained in the US for more than a year, and you get caught and deported by the US Immigration Authorities, and then again you try to illegally re-enter the country, you will face a lifetime ban. Though you still can reapply for a visa after ten years, you will still have it almost impossible to obtain one.

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Exceptions Whose Overstay Won’t Be Held Against Them

There are some people who are exempt from the above listed bars, as following:

  • If the overstaying traveler is under the age of 18
  • If the traveler has a bona fide pending asylum application on file with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • If the traveler has been a beneficiary of the family unity program (for close relatives of people who received green cards as farmworkers or under the amnesty program of the 1980s)
  • If the traveler had a pending application for either adjustment of status (a green card), an extension of status, or a change of status
  • If the traveler has been a battered spouse or child who entered on a nonimmigrant visa and can show a connection between the abuse and the overstay
  • If the traveler were a victim of trafficking who can show proof that the trafficking was at least one central reason for the unlawful presence
  • If the traveler has received protection via Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), Deferred Action, or Withholding of Removal under the Convention against Torture.

Waiver of the Three- and Ten-Year Time Bars

If you overstay your US Visa but are capable to demonstrate that your spouse or parents who are either lawful permanent residents or US citizens would suffer extreme hardship if you do not get the requested immigration benefit, then a time bar waiver may be applied to you.

However, you must have very strong evidence to prove extreme hardship as, financial, emotional or medical consequences to one of your US family members.

In case you are considering to apply for one of these waivers, you better get a lawyer since they can help you gather the documents and through the other procedures, which are a bit complicated.

Reapplying for a US visa, after overstaying previously

If you have entered the US under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) with an Electronic System Travel Authorization, and you have overstayed your authorized period of stay for a few days or weeks, then you will have to apply for a visa next time you wish to enter the US. Among other required documents, you will have to prove the non-immigrant intent and that you have strong ties to your country. You should be very convincing to the consular officer, because even their smallest doubts will result in a visa denial for you.

As for internationals that overstayed their visa (who are not eligible for an ESTA), they will have to reapply for a visa if they wish to enter the US again after overstaying. They will too, have to show strong proof to convince the consular officer that they have no intentions of remaining in the US more than they are authorized to, and prove that overstaying previous US visa happened due to strong reasons.

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What is the best answer for US visa interview? ›

It is very important to answer honestly. Tell about the reasons you have visited the US before, i.e. tourism, training, medical reasons, etc. Even if you have stayed beyond your visa validity, been deported or detained during your previous stay in the US, you must tell.

How to explain US visa refusal in DS-160? ›

You are now filling DS160 to apply for a B1/B2 visa renewal. As part of the ds-160 form filling, you should answer “NO” to the question “have you ever refused us a visa” as your H1B petition was denied and not a US H1B visa.

What is temporary visa information DS-160? ›

The DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application form, is for temporary travel to the United States, and for K (fiancé(e)) visas. Form DS-160 is submitted electronically to the Department of State website via the Internet.

How do I overcome a 214b visa rejection? ›

You can overcome the 214 b refusal by presenting the consulate with legitimate documents, and information pertaining to your background, finances, etc. Ques. When can I apply for US visa after rejection 214b?

How can I impress a US visa officer? ›

When your turn for the interview comes, enter the room with a smile, and greet the officer with a warm hello or hi. S/he may ask you 'how are you doing'. Reply politely and thank them for asking. If your visa is granted, thank them politely and leave.

Is it difficult to pass US visa interview? ›

Clearing a visa interview is not difficult; however, if you didn't perform well, then you might have to face rejection, even if you have an excellent academic record.

How can I avoid U.S. visa rejection? ›

Tips for Avoiding Visa Denial
  1. Start the application process early and allow sufficient time for authorities to process your visa. ...
  2. Provide accurate and complete information on the application form. ...
  3. Include all required documentation, including financial proof and a travel itinerary.
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What is the main reason why U.S. visa is denied? ›

An applicant's current and/or past actions, such as drug or criminal activities, as examples, may make the applicant ineligible for a visa. If denied a visa, in most cases the applicant is notified of the section of law which applies.

What is the most common reason for visa refusal? ›

The most obvious reason for visa rejection is missing documents or information failing to prove your eligibility to visit the desired country. It will not only spoil your excitement but also sabotage your future visa approval possibilities.

How long can you stay in the U.S. with a temporary visa? ›

Visits must be 90 days or less, and travelers must meet all requirements.

How many years is a temporary visa? ›

It permits individuals to stay in the country up to 5 years at a time. How do I apply for a US travel visa? The first step in applying for a US temporary visa is to determine which type of visa you need.

How many days DS-160 is valid? ›

21 What is the validity of the DS-160 form? The validity of the DS-160 form is one year from the completion date.

Can I reapply after 214B? ›

Can I reapply after 214b visa Refusal? You can re-apply for a US visa even after getting a 214B if you think your circumstances have changed and now you have some added proof that you will return from the USA. There is no time limit of 6 months to re-apply for a visa again.

Do I need to fill DS 160 again after rejection? ›

Unless your personal circumstances change significantly since your previous interview, we do not recommend reapplying. If you do reapply, you will have to fill out a new DS-160 form, pay a new visa application fee, and schedule a new appointment.

What is the difference between visa refusal and rejection? ›

Visa refusal refers to the act of denying your entry into to a particular country by rejecting your visa application. Visa rejection may happen when you fail to prove your eligibility to visit a particular country.

What not to say in a visa interview? ›

Don'ts During the Visa Interview Process

'Like, Umm, I guess' – Try to avoid using conversation fillers such as 'Like', 'Ummmm', or 'I guess' in a sentence when you are responding to a question. Pay close attention to the questions asked and respond with just the answer. Keep in short and simple.

What visa officers look for? ›

The visa officers will ask F1 visa questions about your study plans, university choice, academic qualification, financial status and career plans. Kindly note that authorities want to understand if you are genuinely interested in studying overseas.

How do you increase your chances of getting a US visa? ›

You can increase your chances of travel visa approval by providing a comprehensive overview of your finances on your application. This could include bank statements, pay stubs showing a steady income, or proof of assets.

Is there any USA visa without interview? ›

No. Applying for a visa without an interview does not guarantee a visa. If the officer has questions about your application, a representative will contact you to schedule an interview at the Embassy.

How can I get US visa without interview? ›

Applicants must schedule an in-person or interview waiver appointment during this 365-day period. Please note applicants must only schedule their in-person or interview waiver appointment within the 365-day period. There is no requirement the interview or VAC appointment must occur during the 365-day period.

Can I wear jeans for US visa interview? ›

You may also wear wide-legged dress pants or cropped hem pants as they also go well with any type of top, while looking official and formal. Avoid jeans and leggings as these are often too informal for US visa attire.

Why do b2 visas get rejected? ›

The most common reasons behind visa application denials are as follows: Incomplete Application or Supporting Documentation. Visa Qualifications and Immigrant Intent. Public Charge.

How bad is visa rejection? ›

Although every application has to be treated as a new application, a history of visa rejection can cause the issuing officer to spend a few extra minutes on your file. A visa refusal, however, it is not enough reason for the automatic refusal of the application.

What are common US visa rejections? ›

US Visa Rejection Reasons
  • Financial Instability. ...
  • Selecting the wrong type of Visa. ...
  • Validity of your Passport. ...
  • Reason to return back to home country not strong enough. ...
  • Insufficient or Incorrect Information. ...
  • Overstay or violated US visa conditions on your previous visit. ...
  • Visa Denials Based on Criminal Record.

How many times can we apply for US visa after rejection? ›

There is no limit to the number of times you can apply for a U.S. visa after rejection.

How many US visas are denied each year? ›

More than 4 million visa applications are denied each year by the U.S. government for a wide variety of reasons. For instance, a person's visa application may have been denied based on the fact that they did not meet the specific qualifications of the type of visa for which they applied.

Why is getting a US visa so difficult? ›

Today, most lawful means of entering the country take years because of overwhelmed immigration agencies, rising levels of global migration and a limit on the number of certain visas, all of which have culminated in a massive backlog of people trying to get to the U.S.

Do I get a refund if my visa is refused? ›

Will my visa fee be refunded? No, the fee you have paid for your visa application is for it to be processed and a decision to be made, regardless of the decision itself.

How do I know if my visa is approved? ›

You can check the status of your visa application on If your visa has been denied, you may find useful information on Ineligibilities and Waivers on

How do you respond to a visa refusal? ›

Explain the reasons why your visa was refused, as given in the rejection letter you got from the embassy (if you did) List and explain the reasons why you believe the rejection was incorrect, showing arguments. Do not forget to put your signature at the end of the letter, after you print it.

Which type of visa is required for temporary stay in USA? ›

Nonimmigrant visas are for foreign nationals wishing to enter the United States on a temporary basis - for tourism, medical treatment, business, temporary work, study, or other similar reasons.

Which type of visa is required for temporary stay? ›

Overview. Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for a temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence.

How to get 10 years U.S. visa? ›

  1. Step One, fill in the form with your information.
  2. Step Two, review the information to avoid mistakes.
  3. Step Three, pay for the fees with your debit or credit card to finish.
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What are the consequences of overstaying on a temporary U.S. visa? ›

Visa overstays may be barred from returning to the U.S. for ten years or three years depending on the period of overstay or “unlawful presence”. Visa overstays may be restricted from applying for Extension of Stay or Change of Status. Visa overstays will have their existing visa automatically revoked or cancelled.

How long does it take to get a nonimmigrant visa? ›

The entire visa application processing takes somewhere between two weeks and four months, depending on the type of visa.

Who is considered a temporary resident in USA? ›

A temporary resident is a foreign national granted the right to stay in a country for a certain length of time (e.g. with a visa or residency permit), without full citizenship. This may be for study, business, or other reasons.

Can you fill DS-160 twice? ›

Can I reuse the DS-160? Yes, you can use information from a previously submitted DS-160 to populate some fields on a new form.

How much is DS-160 fee? ›

The DS-160 Visa Fee is $160.

Do I need to pay for DS-160 again? ›

Yes. You will need to complete a new DS-160 and pay a new visa application fee but you may use information from a previously submitted DS-160 if the information has not changed. No new SEVIS fee is required for a renewal under the same SEVIS number.

What is 214b yellow slip? ›

Under Section 214(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), applicants are presumed to be intending immigrants unless they credibly demonstrate, to the consular officer's satisfaction, that their economic, family, and social ties outside the United States are strong enough that they will depart at the end of ...

What is 214b green slip? ›

Section 214(b) is a part of the Immigration and Nationality Act, making you ineligible to receive a nonimmigrant visa based on a presumption of being an intending immigrant or not meeting one of the other eligibility requirements for the visa category you applied for.

What is a 214b refusal? ›

A denial under section 214(b) means that you were not able to demonstrate that your intended activities in the United States would be consistent with the classification of the nonimmigrant visa for which you applied.

How to avoid 214B visa denial? ›

What Can You Do to Avoid the 214B Visa Refusal?
  1. Dress well for your visa interview. ...
  2. Try to establish a strong tie with your home country. ...
  3. Be confident while answering your questions.
  4. Make sure to be aligned with the profile that you have submitted to the university.

What happens if you make a mistake on DS-160? ›

If it has been more than 30 days since your DS-160 application was submitted, you will need to can re-upload the submitted application in CEAC before correcting the errors. In order to do this, your original submission must have been downloaded and saved on your computer or any other device.

Can I apply again if rejected? ›

In most cases, yes! You can usually reapply to a college after being rejected. There are exceptions to the rule, of course, so you will want to ask the admissions office about their procedures for reapplying before potentially wasting your time on another application.

What is the most common visa rejection? ›

Common Reasons for Visa Rejections
  • Incomplete Application. Your visa application will be rejected if all the mandatory fields of the form are not filled. ...
  • Violation of Rules. ...
  • Insufficient Travel Insurance. ...
  • Unclear Purpose of Travel. ...
  • Passport Issues. ...
  • Application Timings. ...
  • Insufficient Funds. ...
  • Crime History.
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Can I try again if I am denied entry to the US? ›

If I Am Denied Entry to the USA, Can I Try Again? Yes, if you are denied entry into the United States, you can try to re-enter by applying for a Waiver of Inadmissibility. These waivers, which can be valid for up to five years in some cases, can allow you to enter the United States even if you are ineligible.

How long does American Embassy keep records? ›

Paper DS-156 records are maintained for eleven years from the date of last action. Older paper records are not available.

How do I show strong ties to my home country for US visa? ›

Family/Social Ties
  1. Birth certificates of spouse and dependents.
  2. Marriage certificate.
  3. Photos showing a sincere connection to family and friends.
  4. Signed letters from family and friends indicating a close bond.

How do you introduce yourself in a US visa interview? ›

I am from (name of your hometown) and I currently live in (name of your current residence). I've completed my diploma/graduation/post-graduation in (name of your course) from (name of your University). I have worked on a few projects in the past that have helped me gain good time management and creative skills.

How do I get a successful visa interview? ›

The 9 most important visa interview tips are:
  1. Create a good impression. ...
  2. Be well prepared. ...
  3. Be calm and confident. ...
  4. Keep your answers short and to the point. ...
  5. Keep required documentation at hand. ...
  6. Provide necessary financial documents. ...
  7. Explain how your program matches for your career plans. ...
  8. Never sound like a potential immigrant.

What is an example of proof of ties to home country? ›

Ties to Your Home Country

"Ties" to your home country are the things that bind you to your current place of residence (examples include: job, family, financial prospects that you own or will inherit, investments, etc.).

What are examples of strong ties? ›

Examples of strong ties:
  • Job/Career. Letter from your employer stating duties, salary and tenure duration. ...
  • College Enrollment. Student ID Card.
  • Business You Own. Bank Statements Showing Revenue. ...
  • Spouse & Kids. Birth Certificates. ...
  • Other Dependents. Affidavits. ...
  • Volunteer Work & Organization Memberships. ...
  • Assets.

Can I get USA visa by buying house? ›

Essentially, investing in a business or buying a property in the U.S. could give you permanent residency. Of course, you have to fulfill the EB-5 program requirements first, like investing at least $800,000 or $1,050,000, depending on the location. As well as create at least 10 full-time jobs.

How do I build confidence for visa interview? ›

10 Tips to Answer J-1 Visa Interview Questions Confidently
  1. Practice. ...
  2. Improve Your English. ...
  3. Make a Good Impression. ...
  4. Be Organized. ...
  5. Be Familiar with Your Program. ...
  6. Indicate Reasons You Will Return Home. ...
  7. Keep Answers to the Point. ...
  8. Be Ready to Discuss Family.

What is the common question on U.S. visa interview? ›

Some common questions asked during a US visa interview are:
  • Why would you want to go to the USA?
  • Why have you chosen this time period? ...
  • How long will you stay in the USA? ...
  • Is there a place for you to remain in the United States? ...
  • How much do you believe your trip is going to cost?
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What makes visa successful? ›

Visa makes its profits by selling services as a middleman between financial institutions and merchants. The company does not profit from the interest charged on Visa-branded card payments, which instead goes to the card-issuing financial institution.

Which is the easiest U.S. visa to get? ›

A citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must, in most cases, first obtain a visa to do so. This can be either a nonimmigrant visa for a temporary stay or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. For many, a "B" visitor visa is the easiest and most appropriate one to get.

How many U.S. visas get rejected? ›

According to a report published in Statista, approximately 1.25 million Indians visited the US in 2016, a number that is forecasted to rise to above 1.94 million in 2021. The huge number proves that Indian travellers can use a few tips on how to get US visa.


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