Applying for the B2 Tourist Visa
You may apply for the B2 tourist visa at an American Consulate nearest to your residence. Your B2 visa application should include:
Your passport which is valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay in the U.S. and with at least one blank page
Two identical color photographs showing full face without head covering against a light background. You may wear a headdress if required by a religious order of which you are a member
Letters of invitation from your friends or relatives in the U.S.
A copy of your tour itinerary
Documentation demonstrating your ability and intention, or that of your friends or relatives in the U.S., to support your travel and other expenses
Documentation establishing your personal status such as marriage certificates, letters confirming your employment, bank statements, and pay slips etc.
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Duration of Stay
The USCIS admits B2 visitors for pleasure for a period of time that is fair and reasonable for the completion of the purpose of the visit. USCIS Immigration Inspector will normally grant B2 visitors a six month period of authorized stay.
When you apply for entry to the U.S., you will be required to explain to a USCIS Immigration Inspector the nature and purpose of your visit so that the Inspector can determine the appropriate length of stay.
B2 Tourist Visa Extension
You may apply for B2 visa extension provided the request is due to unexpected or compelling humanitarian reasons such as medical treatment or unforeseen delay in conclusion of a business matter.
You must file the request using Form I-539
and prove that you have adequate financial resources to continue staying in the U.S. and that you are maintaining residency abroad.
Change of Status in B2 Tourist Visa
You may change from a B2 visitor visa to another nonimmigrant category provided you can prove that you had no preconceived intent to change status. If you intend to change status to F-1
, you must state your intent while applying for the B2 visa.
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