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B-2 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


Can my dependents study on USA tourist visa?

No, your dependents may not study on USA tourist visa. They must apply for the appropriate student visa.


What is the processing time for B-2 visa?

With the new procedures instituted by the U.S. Department of State, the consulates may take up to eight weeks for issuing the visa. We recommend you to apply at least eight weeks before the day you wish to travel.

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What are the documents required for B-2 visa?

To apply for the B-2 visa, the documents required are:

  • Nonrefundable application fee of U.S. $100
  • A USCIS Form DS-160 completed online
  • A passport valid for travel
  • Two Passport style photographs 1 and 1/2 square inches
  • Proof of financial assets
  • House registrations, marriage certificates or wedding photos, and birth certificates to confirm family ties
  • Evidence of your professional status, if you are a doctor, lawyer, engineer or a member of any professional association

Where can I apply for B-2 visa?

You may apply for the B-2 visa at the Consular Section of the American Consulate in your home country.

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