If you are not a US citizen but want to travel to the United States for tourist purposes, you will need a US visa in order to enter the country. The B-2 visitor visa is one of the most popular visitor visa options available for tourists. The B-2 visa is a visitor visa which allows you to enter the United States on a temporary basis in order to take part in holidays, tourism, amusements, visits, medical treatment, and participation in some non-commercial events.
In order to secure a B-2 visa, you will need to apply for your visitor visa before leaving your country of origin for the United States. In order to apply for a visitor visa, you also need to prove to US authorities that you qualify for the US visa. This means that you will generally have to show documentation showing the purpose of your trip and you must generally be able to show documentation that you intend to stay only for limited or specific period of time in the United States. To get a B-2 visa, you must also generally be able to show evidence that you have enough money to cover the cost of staying in the United States for your intended period of stay. In addition, you may be expected to prove that you have strong economic and social ties abroad, such as a permanent residence outside of the United States and an intention of returning to that residence. This helps show US officials that you intend to leave the United States at the end of your visitor visa term.
To apply for a B-2 visa, you will generally need to visit the US consulate or embassy which has jurisdiction over your country of permanent residence. Since 2001, B-2 visa applications are subject to more restrictions and reviews, so it is a good idea to apply for your visitor visa well in advance of the date you plan to travel. In order to secure your B-2 visa, you will generally need to interview with an embassy or consulate official. You also need to file an application for the visa and pay the applicable processing fee. There may be additional restrictions and requirements, depending on your particular situation and the area you are applying from. In order to secure a visitor visa, you will also be required to get a digital fingerprint scan. Some applications may require additional administrative processing.