The DS-160 online application for a U.S. tourist and business visa, as of June 1, 2019, requires that foreign citizens to submit their social media account names from Facebook, Instagram, and various other online platforms from the past five years for vetting purposes.
The DS-160 application cost for temporary U.S. visitation will be different depending on where you live. This online document and an in-person interview at your nearest U.S. consulate or embassy will be necessary to obtain a U.S. B1/B2 visa. See the FAQ below for visa information and costs.
It is recommended to apply early for a U.S. Visa because the United States typically needs 8 weeks or longer for the processing of a Visa B1/B2 online application.
Temporary business trips may be conducted with a U.S. B1 Visa. Traveling to America as a tourist will require a B2 Visa. But now, for simplicity, it is possible to apply and receive a combination B1/B2 visa interview electronically which is a visa good for both purposes.
Frequently Asked Questions about the United States Visa B1/B2
To see your specific visa requirements, be sure to check out the U.S. visa information blog, and find your country.
What is a U.S. R B1/B2 visa?
The United States Visa Type B1/B2 or B-1/B-2 is a temporary, nonimmigration visa that allows business and tourism to happen without worrying about two separate visas.
Can I get my U.S. visa online?
Not at present. Don’t worry, though, iVisa is able to help you schedule your U.S. embassy/consulate interview by submitting your DS-160 online form to the United States government on your behalf. It is best to schedule this at least 8 weeks out from your intended arrival into the U.S.
You can go ahead and check the Visa Checker Tool to see your country’s particular requirements.
How much does a U.S. multiple entry Visa R B1/B2 cost?
For your interview, it depends on your desired processing time.
If you choose Standard Processing, it will take 9 days, and your visa will cost USD 200.00.
If you choose Rush Processing, it will take 7 days, and your visa will cost USD 230.00.
If you choose Super Rush Processing, it will take 5 days, and your visa will cost USD 250.00.
NOTE: The United States government may add on additional fees after you receive your interview and your visa. One example is the “visa issuance fee” which is a post-interview fee that relies on ‘reciprocity.’ America will charge foreign travelers a fee the same as their home countries charge U.S. visitors when they enter their country.
How many entries do I get into the U.S. with the B1/B2 visa?
Your U.S. R B1/B2 visa gives you Multiple Entry.
When does my United States B1/B2 business/tourist visa expire?
Your business & leisure visa to America will expire 10 years after issued.
How long can you stay in the U.S. with a B1/B2 visa?
With your R B1/B2 visa, you can stay in the United States as a foreign citizen for up to 180 days Per Entry.
What if I have more questions about the B1/B2 visa?
Social Media Requirements & DS-160 Application
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