Like many other nationalities, the citizens of Colombia must apply for a US B1/B2 Visa before traveling to the United States. The document covers both tourism and business purposes. However, the visa itself cannot be obtained online. What you can acquire online is the confirmation page you need when you go to the nearest US embassy. iVisa can get that for you. We will even set an appointment for your interview at the US embassy.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I have a Colombian passport, do I need a visa to visit the United States?
What is a US B1/B2 Visa?
A US B1/B2 Visa is a traditional visa that is affixed to a visa page on your passport. It is a temporary, non-immigrant visa, allowing the holder to travel to the US for business and tourism purposes.
How long can visitors with a Colombian passport stay in the United States with a B1/B2 Visa?
Visitors carrying a US B1/B2 Visa can enter the United States for a maximum of 180 days Per Entry. All visits are strictly limited to business or tourism, so you can NOT seek paid work or employment.
What are the documents required to apply?
Before applying online, we recommend that you put together all the documents you are required to provide. This is a short list, and it is likely that you already have everything you need:
Your passport – valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in the United States.
Digital photograph – it has to be recently taken and it needs to follow these requirements.
Travel itinerary – if you have already made travel arrangements.
Dates of your last five visits or trips to the United States – if you have previously traveled there. You may also be asked for your international travel history for the past five years.
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae – you may be required to provide information about your current and previous education and work history.
Other Information – some applicants, depending on the intended purpose of travel, will be asked to provide additional information when completing the online application
How long is the US B1/B2 Visa valid?
The US B1/B2 Visa is valid for 10 years from the date of approval, but that decision is discretionary and falls into the responsibilities of the consular officer that holds the interview.
What are the processing times and prices?
For the US B1/B2 Visa, iVisa has three options of processing time and prices, and they are as follows:
Standard processing – your visa application is processed within 9 days, and the price is USD 200.00 (service fees included).
Rush processing – you will receive the confirmation of your application within 7 days, and the total price of it is USD 230.00 (service fees included).
Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will have your confirmation in only 5 days, and you will be charged USD 250.00 (service fees included).
Click here to start your application.
How does the US B1/B2 Visa work?
The US B1/B2 Visa is issued electronically by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United States Government.
Travelers, travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers like us around the world can use the United States Visa system to process an eVisa. We apply with the information you provided to us directly to the US government. We set up an appointment for an interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate closest to you.
How long does it take to apply for a US B1/B2 Visa?
The application form will take you less than 10 minutes to fill it in. Next, we will let you know the status of the application by email for you to set a date for your interview at the embassy or consulate.
How can I apply for a US B1/B2 Visa?
The application for a US B1/B2 Visa is really simple. It has only three steps:
The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.
The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.
The last step consists of a questionnaire and a photo upload. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.
What happens after I have applied?
Once the application is done, you just need to wait for the confirmation page to arrive at your email along with some valuable information about what to expect during the interview at the US embassy. Then, you will need to prepare yourself for the interview. If you need to check possible questions for the interview, click here.
How many times can I enter the United States with a B1/B2 Visa?
The US B1/B2 Visa allows Multiple Entry.
Do I need to get a US B1/B2 Visa for my kids too?
Yes. All foreign citizens wishing to travel to the United States require a visa, even kids.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
You can perfectly apply for others just making sure you have all the required documents (you can see above in this article). You can apply here introducing his or her data. In case you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the data required.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If you made a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
Remember that if we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my US B1/B2 Visa?
iVisa provides maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.