Please note that as of June 2022 the CDC no longer requires travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID pre arrival to the US
If you want to travel to the United States for tourism purposes, you need to apply for a US tourist visa, otherwise known as a B2 type visa. Unfortunately, you cannot apply online for the visa itself, but what you can do is fill in the form using an online visa service. The application, also called a DS-160, is available online, and in a short while, iVisa will help you go through it. Nevertheless, keep in mind that while you fill in the US Tourist visa form online, you still need to go to the nearest US embassy to fulfill the rest of the formalities.
What are the requirements for a US Tourist visa form?
Before you proceed to fill in the US Tourist visa form, you need to make sure that you have everything you need at hand. When iVisa launches the service, you will only need the following:
Valid passport – every person who wishes to apply for a US Tourist visa is required to hold a passport that is valid for at least another 6 months from the intended date of departure FROM the US.
Photo – along with the application form, you need to upload a photograph of yourself. It needs to be as recent as possible and follow all the other photo requirements.
E-mail address – once you submit the application, we will process it and send you the application form confirmation page via e-mail. You will have to print it out before you go to your interview.
Means of payment – you will have to pay the fee for the US Tourist visa. In some cases, that is payable after the application form is completed but before the interview. It depends on nationality. Of course, service fees apply. iVisa will accept credit or debit cards, but PayPal, Alipay, and WeChat will also be considered valid methods of payment.
The contents of the US Tourist visa form
The US Tourist visa form that iVisa prepares for you is quite straightforward. You should not spend more than 20 minutes completing it. However, just in case you need some help, iVisa puts at your disposal its customer support 24/7.
The form will consist of three simple steps. The first one will ask for general information regarding your person and your trip to the US. You will also be required to select a processing time, which is basically the amount of time in which you receive your confirmation page. The sooner you want your document, the more you will be charged. Unfortunately, since the service is not yet live, we cannot disclose the fees.
The second step will ask you for two things. One, you need to cover the payment, and two, you must revise your form so that it does not include errors that can invalidate your application form confirmation.
The third and last step will require you to upload the photo and any other necessary supporting documents. Once you are done with that as well, you can submit your application, and iVisa will take matters further. All that is left for you to do is to wait.
For the time being, the information above is about all we can tell you about the US Tourist visa form that iVisa has in store for you. For more questions, do not hesitate to contact our customer service.