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US Visa Renewal India
5 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

If you are an Indian citizen and wish to travel to America, you can apply for a US B1/B2 Tourist Visa online. Using our guided visa service we will help you to complete the DS-160 form online and assist with the application process of your B1/B2 Visa for the United States. Read on for more information.

Filling out the DS-160 form online correctly is the most important aspect of the process that will increase your approval chances of getting your B1/B2 visa for the first time. Let us guide you through applying for your B1/B2 US visa.

Below is everything you need to know about how to apply for a US Tourist visa from India, including the visa interview requirements.

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What is the B1/B2 visa?

The American B1/B2 visa is one of the most requested visas in the world and enables travelers to enter the United States of America.

The B1 Category is for travelers visiting the US for business or to participate in business meetings, events, congresses, fairs, or scientific, educational, or professional conventions. On the other hand, the B2 Category is for people traveling to the US for tourism, pleasure, or medical treatment.

What it takes to get a US Tourist Visa from India

A DS-160 non-immigrant form is used for temporary visits to the United States for foreign nationals, such as Indian citizens. It must be submitted electronically to the US Department of State website. The information of the visa applicant on the DS-160 form will be used to process the US visa application, combined with a visa interview.

What are the requirements for an online DS-160 form?

You don't have to meet many requirements for the DS-160 form. All you need to provide is:

  • A valid passport: Anyone who wants to make a US visa application from India must have a passport that is valid for at least another six months after the intended arrival date in the US.

  • An applicant photo: Along with the application form, you must upload a picture of yourself. You must upload a recent photo that meets the government requirements, and print it to bring to the visa appointment. If you dont have one you can use our passport photo service to obtain one.

  • A payment method: This can be a credit or debit card to pay the processing fee.

How to apply for the US B1/B2 Visa from India with iVisa

We have simplified the US tourist visa from India application to just three simple steps:

  1. First, you will have to provide some personal details and travel information. This will affect the visa fee of your US Tourist visa form.

  2. You will be asked to pay and review your form to ensure it is error-free. Our iVisa experts will carefully check your application, once submitted, to make sure you have filled in everything correctly, if we need extra information we will contact you.

  3. You must upload supporting documents, such as a passport photo, before moving on to the next step. You will be notified if additional documents are required for the visa application.

Once you are done with this, you can submit the application for a US visitor visa from India. You will be directed to a confirmation page and will then be sent a guided visa manual and assigned an iVisa expert to help you through the rest of the application process.

Obtaining an appointment for a B1/B2 visa in India

Visa applicants for U.S. visas are normally required to appear in person for a US visa appointment at the Embassy in New Delhi. As part of our guided visa service we will help you obtain the appointment in less time than usual.

It’s important to keep in mind that we aren’t responsible for US National Visa Center delays in appointment times but we will do all we can to get you a faster appointment date. We will try to make your whole process easier and faster depending on your needs.

How to prepare for the US visa interview in India?

Preparing for a US B1/B2 interview in India can be a stressful experience, but there are several tips you can follow to increase your chances of success. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your interview:

  • Review the visa requirements : Review the visa requirements on the United States or consulate website before your interview to ensure you have all the necessary documents and information. When you apply with us we will send a guide manual to coach you through the application and let you know if anything is missing.

  • Practice your English: The interview will be conducted in English, so practice your English skills to ensure you can communicate effectively.

  • Dress appropriately: Dress appropriately for the interview. Smart casual or business attire is recommended.

  • Be prepared to answer questions: You will be asked about your trip, background, and ties to your home country. Be prepared to answer these questions clearly and honestly.

  • Bring all necessary documents: Bring all necessary documents to the interview, including your valid passport, visa application fee receipt, and any supporting documents such as bank statements.

  • Be confident and honest: Speak confidently and honestly during the interview. Be truthful in your answers and provide any additional information that may be helpful.

  • Practice mock interviews: Practice mock interviews with family or friends to get comfortable with the interview process.

  • Be on time: Arrive at the embassy or consulate on time for your interview. Late arrivals may result in rescheduling the interview.

Processing time & cost of the B1/B2 visa application

When applying with us, we charge a fee to process the application form on your behalf.

  • Standard processing takes 30 days and costs USD $372.99

Please note that the Indian government charges a fee of 160 USD, this is additional to our processing fee, which can be paid from a bank in India.

More information about the visa process for the US B1/B2 visa from India

After completing the DS-160 non-immigrant visa form, it is important to follow the next steps of the application process. You will have to print the form and barcode page and schedule a visa interview appointment at a visa application center if this is your first time applying for a B1/B2 visa. In addition, you must pay the visa application fee.

Don't worry, we will be there to help you with all of this and more if you choose our guided visa application service.

More questions about the DS-160 form?

If you have any questions about how to apply for a US Tourist visa from India, don't worry, our customer service experts are here to help 24/7 via chat or [email protected]. You can also read the complete guide to the US B1/B2 visa for more information.

  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://www.uscis.gov/
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