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Gateway to America: Your Trusted USA Visitor Visa Consultants 

If you Want to visit the USA for tourism,  to meet family or for business purposes? You need a USA Visitor Visa, also called a B1/B2 visa. To tour the United States of America, as an Indian citizen, you will need a US Tourist Visa, which will grant you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the myriad experiences and landscapes that define the United States. Get Top USA Visitor Visa Consultants in Ludhiana, Amritsar, Patiala, Jalandhar and Chandigarh.

Visitor Visa is a nonimmigrant visa issued to individuals who wish to visit the United States temporarily for visiting friends or relatives, medical treatment, or participation in social events. It allows holders to stay in the USA for a specific period, typically up to six months, with the option for extension in some cases. 

What is the USA Visitor Visa ?

 A USA Visitor visa is a temporary visa for non-immigrants for business (B-1), tourism (B-2), or both purposes (B-1/B-2). Indian residents need a valid visa to enter the United States. Visitor visa expires after 180 days of stay. Depending on individual cases and embassy requirements, it permits multiple entries to the USA throughout the validity period, ranging from 5 to 10 years.

Benefits of a USA Visitor Visa

  • Stay for up to 6 months
  • Free travel throughout the USA
  • Ability to bring along children and dependents
  • Legal entry for temporary stays.
  • Explore iconic landmarks and cultural attractions.
  • Reunite with family and friends.
  • Seek specialized medical treatment.
  • Attend social events and festivals.
  • Permissible business activities.

How to apply for a USA Visitor Visa?

The USA Visitor Visa application is a long and adequate process. However, before applying for a permit, you will need to define the purpose of the visit. It is also vital to ensure that you are eligible to apply for the same. Once you have this under your belt, the process of applying for USA Visitor Visa follows as below –

Make sure that you have all the documents required for a B1/B2 Visa for the USA.

  • To answer the question on where to apply for a USA Visitor Visa; It is available online. Visit the US Department of State Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) website, and fill in the DS-160 US Tourist Visa form. You will need the DS-160 form barcode for the rest of the procedure.
  • After this, you should proceed to pay the application fees. Make a note of the receipt number as you will require this for the next step.
  • Once this is done, log in to your account again and proceed to book the appointments. You will have to book 2 appointments. The first one is for the biometric submission at one of the five VACs, and the second one is for your interview at the US Embassy or Consulate. The B2 Visa interview questions will be based on your application, purpose, duration, etc.
  • On the day of your first appointment, visit your VAC along with a passport, appointment confirmation page, and a DS-160 confirmation page. You will be required to submit to a fingerprint scan, and a photo will be taken.
  • For your visa interview, you will have to visit the embassy or consulate along with a valid passport, appointment confirmation page, and the VAC stamped DS-160 page. 

Note:- Individuals between the age of 14 and older than 80 do not require to attend the interview, and are also exempt from a biometric submission. The visa interview is also waived for people who have had their USA Tourist Visa expired in the last 12 months and are visiting the country for the same purpose. However, in certain cases, you may be required to attend biometrics and interview. 

Eligibility for USA Visitor Visa

  • Passport: Make sure it’s valid for at least 6 months from your travel date.
  • Visit Intent: Show the officer you’re going for tourism or medical reasons and won’t stay long.
  • Money Proof: Prove you have enough funds to cover your trip expenses.
  • Ties to India: Show you have a home or strong connections in India, so you’ll come back.

Documents required for USA Visitor Visa

The documentation required for the B2 visa includes:

  • Your passport
  • Proof of funds
  • Letters supporting your reason for visiting the US
  • Adequate insurance coverage
  • Details of who you are staying with and where
  • Air tickets
  • Evidence that you will return to your home country
  • Financial documents
  • Insurance and other supporting documents

USA Visitor Visa processing time

  • Getting a tourist visa for the USA can take some time.
  • It depends on factors like how busy the embassy or consulate is.
  • Choosing express delivery or the type of visa you need also affects the time.
  • Normally, it takes about 15-30 days, but it could vary.
  • If there are extra steps needed, it might take longer.
  • Scheduling an interview can take even more time with a big waiting list.
  • To avoid any delays, it’s best to apply well in advance.

USA Visitor Visa fees


The application fee for the most common nonimmigrant visa types is US$185. This includes tourist, business, student, and exchange visas. Most petition-based visas, such as work and religious visas, are US$205.


How to Check Visa Status?

  • After you submit your application, it will be processed. This might take more or less time than expected.
  • In the meantime, you can track your application in a few ways:
  • Visit the CEAC website and check the US Tourist Visa status using your interview location and DS-160 barcode number.
  • Alternatively, you can email ‘’ with your passport number.

DS 160 application

DS-160 application form is also known as the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application form. Filling out the DS-160 application form is an important part of the visa application process as it provides all the necessary information of the applicant to the U.S. Department of State to determine whether the applicant is eligible. 


How Can BVC Help you for a USA Visitor Visa ?

BVC is one of the world’s leading visa and Immigration Consultants. Brightway Visa Consultants in India, offers visa assistance services  to clients at competitive rates. We will help you to navigate the application process to make your journey to America from India easy and hassle-free. So make your travel plans, whether business or tourism, for a limited time or period, and we will guide you in the entire process. Our visa advisor will help you with:

  • Immigration documents checklist
  • Complete application processing
  • Forms, documentation & application filing
  • Booking an appointment for Interviews at the USA Consulate
  • Preparing the client to face the Interview at the Consulate
  • Updates & Follow-up

With BVC, you can navigate the USA Visitor Visa application process more smoothly and increase your chances of a successful outcome.