USA Visit Visa:
Qualifying for a Visa
Applicants for visitor visas must show that they qualify under provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Applicants must demonstrate that they are properly classifiable as visitors under U.S. law.
The presumption in the law is that every visitor visa applicant is an intending immigrant. Therefore, applicants for visitor visas must overcome this presumption by demonstrating that:
- The purpose of their trip is to enter the U.S. for business, pleasure, or medical treatment; That they plan to remain for a specific, limited period; Evidence of funds to cover expenses in the United States; Evidence of compelling social and economic ties abroad; and
- That they have a residence outside the U.S. as well as other binding ties which will insure their return abroad at the end of the visit.
Where Do I Apply for a Visitor Visa?
Applicants for visitor visas should generally apply at the American Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction over their place of permanent residence. Although visa applicants may apply at any U.S. consular office abroad, it may be more difficult to qualify for the visa outside the country of permanent residence.
How to go about Applying for a Visitor Visa for USA?
1. Sponsored Trip:
If applicant's has child or relatives lies in USA, they can sponsor the visa for the applicant.
Sponsor: Any US based person can sponsor visa for his/her parents, relatives, friends.
Liabilities of sponsor: Sponsor needs to provide affidavit of support form stating and assuring to take the liabilities of expenses required for applicant’s trip.
Other then this they also need to provide some other documents required to support their claim as sponsor.
Sponsoring does not guarantee the visa grant. Individual applying for visa must meet the criteria, set for US visitor visa.
2. Self Sponsored:
You can be a self sponsor for your trip. You must have sufficient funds and proof of financial capability that can justify your trip expenses.
Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
US State Department - Visa Services
Foreign embassies in the US
Foreign consulates in the US