Due to the novel Coronavirus outbreak, US embassies and consulates are temporarily suspending routine services.
Nonetheless, it is still possible to apply for a B1/B2 now.
Applying now is recommendable since it allows foreign nationals to get an appointment for a interview, depending on Embassies or Consulates availability and restrictions.
Interview slots fill up fast and applying after the quarantine is lifted can result in a much later appointment date.
Once approved, the B1/B2 is valid up to 10 years.
RENEWALS Update: If your visa has expired in the last 48 months, you can now renew it without going to an embassy for an interview.
The United States has different immigration rules and visas available depending on the needs of foreign visitors. The B1 visa or B2 visa are nonimmigrant visas designed for travel for business or tourism depending on the reason for the applicant's trip. When the visa has been granted, it is included in a passport sheet of the applicant.
Obtaining a B1 or B2 visa is a process that requires following a series of steps.
To apply for a business or tourist visa it is very important that you have a valid passport. On our website, you will complete a form where you will have to provide basic information such as your full name, information about your education, employment status, and information about your trip.
Once you finish and send your online form, we will provide you with a code which you must use to pay the visa fee at a bank designated by the United States Government. After the payment has been made, we will request an appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate.
Throughout the process, you will receive instructions and useful information via e-mail such as the "Easy Visa Guide" to facilitate your way to the interview and prepare for the interview itself. At the end of the process, you must attend your interview at the scheduled date and time and there you will be informed directly if your visa for the United States has been approved.
The B1 and B2 visas are nonimmigrant visas that can grant travelers a stay in the United States of up to a maximum of 6 months. Once the American visa is approved, it tends to be valid for up to 10 years.
The main difference between the B1 visa and the B2 visa is the reason for travel. This visa cannot be used to study, work or live in the United States.
The B1 visa is a visa that is designed for temporary business trips. With a B1 visa, the traveler can participate in activities such as negotiating contracts, short training sessions, attending events, exhibitions or conferences, meeting with suppliers or customers, etc.
The B2 visa is a visa designed for tourist trips and short-term medical treatments. With a B2 visa, the traveler can participate in leisure activities such as shopping, visiting theme parks or other tourist attractions, visiting friends and family or getting medical treatment.
Millions of people travel to the United States each year for different reasons. To exercise control over the people who visit the country, the United States Government has created different types of visa with their respective conditions
The B category of American visas are multiple-entry visas that are attached to the traveler's passport.
The first step to obtaining a B1 visa or B2 visa is to have a valid passport. This is the main document that you will need to be able to apply for a visa successfully. You must then complete the online DS 160 form. Completing this form on our website is simpler, clearer, and faster.
Once the form is completed on our platform, our specialized agents send the applicant messages with information and the official number of their DS 160 form plus instructions on how to pay the government fee (MRV) at the bank.
To obtain a visa for the United States, you must always pay a fee at a bank identified by the American Government. The payment method can vary depending on the country and can also be made via a bank transfer or paying in cash at certain banks.
After receiving official confirmation of the fee payment, we at Theamericanvisa.com take care of arranging an appointment at the embassy or consulate that is closest to you. Once the appointment is scheduled, the applicant can get ready for the interview by reading our "Easy Visa Guide" which will be yours at no additional cost.
On the day of your appointment, it is important to be punctual and to bring your passport and additional documentation. Throughout the entire process of obtaining a visa, we will provide the applicant with assistance and will send them detailed information and instructions regarding the steps that must be taken. We also send a reminder regarding the appointment date at the embassy as well as information regarding the documentation that must be brought to the interview.
The online form is an essential part of the process of applying for a visa to the United States. Every applicant, including minors, must have completed a DS 160 form to be able to obtain an American visa.
At Theamericanvisa.com, we have simplified the form so that it is much easier to complete each field, and the session in our form does not expire. The applicant will thus not make mistakes. Our professional advice guarantees that the form is completed in the most exact way possible.
The citizens of some countries in Latin America, such as Colombia, will need to provide a color photograph in digital format. We share the corresponding instructions to upload a photograph and offer assistance with this step.
We help all of our customers until the moment of their appointment at the embassy and provide information and additional advice for them to have a successful interview.