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How to Obtain a U.S. Visiting Visa

By Keshab Raj Seadie | May 24, 2016

apply for a U.S. visa If you or a loved one is hoping to visit the United States, there are a few key steps to follow before and after obtaining a Visiting Visa. First and foremost, it is wise to ensure the reason for visitation is one of the allowed activities. A few examples include spending a short time with family, attending a wedding, or visiting a dying relative. Additionally, in some cases, citizens may not need a Visitor’s Visa because they qualify under the visa waiver program, which helps eliminate barriers to travel to the Unites States. Once you have made certain that you are visiting for an allowed reason, visa stampand you do in fact need a Visitor Visa, you can begin the application process.

How to Apply for a U.S. Visiting Visa

The steps of the application process including getting a photo taken, filling out various forms, paying the visa fees, scheduling an appointment and attending it, and attending the interview. Perhaps the most daunting step of the process is the interview. It is wise to thoroughly prepare and read a few same questions and answers that have been asked in past visiting visa interviews. There are also numerous case studies to review, which can be advantageous.

After the interview is complete and you have acquired the visitation visa, there are additional steps to follow. First off, check the visa stamp to ensure all the information is accurate. Next, review some medical tips associated with traveling and look into purchasing visitors medical insurance. This is recommended due to the high costs of healthcare in the U.S. Finally, you can begin making travel preparations which include everything from flight reservations to exchanging currency.

Obtaining a visiting visa and traveling to the U.S. may seem like a daunting task, but with thorough preparation, you will be enjoying the U.S. in no time. Once you get a photo taken, fill out various forms, pay the visa fees, schedule an appointment and attend it, and nail the interview, your travel preparations can begin!

To learn more, contact us at the Law Office of Keshab Raj Seadie.