The visitor visa is a type of non-immigrant visa for persons desiring to enter the United States temporarily
- For business (B-1) or
- For pleasure, tourism or medical treatment (B-2).
Permitted Activities for Business Tourist Visa (B1):
- Consult with business associates
- Attend a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention or conference
- Settle an estate
- Negotiate a contract
Permitted Activities for Tourism and Visit Visa (B2):
- Vacation (holiday)
- Visit with friends or relatives
- Medical treatment
- Participation in social events hosted by fraternal, social, or service organizations
- Participation by amateurs in musical, sports, or similar events or contests, if not being paid for participating
- Enrollment in a short recreational course of study, not for credit toward a degree (for example, a two-day cooking class while on vacation).
- The purpose of their trip is to enter the U.S. for business, pleasure, or medical treatment;
- They plan to remain for a specific, limited period;
- They have funds to cover expenses in the United States;
- They have compelling social and economic ties abroad; and
- They have a residence outside the U.S. as well as other binding ties that will ensure their return abroad at the end of the visit.
Travel Purposes Not Permitted On Visitor Visas:
- Paid performances, or any professional performance before a paying audience
- Arrival as a crewmember on a ship or aircraft
- Work as foreign press, radio, film, journalists, and other information media
- Permanent residence in the USA.
How to Apply:
All nonimmigrant visa applicants worldwide must use the online DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form. Access the DS-160 here, by clicking: Consular Electronic Application Center website.
You can get help to complete the the DS-160 from here.
Documents while completing the DS-160:
- Travel itinerary, if you have already made travel arrangements.
- USA Travel History, if you have
- International travel history for the past five years.
- Résumé or Curriculum Vitae – You may be required to provide information about your current and previous education and work history.
- Other Information – Some applicants, depending on the intended purpose of travel, will be asked to provide additional information when completing the DS-160.
Your photo is a vital part of your visa application. Your photos or digital images must be:
- In color
- Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50% and 69% of the image’s total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head. View the Photo Composition Template for more size requirement details.
- Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
- Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
- Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
- With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
- Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis
- Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily.
- Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
- Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
- If you normally wear glasses (without tinted lenses), a hearing device, or similar articles, they may be worn in your photo.
- Dark glasses or glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable.
- Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses or by turning off the camera flash.
After completing the DS-160, you must take these next steps below:
- Print and keep the DS-160 confirmation barcode page.
- You must schedule a visa interview appointment.
- Pay the visa application processing fee.
Schedule An Interview:
Applicants are required to schedule their appointments through our service provider Saimon Group.
What to Bring to Saimon Overseas
- A clear photocopy of your passport’s bio-data page and any passport-validity renewal amendment stamps. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the period of your intended stay in the United States. You should also bring your original passport(s) to Saimon Overseas.
- One photograph for each application. Photo requirements (PDF 60 KB)
- Two sets of DS-160 Confirmation Pages (barcodes must be readable)
- Non-immigrant visa application fee by visa classification (in Taka equivalent)
For Non-Immigrant Visa Pay $160 (in Taka equivalent) at Standard Chartered Bank or Saimon Overseas.
- Passport with at least 6 months validity beyond their intended stay in the U.S with all previous passport
- They have a valid, temporary purpose of travel
- They plan to remain for a specific, limited period
- They have a residence outside the United States as well as other family, social and economic ties that will ensure their return at the end of their visit. Even applicants who wish to visit the United States for business or official travel will need to demonstrate their personal ties to Bangladesh.
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