Tourist Visitor Visa B-2

Tourist Visas (B-2)

The B-2 visa is issued to people from other countries, seeking to enter the United States on a temporary basis for the following purposes:

1. Visiting friends or relatives, tourism or vacationing.

2. Seeking medical treatment.

3. Participating in conventions, conferences or other fraternal or social organization meetings.

4.Participating in amateur sporting events, theatrical or musical events, or other events, for which they will receive no money or other form of compensation.

Individuals seeking this type of visa have the burden of convincing the consular officer that they do not intend to remain in the United States permanently. It is important that applicant receive approval for a B-2 visa on the first attempt — a denial will be stamped onto the applicant’s passport and will make it much more difficult for him or her to obtain a visa on subsequent attempts.