Tourist Visas (B-2)
In general, holiday makers traveling to the United States require valid B-2 visas. That is unless they are eligible to travel visa free under the Visa waiver Program, or they are a national of a country which has an agreement with the United States allowing their citizens to travel to the United States without B-2 visas.
If you are not eligible to travel visa free, or are not a national of a country where B-2 visa requirements are waived, you will be required to apply for a visa before traveling.
Applying for the Visa
Please review the following FOUR STEPS below before beginning your visa application.
Step 1: If you have ever arrested and/or have a criminal conviction, have a medical ineligibility, or have been denied entry into or deported from the United States you will be required to furnish documents relating to your situation in support of your application. Please click on the relevant links for further information.
Step 2: Click on "How to Apply" on the left-hand navigation bar for information on method of application.
Step 3: Complete the online DS-160
Reminder: We always recommend that individuals apply for visas well in advance of their proposed date of travel. No assurances regarding the issuance of visas can be given in advance. Therefore, final travel plans or the purchase of non refundable ticket should not be made until a visa has been issued and you are in receipt of the passport.
Acceptable B-2 activities
Please follow this link for a list of activites that are acceptable under the B-2 visa or visa free under the Visa Waiver Program.