Complete Guide on How to Apply for U.S. Visa.
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Before applying for a visa you need to know the type you are going for because there are many kinds of visas. Some are temporary and are appropriate for those visiting the U.S. others will request immigration visa if they intend to live in the United States permanently.
Here is the Step by Step Guide on How to Apply for the US Visa.
- Know the Type of Visa you want to Apply.
You can apply for a nonimmigrant visa if you want to visit the United States for a short period of time. The most common nonimmigrant visas are as follows;
- Tourist Visa: You can apply for a tourist visa if you want to travel to U.S. on vacation to visit a friend, family or studying. The nonimmigrant visa is helpful if you are travelling to receive medical treatment, sporting events or musical event.
- Business Visa: This is a short-term visa you can get in order to attend a conference. This visa is not suitable for someone who wants to move to the United State to work for a United State employer.
- Prepare Necessary Documents.
Knowing the necessary documents to prepare will help you more in other to apply for your visa. These are some of the documents you need to gather;
- CV or Resume
- Travel Itinerary (if you have made travel arrangements).
- Visit the U.S Visa Website.
You can apply online for the nonimmigrant visa by visiting the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) website. When open, click on the “DS-160, online nonimmigrant visa application.
- Select your Location.
The state department will need you to tell them which city you are applying from. So, select your city from the dropdown box. Cities are listed alphabetically in a “country, city” format.
- Enter the Code.
You will be required to enter the CAPTCHA code into the box. If can’t read the code, then click the icon and hear the code. If you want a new code, click the button “Change the CAPTCHA code”. After entering the code, click on “Start an Application.”
- Write Down you Application ID.
If you check the top right-hand corner of the page, you will see your Application ID. Before continuing your application, you should write down this number. If you accidentally close your browser, then you can enter this ID number and continue your application.
Note: The program will be close if you stop working on it for 20 minutes.
- Upload your Picture.
You need to upload your picture before submitting your application. There will notify you on the screen immediately your picture was uploaded successfully. If your picture has failed to upload you will see a blank box on your confirmation page. In this situation, you will need to send a copy of your confirmation page and a printed photograph to the embassy where you will be applying for your visa.
- Summit your Application.
You can sign your application by clicking on the “Sign Application” button, which serves as an electronic signature. Then summit the application. If you do not want to summit your application the day you finish it, then download a copy to your desktop and summit it within 30 days. Make sure you print off your confirmation page. You will need this page when you visit your embassy.
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