US Visas for Visitors and Business and Pleasure

You must file a DS-160 visa application if you want a US visa to visit or conduct temporary business in the USA.

B Visas are divided into two categories (B1 and B2) and if the purpose of your trip overlaps the two categories it is possible to apply for a combination of the two visas i.e. B1/B2.

About B Visas

Business Visitor Visas (B-1)

You should apply for a Business Visa (B-1) if the purpose for your trip to the US is to attend business meetings or conferences, or to settle an estate, or negotiate a contract.

Pleasure, Tourism, Medical Treatment – Visitor Visas (B-2)

You should apply for a Visitor visa (B-2) if the purpose of your trip falls into any of the following categories:
Visits with friends or relatives
Medical treatment
Attending a social event or concert
Participation in an amateur sporting or musical events or similar where no payment will be received
Attending a recreational course whilst on vacation e.g. a cookery or painting course. The course cannot count as a credit towards a degree and it must be less than 18 hours per week. 

 You can apply for a combination of the two with a B1/B2 visa.

Download the DS-160 application

Download the DS-160 application from here. Once you have completed your DS-160 you can book a US visa interview at the consulate of your choice.


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