Your Travel Guide to USA
IndiaUSATravel.com is your helpful resource about everything related to US immigration. If you want to study, migrate or visit USA and want help planning your trip, we can help.
Our well-researched articles will help you learn everything about US visa processes, immigration, documentation, and travel procedures between India and the USA.
Our articles are up-to-date and come with tonnes of experience from our community members who are based both in India and the USA.
How to Apply for US Visa
Here are the steps to apply for a US visa.
Step 1 – Figure out which type of US visa you need.
Step 2 – Find out the nearest US embassy near you.
Step 3 – Get to know visa application procedure.
Step 4 – Apply for DS160 online.
Step 5 – Schedule appointment for visa interview.
Step 6 – Pay US visa fees online.
Step 7 – Attend the interview.
Here are more resources for first timers traveling to USA.
USA Travel Tips
Traveling to USA requires careful planning and a lot of documentation. We help you understand them, by sharing our experiences. Here’s an article on when is the best time to visit USA and best places to visit in USA.
For example, a lot of people visiting USA, do not know that they have restrictions on doing certain things. Here is a list of activities not allowed on US visit visa.
You probably already know that traveling to USA from India is a big ordeal and takes almost 24 hours plus of travel time. We help figure out how to make the best of your travel plan. Example, here’s an article on how to get rid of jetlag, when traveling to USA.
Visiting USA is also a risky process as medical insurance in USA is very costly. Here are our recommendations on which are the best travel insurance for USA.
Parents Visiting USA from India
Probably, one of the most asked question in our community is – what is the process for bringing your parents to USA.
Out of many people visiting USA, a good percentage are parents visiting their children in USA. It is a proud moment for them, but the travel is not often smooth.
Traveling 24+ hours in plane, catching connection flights, baggage issues etc is just too much to deal with. Here are our tips for senior citizens visiting US. (Here’s MK’s amazing article on visiting USA – A guide for first timers.)
We too have several helpful articles on this topic. Including, what are the best places to visit in USA for parents, which is the best SIM cards to use while traveling to USA and best medical insurance for parents visiting USA.
How to Visit USA – Things to Know
Here are some helpful resources on how to visit USA.
What visa do you need to visit the USA?
Provided you have a valid passport, you need a visit visa (B1/B2) to visit US. Here are the steps to apply for a US visit visa.
How long does it take to get a US visit visa?
From the day of application, it takes usually 3-4 weeks to get the visa stamped. Here’s the full process.
How long can you visit US?
Typically, you are allowed to stay in the US for a maximum of 6 months from the day of arrival.
What happens if you overstay your visa in USA?
If you overstay your allowed visa time in USA, your stay becomes illegal. Here’s what you need to do if you overstayed on a visit visa.
How much does it cost to get a tourist visa to USA?
Visit Visa application only costs about $160 but you might incur other costs like travel and accommodation costs. Here’s how you can plan your US trip.
What are the documents needed to apply for US visa?
It depends on your case and situation as to which documents are required at the time of interview. Here’s a list of supporting documents required for visit visa. Here’s a list of sponsor documents required.
How much money do I need for visiting US on tourist visa?
This depends on where you’re visiting, what you’re doing, how you’re flying etc but $6,000 per person is a recommended minimum. Here’s more info.
What activities are allowed on a US visit visa?
Being on a visit visa, you are limited to do certain activities only. Here’s a list of allowed activities on US visit visa. Also, here’s a list of activities not allowed on visit visa.
What questions do they ask in US visit visa interview?
During the visit visa interview at your consulate, officers will ask you many questions to evaluate your intent and purpose of visit. Here are some of the most popular interview questions for visit visa.
What happens after visit visa interview?
After the interview comes a nail-biting waiting time. Here’s what you should do after the visit visa interview.