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Last Updated on December 11, 2022 by Mani Karthik
Applying for a visa to the United States can be a daunting task. There are many different types of visas, and the application process can be confusing. However, with a little research and planning, it is possible to get a visa to the USA. This guide will provide you with all the information you need to know about how to get a visa to the USA.
How to Sponsor an Immigrant Friend
So, if you want your friend living in another country to visit USA, what they need is a B1/B2 Visit visa. Your friend needs to apply it on their own at the nearest US Consulate in their country, with an invitation from you. There’s an interview process after which he/she will be granted the visa. And it will take 2-3 months for the whole process. Here’s the process in detail.
It is possible to invite a friend from another country to visit the United States on a B1/B2 visa. The process generally involves the following steps:
1. The U.S. citizen or legal resident sponsor completes and signs an official invitation letter.
2. The sponsor submits the letter, along with any other required documentation, to the U.S. embassy or consulate in the friend’s home country.
3. The friend applies for a B1/B2 visa at the U.S. embassy or consulate, and undergoes an interview with a consular officer.
Here are instructions on how to apply for the B1/B2 visa.
4. If the visa is approved, the friend will receive a passport-sized visa sticker, which must be placed in their passport. The friend can then use this visa to travel to the United States.
There are some specific requirements that must be met in order for a friend to be eligible for a B1/B2 visa.
These include demonstrating that the purpose of the visit is for tourism or business purposes, and that the friend has ties to their home country that they are not intending to abandon (such as a job, family, etc.).
The friend must also prove that they have the financial means to support themselves during their stay in the United States.
Income Requirements for Visa Sponsor
As of 2021, the sponsor (U.S. citizen or permanent resident) must have an annual income that is at least 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
This is typically around $22,887. The sponsor will also need to provide proof of income, such as tax returns, pay stubs, or a letter from their employer.
Qualifying requirements for visit visa applicant
In order to qualify for a b1b2 visa, applicants must prove that they have a valid passport, are able to pay the visa application fee, and have scheduled an appointment for their visa interview.
Additionally, applicants must demonstrate that they are intending to visit the United States for business or tourism purposes only and that they will not stay in the country for longer than 180 days per entry.