Table of Contents
The United States of America is the top destination for travelers worldwide, including those from Pakistan. More than one million foreign Pakistanis live and work in the United States. If you want to visit family or friends in the United States or want to travel, please provide information here.
If you plan to visit the United States on a visitor visa or work visa in 2023 and want to understand the requirements of the US visa, the application process, the United States US visa fees, U.S. document requirements, and processing time, you have come to the right place. The whole process is as follows.
The B-1/B-2 visitor visa applies to those who travel to the United States temporarily for business (B-1), entertainment, or medical (B-2) purposes. Generally, the B-1 visa suits travelers who consult with business partners, attend scientific, educational, professional, or business meetings/conferences, inherit agreements or negotiate contracts. The B-2 visa is used for recreational travel, including travel, visiting friends or family, medical and brothers, and social or service activities. Usually, B-1 and B-2 visas are issued together: B-1 / B-2.
The H-1B visa is a work permit that allows foreign workers to travel to the United States to work for American companies. Foreigners must work exclusively in fields requiring specialized knowledge because employers cannot find workers in the United States.
The B-1/B-2 visitor visa applies to those who travel to the United States temporarily for business (B-1), entertainment, or medical (B-2) purposes. Generally, the B-1 visa suits travelers who consult with business partners, attend scientific, educational, professional, or business meetings/conferences, sign real estate contracts, or negotiate. The B-2 visa is used for recreational travel, including tourism, visits with relatives and friends, medical treatment, brother, social, or service activities. B-1 and B-2 visas are usually issued together: B-1 / B-2.
If you apply for a B-1/B-2 visa, you must prove to the consular officer that you meet the US visa eligibility under the US Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Article 214(b) of the INA assumes that every B-1/B-2 applicant is an expected immigrant. This legal assumption must be overcome by displaying the following:
According to the Immigration and Nationality Act, certain foreign citizens may not be eligible for visas. You can read more about immigration and citizenship laws and US visa eligibility here.
If you apply for a business/tourist visa, you must submit the following documents:
In addition to these items, you must also present an interview appointment letter to confirm that you have booked an appointment through this service. You can also bring any supporting documents that support the information provided to the consular officer.
Fill out the online non-immigrant visa application form (DS-160).
Pay the US visa application fee. The American Visa Price starts from 185$ to 315$, depending on the nature of the US visa.
Schedule your appointment on this page. You need the following information to schedule an appointment:
Please visit the US embassy or consulate on the date and time of the visa interview. You must bring a printed copy of the appointment letter, the confirmation page of the DS-160 form, personal photos taken in the past six months, your current passport, and all old passports. Applications that do not contain all these elements will not be accepted.
The supporting documents are just one of the many factors that the consular officer will consider during your interview. The consular officer will consider each application separately and consider the professional, social, cultural, and other factors in the judgment. The consular officer may consider your specific intentions, marital status, long-term plans, and prospects in your country of residence. Each case will be reviewed individually and given corresponding consideration by the law.
Warning: Do not show false documents. Fraud or misrepresentation may result in permanent visa disqualification. If you are concerned about confidentiality, please note that the US embassy or consulate will not provide anyone with your true information and will respect the confidentiality of that information.
In addition, depending on your travel purpose, you should consider bringing the following items:
Bring your latest school transcripts, transcripts, and degree/diploma transcripts. Evidence of financial support must also be provided, such as monthly bank statements, fixed deposit statements, or other evidence.
Bring a copy of your relative’s identification (such as a green card, naturalization certificate, valid visa, etc.).
If you were previously in the United States, please provide documents proving your immigration or US visa status.
If you want to go to the United States for medical treatment, in addition to the documents listed above and the documents that consular officials may require, you must also prepare to provide the following documents:
A medical diagnosis provided by a local doctor can explain the nature of your condition and why you need treatment in the United States.
A letter from a US physician or medical institution stating that you are willing to treat this specific medical condition and detailing the expected treatment time and costs (including physician fees, hospitalization fees, and all related medical expenses).
A statement of financial responsibility for individuals or organizations that pay for transportation, medicine, and living expenses. Individuals who guarantee the payment of these expenses must provide proof of their ability in the form of certified copies of bank statements, other income statements, or income tax returns.
For more information about business and tourist visas, please visit the website of the State Department.
Since 2017, Saba Ghani has been serving as the talented and dedicated chief content writer for Pakistan Tour and Travel & EMHI Solutions. With her exceptional writing skills and in-depth knowledge of the travel industry, she has been instrumental in crafting engaging and informative content that captivates the audience. You can catch her at [email protected] or Twitter