Visitor / Tourist Visa Qualifications
If the purpose of your trip to visit a country for a short duration for pleasure, tourism, meeting relatives, family or friend, Visitor Visa is the right visa for you.
The consular officer decides if the applicant is eligible or not. The following is the qualification criteria by which the consular may grant the Visitor Visa.
The Visa applicant must demonstrate that :
1. The purpose of their trip is to enter the country for business, pleasure, or medical treatment.
2. That the applicant plans to remain for a specific and limited period.
3. Evidence of funds to cover expenses in that country; and
4. Evidence of compelling social and economic ties abroad
Schedule an Interview
Interviews are generally required for visa applicants with certain limited exceptions below. Consular officers may require an interview of any visa applicant.
|If you are age:||Then an interview is:|
|13 and younger||Generally not required|
|14-79||Required (some exceptions for renewals)|
|80 and older||Generally not required|
You should schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where you live. You may schedule your interview at another U.S. Embassy or Consulate, but be aware that it may be more difficult to qualify for a visa outside of the country where you live.
Wait times for interview appointments vary by location, season, and visa category, so you should apply for your visa early. Review the interview wait time for the location where you will apply: