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Which Visa Do I Apply For to Attend a Conference or Convention?

If you intend to visit the US to attend a conference or convention, the designated visa is the B1 visa, often manifesting in a B1/B2 visa for travel and tourism. To apply for this visa, the online form is called the DS-160. RapidVisa can assist for the small fee of $149. Your chances of tourist […]

DS-160 Now Requires Your Social Media Profiles

The online form DS-160, which is used for all nonimmigrant applicants, including K1 fiance visas, now has a new question about your social media. The question says quote “Select from the list below each social media platform you have used within the last five years. In the space next to that platform’s name, enter the […]

White House to Potentially Expand Travel Ban

When a visitor enters the US as a nonimmigrant, and does not exit the US before the terms of the visa allow, this is referred to as an “overstay“. Overall, the rate of overstays is low. In fact, in 2018, only 0.41% of visitors on ESTA overstayed, and only 2% of B1/B2 visitor visa holders […]

What Are My Spouse’s Chances of Getting a Tourist Visa?

Is it true that there’s a big chance of denial, for a foreign spouse who applies for a tourist visa? There are many factors that can affect your chances for tourist visa approval. We’ve built a handy free tool to help you calculate your approval odds. Please see our Tourist Visa Odds Calculator. Factors that […]

Getting Married on a Tourist Visa Then Adjusting Status vs. Spouse Visa

My fiance from China now has a B1/B2 visa, which is a tourist visa. Is it possible to wed in the States and then file for the spousal visa? Yes, you can get married in the US while on a tourist visa. It happens all the time, and doesn’t always have anything to do with […]

How Do I Get Approved For a B2 Tourist Visa If I Was Previously Denied?

Getting denied for a tourist visa is very common. Denial rates vary from country to country, but are public information. Just because a denial rate is high in your country doesn’t mean it’s impossible to get approved. It just means most people applying from that country are not qualified. There are many factors that play […]

Can I Get Married on a Tourist Visa? (Then Adjust Status)

Can you marry on a tourist visa? The short answer is “yes”. You can always get married. Perhaps your real question is: Can you marry on a tourist visa and adjust your status? The short answer to this is “yes”. It happens all the time. It’s extremely common and a lot of people do it, […]

Bank Statements/Proof of Income For B1/B2 Tourist Visa

“Do I need to show money or bank savings/proof of income to apply for a tourist visa?” With the tourist visa, you need to show that you have the means to return to your home country. You also need to show a lot of things. You need to show that you have strong ties to […]

Can I Get a Tourist Visa While Waiting On My NOA2?

The immigration process is frustrating, and as of 2018, taking even longer than ever. Understandably, couples want to see each other before their visa is approved. So we often get asked the question “Will I get approved for a tourist visa if I’m waiting on my fiance or spousal visa to get approved?” The unfortunate answer […]

Immigrant vs. Non-Immigrant “Intent” (U.S. Visas)

What’s the difference between immigrant and non-immigrant “intent”? The type of visa is determined by the purpose of the travel to the United States. Immigrant Visa An immigrant visa is for someone that intends to immigrate to the US or permanently live in the United States. Most immigrant visas have a path to citizenship after a number […]

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