Visiting the United States of America
Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), tourism, pleasure or visiting (visa category B2) or a combination of both purposes (B1/B2).
Here are some examples of activities permitted with a visitor visa:
B2 Visa-Tourism and Visit (B2):
- vacation (holiday)
- visit with friends or relatives
- medical treatment
- participation in social events hosted by fraternal, social, or service organizations
- participation by amateurs in musical, sports, or similar events or contests, if not being paid for participating
- enrollment in a short recreational course of study, not for credit toward a degree (for example, a two-day cooking class while on vacation)
Apply For Your Visa
Schedule a visa appointment with your local United States Consulate. Bring your official summer tour invitation letter with you to obtain your B-2 visitor tourist visa. Submit a copy of your visa to AEA once you have obtained it Contact us if there are any questions regarding obtaining a visa.