More Than 24 Million Tourist Visas Were Issued During 2012

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security there were 165 million non-immigrant admissions to the United States, 24.476.086 of these admissions were Tourist Visas. A tourist visa is issued for activities such as tourism, vacation, visit of friend or relatives, medical treatment, participation in social events or enrollment in a short recreational course of study.


For such purposes as study, employment, permanent residence in the U.S.A., paid performances in front of an audience or work as a foreign media representative, you need a special and different type of visa.


In order to obtain a visa the applicant must show:

  • his or her bank statement as an evidence of the economic ability to pay for the trip
  • intent to return home
  • strong ties to home country (job, spouse, property)

tiesApplicants for visitor visas (B-2) should apply at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their home country.

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