B-2 Tourist Visitors

The B-2 Visa is Suitable For:

  • Tourists on a pleasure trip to the U.S.
  • People visiting friends and relatives in the U.S.
  • People coming to the U.S. for medical treatment

  • Foreign nationals coming to the U.S. to marry a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder, upon establishing to the consular official and the INS that after the marriage, they will depart from the U.S., even though intending ultimately to immigrate

  • Amateur athletes, musicians etc. who participate in their respective activities in the U.S. without remuneration

  • People coming to participate in the conventions of social organizations
  • Dependents of alien members of the U.S. armed forces temporarily assigned duty in the U.S.
  • Dependents of crewmembers (D visa holders) orĀ B-1 visa holders solely to accompany the principal foreign national

  • Dependents of nonimmigrant for whom no derivative classification is available. For example, the elderly parent of an E visa holder

  • Persons to enter the U.S. to apply for special naturalization benefits on the basis of U.S. military service

  • Persons seeking a change to another visa status if they so advise the U.S. Consulate, and if the consulate is fully appraised of the circumstances
  • U.S. citizens, green card holders and nonimmigrant visa holders to invite their friends and relatives to the U.S.