Lakshmi, If any details have changed in DS-160 that you filled, create a new one, if not you can use the same. Latest 3 months Bank Statements. Thank you for your assistance. farah, In general, should not be needed. You will be asked to pay the fee online for booking appointment. Hi Kumar, I am applying renewal of B1/2 for my parents via dropbox. What does your Son or Daughter do in US ? Complete documents guideline for B2 visitor visa for any relatives parents, brothers, sisters, cousins, in laws, uncle, aunties etc. Should I submit the DS160 with the same passport or should I tell him to renew before submitting the application. Border Crossing Card and Border Biometric Program. Original DS-2019 (J1/J2); Copy of SEVIS I-901 fee payment receipt (principal F, M, J); Copy of your CDC (Continuous Discharge Certificate) book/employment contract (for C1/D); Copy of Valid visa of the same visa class of either of the parents in which the child is applying (applicable for child under 14 years of age). Usually, anything within a month or two should be fine. Fixed deposits, any financial related documents. Ticket with your number (will be given at the Consulate). 2-Current passport that has a validity of at least six months. Hi, recent B1/B2 renewals with waiver (OFC drop off) please share your drop-off experiences and visa approvals timelines. While you can print out the Bank statements online, it is recommend that you go to your Bank and get a Bank verification or Bank Balance Statement Letter signed and stamped by the Bank officer. You need to book visa appointment at US embassy/ consulate for getting B2 Visa stamping to travel to US. Im on an H1B visa now and Im looking to get visitor visa for my parents. Employment letter. Some of them can be done in parallel, but below is a general step-by-step guide. It would be better, if you fill it out for them and then declare the same at the end. You may apply for the B2 tourist visa at an American Consulate nearest to your residence. The list is same as in above article. doddamani, No it will not. I collected all the documents needed that Im seeing in the post. Passport You will need a passport that is valid for at least six months. I live in America almost for 2/12. We already have one extension for 6 months and now applied for second extension which is until this October. . You may wear a headdress if required by a religious order of which you are a member. farah, For dropbox, you are right, they do not need anything else. this site is so helpful and supportive for us people in the USA. Generally, if you want to visit (and not live) the United States, you must have a visitor visa. keep posting. Thank you Kumar for your quick respond. 2. Thanks for the detailed process. Thanks for writing this article. My parent visitor visa ended Oct 2021 are they eligible for drop box? BUSINESS PLEASURE VISITOR (B). The B1/B2 visa covers a variety of reasons for travel to the United States that includes both business and tourism/non-business purposes. Form DS-160, Nonimmigrant Visa Application. DS160 US Visa application confirmation page, stamped at the Visa Application Center (VAC) Receipt of paid visa fees. However, L1 B visa extension is in progress right now. You have binding ties to your home country in the form of property, family, or a permanent job. The USCIS will do a background check on your sponsor's residency status. If not, email them and get it sorted out. After completing the form, print and save your confirmation page. I am not sure if the consulates in India are processing B2 visas now (even if this is a renewal) Thanks in advance for your help! Email ID Mobile no. My dad is 81 and mom is 73, if I schedule group interview of my mom and dad together, can both get interview waiver as primary visa applicant is my dad who is 81 years old or I have to schedule their interview separately? Your visa status really does not matter, the process that you see above is same for everyone seeking a visitor visa. How was your document drop-off experience? A social and/or charitable context in the U.S. for which they will receive no payment other than incidental expenses, b. Usually, it should not matter, unless the person who has it is going to work in some listed countries. I have a question regarding my parents visa. They haven't got the passports back yet. The prior visa in the same classification which is still valid or expired within last 48 months. However, my parents passport shows Emigration check required. Does it minimize the chance of my mother getting her visa extended if they know she is visiting someone who is on the verge of becoming permanent resident? Hi my grandparents have their visitor visa appointment in delhi consulate next month. For the document drop off (in case of Interview Waiver) do we need to submit any other supporting document (like invitation letter, Proof of income, etc etc? Please share your experience, if your parents appointment has already completed. http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/ph-niv-paymentinfo.asp Step 2 Complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form. I have my mothers dropbox appointment in January for visa renewal. 2. Selvi, Technically that cannot be qualified for EA Things will change with Biden in office, give it few days. By mistake I selected B1/B2 instead of B2 for my parents visa and submitted DS160, also paid visa fees. Ananth, You should choose B2 as they would be there for tourism as a primary one. TIA. Im booking tickets for the next few months. Change US Consulate interview location on DS-160 after Submission? Check out Sample Bank Verification Letter for Parents Visa. What should I put in my parents application should I submit my 797 or L1 extension receipt number ? There is no rule that you need to have certain format. Old Passport Original (Has current B2 visa) New Passport Original Do we need two slot ? Can I bring my parents. Q2: Do i need to send softcopies or hard copies ? Eshwar, 1. Yes. You can try calling them. It would be a great help if you can reply me back with answers to my questions at soonest possible. I have a question regarding B2 first Visa process. 3. ( Note : This is for the first time Visa stamping ). Plan well and make sure you have it with you. please reply to me soon. The below article covers the step-by-step process to apply for a B2 visitor visa for parents or family members, including sample documents, templates. Fill a new DS-160 for my parents and have them to keep copy of both DS-160s? I am trying to get a visa renewal for my parents, their visa is going to expire next month. The wait time show more that a year now. Im not sure if other people has faced any issues like this. Also is the us embassy taking appointments today? How long have your son or daughter lived in US ? However i have approved visa. Any other documents that shows your financially strong and you will come back. Each applicant must have the following documents for the interview: Must-have Documents for US Business visa US visa application form - DS-160 confirmation page stamped at the Visa Application Center (VAC) Visa application fee receipt US Visa interview appointment letter Carry all old passports Please advise. Dropbox ? IS THERE A B1/B2 DOCUMENT CHECKLIST? Once my B2 visa gets sanctioned, do I necessarily need to stay in USA for the applications and interviews or I can fly back to my home country and apply from there? elderly parents of E1 visa holder, d. Foreign nationals applying for special naturalization benefits, on the basis of U.S. military service. 2. I am planning to apply Visitor visa for my parents. Center head within frame and present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin. Hi Kumar I am preparing for B2 visa for my in-laws But my spouse VISA extension in progress Could you suggest if i have to wait till spouse visa get approved? Thank You in advance. Do let us know how it goes. Plz do share your experience as it will help. should I still attach I- 94 and I- 797 copies with their documents? Hi Kumar, My parents B2 visa is expiring early next year.