The United States of America is by far the most powerful country in the world. It is also one of the best places to get live in the world although quite expensive to live in the US. There are a lot of immigrants who wish to go to US either to live or to visit for any purpose. The US is also one of the most preferable vacation destinations these days. Coming to the US visa, it is also a bit hard or complex procedure to get it. Although you may get the tourist visa much easier if you wish to visit the US for a short span of time. So, let’s discuss what are the basic steps that you need to follow to get a US visa from Afghanistan. You may also apply for a US visa from the US embassy on Afghanistan’s official website.
US Visa procedure
Check for the validation of your passport
Unless exempted from country-specific accords, your passport has to be valid for at least six months beyond the time you remain in the United States. Each person requiring a visa should submit a separate application if more than one person is listed in your passport. You may check the list for the exempted countries here.
Completed online application form DS-160 for non-immigrant visas
Please note that on the application forms, you must answer each question. Please put “None” if you have a response to a question (Do not leave it blank). Incorrect form(s) are returned and a new interview appointment is required.
An important thing to consider! Many US visa applicants improperly fill out the DS-160 and get their visa process postponed resulting in the late scheduling dates for the visa interview.
Collect all the relevant documents
For the visa survey, just the passport, the confirmation sheet DS-160 and the photograph with a colour size of 2 x 2 inches no older than 6 months are necessary. If you are qualified, more papers may be asked to identify. For instance, extra papers needed might include proof of:
- Your intention to leave the U.S.
- Reason for your visit
- capacity to cover the whole expense of the trip.
Note: Visas applicants must qualify, instead of insurance from US families and friends, on the base of the applicant’s residency and links abroad. A non-immigrant tourist visa is not required by a letter of invitation or by an affidavit. Please remember that this is not one element that we are using to determine whether a non-immigrant tourist visa is to be given or denied if you wish to bring an invitation or support statement in your interview.
Get your interview scheduled and submit your documents
Please check the online NIV appointment system for an appointment for a Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) Interview. DS-160 Online Visa Confirmation Form Number Please have your DS-160 available. You will find it in bold text on your confirmed DS-160 page. At the time of the interview, present your confirmed DS-160 form, a 2 x 2″ (2″) coloured image and a valid passport at the time of the interview.
Final Interview with visa Consular Officer and pay your fees
The following non-reimbursable visa application expenses are paid on the day of your interview: 160 dollars on non-immigratory visas B-1 (Business) and B-2 (Tourism & Visitation); 190 dollars on visas H, L, O, P, Q and R, and 270 dollars on visas E.
A consulate will decide during your visa interview if you have the qualification to be eligible for a visa, and if so, what type of visa is suitable depending on your travel purpose. You must determine that you fulfil the visa category criteria under U.S. law that you apply for. As part of your application procedure, ink-free digital fingerprint scans are obtained.
Normal days of NIV collection are from 1:00 to 3:00 every Wednesday unless the consular official instructions differently.