We help you getting your U.S. B Visa in Ghana
There are many kinds of non-immigrant temporary visas. A non-immigrant visa gives the holder the right to enter the U.S. for a short-term temporary stay. Each is issued for a different purpose and each is known by a letter combination as well as a name.
This visitor category has two sub-categories these headings:
The B-1 visa classification is appropriate for persons seeking entry to the U.S. to engage in temporary business-related activities. Permissible business activities include conventions, conferences, consultations, and other legitimate commercial and professional activities. Typically acceptable activities under this category include negotiating contracts, meeting with business associates, participating in scientific, educational, professional, or business conferences or conventions, or litigation.
Foreign medical students may also be granted the B-1 visa and status for unpaid observerships. It is appropriate on a limited basis for missionaries as well as certain ministers exchanging pulpits. This category is also available, subject to very specific requirements, to personal and/or domestic attendants of certain non-migrant and U.S. citizens who hold international jobs. These attendants however must obtain separate work authorization documents.
Activities not permitted under B-1 visa
Certain activities can only be allowed under different categories of visas and are hence not permitted under B-1 visas. These include:
Eligibility for a B-1 visa
To be eligible, an applicant for a B-1 visa must meet the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The presumption in the law is that every visa applicant is an intending immigrant. To overcome this presumption an applicant must demonstrate that:
Required documentation in support of B-1 Visa
Applicant must submit the following documents:
Additional Documentation in support of B-1 Visa
In addition to the above documents the applicant may provide the following documents as proof that they meet the eligibility requirements:
Eligibility for B-2 visa (visitor for pleasure)
The presumption in the law is that every visitor visa applicant is an intending immigrant. Applicant may thus produce evidence of family ties to show the purpose of their trip and their intention to return to their home country, although it is impossible to specify the exact form of documentation as each applicant’s circumstances vary greatly. For young persons, presenting evidence of strong ties is always a challenge. However, a young applicant may lead evidence of their education status/grades, long range plans, parents’ status, prospects in home country, previous travel to other countries, etc in proof of their strong ties.
Required documentation in support of B-2 Visa
Applicant must submit the following documents:
Additional Documentation in support of B-2 Visa
In addition to the above documents an applicant may provide the following documents as proof that they meet the eligibility requirements:
Evidence of family circumstances as a means of proving strong ties
U.S. Sponsor Documents
How to Apply
An applicant for a visitor visa must generally apply at the America Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction over their place of permanent residence although, technically, the law allows an applicant to apply for a B-visa at any U.S. consulate they may choose. However, from a practical standpoint, their case will be given greater consideration at the consulate in their home country. Applying in some other country may create suspicion about their motives for choosing their consulate.
Complete an online visa application
Applicant must complete the online visa application from (Form DS-160) and print with them their application confirmation page to bring to their interview. Applicant must not carry the completed application with them to the interview. They must only submit the confirmation page of the completed form. Note that as part of completing the online Form DS-160, the applicant will be required to upload their photo meeting certain specific requirements.
Schedule an interview appointment
Applicant must schedule an appointment for their visa interview, generally at the US Embassy or Consulate in their home country. Wait time for interview appointments vary by location, season, and visa category, so it is advised that applicant should apply for their visa early. It is important to have the following information on hand when scheduling a visa appointment:
Category specific information
Attending the Interview
Applicant must attend an interview with a U.S. consular officer who will determine whether the applicant is qualified to receive a visa. Digital fingerprint scans will be taken as part of the application process, typically during the interview. The consular officer will examine the Form DS-160 for accuracy. The typical interview last only a few minutes within which the officer has to deny or approve the application.