Can a traveler visit the U.S. many times under a B2 visa, as long as it is in the period of validity of the visa？
You may visit the United States as many times as you like throughout the visa’s validity period. There is no limit to how many times you can visit. However, if you visit the United States regularly and remain for an extended period of time, you may be required to demonstrate to immigration agents that you do not want to immigrate to the United States. It is critical to indicate that you intend to return to your home country or another nation following your stay in the United States. If you do not demonstrate to the immigration officer that you are a traveler with no intention of immigrating to the United States, you may be denied entrance to the United States during immigration screening. Additionally, frequent visitors to the United States may be requested to justify the reason for their visit each time, even if it is for tourism purposes. Travelers planning to visit the United States are typically advised to select the proper visa based on a thorough examination of factors such as their purpose of visit, expected length of stay, and future relationship with the United States.
How to apply for B1 and B2 visas
Here are the specifics for B1/B2 visa applications necessary for a visit to the United States. Begin by following the procedures.
Please see the US Department of State’s “Visitor Visa” for a summary of who is eligible for B1/B2 visas.
STEP1：File “DS-160” application form online
The “DS-160” application is used to pre-screen applicants for nonimmigrant visas to stay in the United States.
All non-immigrant visa applicants at the US Embassy/Consulate General must complete the “DS-160” application form in advance. Completing the “DS-160 online application form”
The 10-digit application ID and barcode on the “DS-160” confirmation screen are required for the consular officer interview. Prior to the interview, make a note of the application ID and print off the barcode. Check out “Example of Filling Out Form DS-160” for more information.
STEP2：Visa Application Fee
When the “DS-160” form is submitted, the screen will transition to the visa application payment page. There, you may find a list of various visas as well as application costs in each country’s currency, such as dollars. Select credit card as payment method and pay the visa application fee.
If you are applying for a student/exchange visitor visa (F,M,J), you must pay an extra $220 for SEVIS (I-901) in addition to the visa application price.
STEP3：Schedule your interview
If you are applying for a visa to the United States for the first time, you must build an online profile. Access the internet portal of the US embassy where you are a national (and its regions), then fill out the relevant form. After completing the profile, a 12-digit “interview confirmation number” is displayed. For the interview, the number will be necessary. Make a note of the interview date and the interview confirmation number for yourself.
Following information are required when making an appointment for the interview.
- Passport must be valid (all information must be on the identity page).
- On the “DS-160” confirmation page, there is a 10-digit application ID and a barcode.
- When you finished the profile, you were given a 12-digit interview confirmation number.
Fill out all of the following information, then double-check the categories of visas you applied for, personal information you submitted, visa application fee amount, and interview date.
STEP4：Prepare required documents for interview
Please bring all of the following documents to your interview at the US Embassy/Counsel General.
- A valid passport is required.
- Passports granted in the previous ten years
- On the “DS-160” confirmation page (in writing), there is a 10-digit application ID and a barcode.
- When you completed the profile (in writing), you were given a 12-digit interview confirmation number.
- 1 x (50mm 50mm) identification photo taken in 6 months
※Identification photos must be in color with a white backdrop and no glasses. Attach the photo to the left top of #3; no tapes should conceal the face.