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Every national that is not part of US visa waiver program must follow the visa application procedure in order to obtain the same. Kindly follow the steps below in order to get clarity on how to apply for US visa:

  1. Find out if you require a visa

Anyone traveling to the United States for any reason other than business or pleasure requires a visa. Travellers that qualify for the United States Visa Waiver Program must obtain authorization to enter the United States using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).

Some travellers who are citizens of a Visa Waiver Program partner country may still be unable to travel to the United States under this program. If you have travelled to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Somalia, or Yemen after March 2011, you are not eligible to travel under the Visa Waiver Program. Similarly, if you are a dual national of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria, you are also not eligible to travel under the Visa Waiver Program. These travellers should apply for a non-immigrant visa well in advance of the desired travel date to avoid any unnecessary delays.

  1. Choose the type of visa

There are about 185 types of US visas, grouped into two main categories:

  • Non-immigrant visas. Issued for temporary visits to the United States such as for tourism, business, employment, family visit, and studying.
  • Immigrant visas. Issued to people who will move permanently to the United States under immigrant investor schemes or family reunion.
  1. Complete the online visa application form  DS-160. The DS-160 is a U.S. Government on-line form and can only be completed at https://ceac.state.gov/CEAC. Each applicant must complete this form before using any services on this website.
  2.  Compile the documents required and attend the interview

The standard required documents to apply for a USA visa from Dubai are as follows:

  1. Confirmation page that you have completed the DS-160 form.
  2. Your Passport. It must valid for at least 6 months more, after the date you plan to leave the US. In addition, it must also have at least one blank page in order to be able to affix the visa sticker in it.
  3. A recent US Visa photograph. It should be of 5 x 5 cm size, color and taken within the last 6 months. If you have already uploaded a picture to the DS-160 application form, then there is no need to submit an additional photo.
  4. US Visa Appointment confirmation (if applicable).
  5. Receipts of paid visa application fee.
  6. Previous US visas (if applicable).
  7. Proof of criminal record. A police certificate, known as ACRO, which you should obtain from the authorities in your country. It shows if you have ever been arrested, cautioned or convicted.
  8. If you have ever been rejected from entering or deported from the US, you must also submit documents in this regard, which tell the reasons behind the deportation/rejection.

You may also want to submit some of the additional documents to the Dubai consulate:

  • Cover letter. Explain in this letter the purpose of your trip.
  • Financial or bank statements to prove you have the finances to stay in the US.
  • Ties to your home country. This could be proof you have a family, job contract, lease, or property deed in Dubai, to which you will return.
  • Optional US visa invitation letter from friends or family in the US.
  • If you are a student, bring your transcripts or diploma.
  • If you work, bring :
    • a letter from your employer
    • pay slips for the last three months.
  • Photocopies of your relative’s status in the US. Required if you are visiting family or friends that live in the US.
  • Medical report. Required if you are visiting for medical purposes.

Gathering the required documents for a US visa in Abu Dhabi is a compulsory part of your application. The required documents depend a lot on the visa type you are applying for. To apply for a US visa in Abu Dhabi, you need to submit the following documents:

  1. Confirmation page that you have completed the DS-160 form.
  2. Valid Passport. Your passport must valid for at least 6 months beyond your date of planned stay in the US. It must have at least one blank page in order to be able to affix visa.
  3. A recent US Visa photograph. It should be of 5 x 5 cm size, color and taken within the last 6 months. If you have already uploaded a picture to the DS-160 application form, then there is no need to submit an additional photo.
  4. US Visa Interview appointment confirmation page (if applicable).
  5. Application fee payment receipt.
  6. Previous US visas (if applicable).
  7. ACRO. This is a police certificate you obtain from the authorities in your country. It is a criminal record that shows if you have ever been arrested, cautioned or convicted.
  8. Medical letter. The letter is required only if you have a medical condition that could have a bearing on your eligibility for a visa.
  9. Invitation Letter for US Visa application. If you are applying for a B-2 visa then this letter may also be required.
  10. If you have ever been rejected from entering or deported from the US, you must also submit documents in this regard, which tell the reasons behind the deportation / rejection.

 5. Pay the visa fees and schedule an appointment

 You may pay the visa fees as per your visa type.

Visa Type Visa Fees

(B) Visitor: Business, Tourism, Medical Treatment
(C) Transiting in the U.S.
(D) Crew Member
(F) Academic Student
(M) Vocational/Non-academic Student
(I) Media or Journalists
(J) Exchange Visitor
(TD/TN) NAFTA Professional
(T) Victim of Trafficking
(U) Victim of Criminal Activity

$160 USD

(H) Temporary Worker/Employment or Trainees
(O) Persons with Extraordinary Ability
(P) Athletes, Artists, and Entertainers
(Q) International Cultural Exchange Visitor
(R) Religious Worker
(L) Intracompany Transferee

$190 USD

(E1) Treaty Trader
(E2) Treaty Investor
(E3) Australian Professional Specialty

$205 USD

(K) Fiancé or Spouse of a U.S Citizen

$265 USD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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