What Kind of Documents Are Required for a US Visa?

Document requirements vary widely between US visas. An employer-based visa, for example, will have different requirements than a B-2 visa for temporary travel to the United States. Generally, you will need the following documents for all visas:

  • A valid passport with an expiration date six months beyond your planned date of departure from the United States
  • Physical or digital photos that meet the US visa photo requirements
  • Documents that demonstrate a connection to your home country and your intent to return to your home country after visiting the US (for non-immigrant visas)
  • Documents proving you have the financial means to support yourself while in the United States

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