Apply for US Visa

May 14-16, 2025 | San Francisco, USA

Attendees Feedback on Visa Assistance

Ms. Raheela Hashim from Pakistan (Currently a citizen of UAE) passport stamped with 10 Years of US Visa. 
Dr. Mohita Shrivastava from India (currently a citizen of UAE) passport stamped with 10 Years of US Visa. 
Dr. Abdul Rahman from Sudan (currently a citizen of UAE) passport stamped with a US Visa. 
Ms. Aziza Abu al Ruz from Saudi Arabia, passport is stamped with a 10-year US Visa. 
Ms. Amal Ibrahim from Jordan, passport is stamped with 5 years US Visa. 
Mr. Kingsley from Nigeria (currently living in the UK), passport is stamped with a US Visa. 
Ruhumuriza from Uganda, passport is stamped with 10 years US Visa. 
Mr. Mustafa Al Arab from Lebanon,  passport stamped with a US Visa. 

How to Apply for a Business or Tourist Visitor Visa to the United States Online

Under typical circumstances: You may need to apply for a visiting or transit visa if you are planning a short stay to the United States for business or vacation. The following are the measures to take:

1. Determine whether you require a visa.
Check to check if your nation is part of the Visa Waiver Program in the United States (VWP). If your country isn’t listed, you’ll require a nonimmigrant visa to enter the United States.

2. Figure out the visa you’ll need for your trip.

  • B-1 and B-2 visitor visas are used by the majority of business and vacation travellers.
  • The B-1 visa is for business visitors who need to meet with colleagues, attend a conference, settle an estate, or negotiate a contract.
  • Tourists on vacation and persons going for medical treatment, a social function, or unpaid participation in amateur events are classified as B-2 visa holders.
  • Transit visas are not widely used.
  • International citizens transiting through the United States to another country and stopping momentarily in the United States as part of their journey to the next foreign destination are classified as transit C visa holders.

3. Fill out a visa application.

The visa application process varies based on which US Embassy or Consulate you apply to. Follow the guidelines applicable to the country you’re in.
In general, you’ll require:

  • To fill out the nonimmigrant visa application form DS-160 online
  • A photo
  • A visa application cost is required.
  • To arrange an interview.
  • Tourists and business travellers can benefit from a waiver programme.
You can apply for a US visa renewal if your current visa has expired. You will be granted the same type of US visa if you continue to meet the requirements.

Is it Possible for Me to Renew My US Visa? If you meet the following criteria, you may apply for a visa renewal in the United States:​

  • You want to extend the validity of a visa you already have. You can only apply for B2 visa renewal if you have a B2 visa.
  • Your recent visa application was not denied by the US Embassy. You will not be able to extend your visa if you applied for another US visa after it expired and were denied.
  • A US visa with numerous entries and a validity of more than one year will be renewed.
  • You still meet the criteria for the visa you’re attempting to renew. See the several types of visas available in the United States, as well as the requirements for each.
  • You are applying for a renewal of your US visa from your home country. If you are still in the United States, you will not be able to renew your visa.
  • Your visa was valid for fewer than 48 months. Visas that have been expired for longer than 48 months may be eligible.

Documents Required for Visa Renewal in the United States

  • When renewing your US visa, you’ll need to provide the same documents you did while applying it for the first time:
  • Your passport must be valid for at least another six months after you depart the United States.
  • Any previous passports with a US visa that has expired.
  • Two passport-size photos are required for US visa photo submissions. They aren’t the identical ones you used in your first application.
  • The confirmation page of Form DS-160 printed out.
  • You must show proof that you have paid the US visa cost (the receipt).
  • Any further documentation pertaining to the US visa you wish to renew.

Note: Although travel health insurance is not a visa requirement, it is highly advised for any journeys to the United States due to the high expense of medical care.

Applying for a Renewal of a US Visa

The process of renewing a US visa is essentially identical to that of applying for one in the first place. You must do the following:

  1. Fill out the online application (Form DS-160).
  2. Make an appointment for an interview at the US Embassy or Consulate.
  3. Pay the fee for renewing your US visa.
  4. Renew your US visa by submitting the needed documentation.
  5. Now it’s time for the visa renewal interview.

Please note that depending on which nation you are renewing your US visa in, some portions of the application process may follow a different timeline.

To renew your US visa,

  1. Fill out Form DS-160.
  • Form DS-160 is the non-immigrant visa application form, and it is the identical online form for all non-immigrant visas and US visa renewals. One of the following approaches can be used to complete Form DS-160:
  • The Consular Electronic Application Center is where you can apply for a visa. You must complete the application yourself, though if you need assistance with the language, someone may be able to assist you. The application must be written in English and have only English characters.

By enlisting the help of a UCGConferences

  • UCGConferences will walk you through the application process and assist you. If you’re worried about filling out the DS-160, such firms can help because we are working with embassies and consulates and are knowledgeable about the application procedure and essential paperwork.
  • You will be taken to a confirmation page once you have completed the application. This page should be printed and brought with you to the interview and when submitting the paperwork. Basically, you’ll need the confirmation document at any point during the visa renewal process in the United States.

2. Make an appointment for an interview.

  • You must go to their website to make an appointment with the US Embassy or Consulate in your country. They should provide you with their phone number as well as specific directions on how to continue.
  • In addition, the US Department of State has an online server for interview scheduling (here). You do not need to re-register if you had registered the first time you filed for a visa. Your log-in credentials have been saved.
  • However, the method for setting an interview appointment varies each nation, so make sure you call the Embassy and obtain all pertinent information before proceeding. A list of US embassies and consulates around the world may be found here.

3. Pay the Renewal Fee for a US Visa

  • You must pay the US visa cost before attending the US visa renewal interview and submitting your completed application. Regardless of the outcome of your application, this cost is non-refundable, and you can pay it in one of the following ways:
  • Using a receipt that you downloaded online, you can make a cash deposit at a bank.
  • You pay the money in cash when you go to the Embassy for your interview.
  • The mode of payment will be determined by the nation from where you are applying. The payment schedule will also be determined by the country you are from. In some circumstances, you must pay the charge first because the fee receipt is required to complete the DS-160 application.

4. Submit Documents/Schedule an Interview

  • When it comes to document submission and the US visa renewal interview, there are usually three options:
  • On different days, you submit the paperwork and attend the interview at the US Embassy.
  • On the day of your interview, you submit the documents to the US Embassy.
  • You submit your paperwork at a Visa Application Center and then go to the US Embassy for your visa interview.
  • This may necessitate two appointments: one for documentation and another for the interview. This information should be available from the US Embassy in your country. When renewing a US visa, you may not be required to attend an interview.

5. Interview for Visa Renewal in the United States

  • After submitting your paperwork for visa renewal, you must visit the US embassy and sit for a visa officer interview. They will inquire about your travel, the reason for your visa application, as well as more personal details such as your salary and relationships. They’ll ask you any question that will assist them in making a judgement.
  • See a list of frequently asked visa interview questions in the United States.

Waiver of the US Visa Renewal Interview

  • You may be eligible for an interview waiver if you are renewing a B-1/B-2, Visa. This just entails submitting your paperwork to the Embassy or Visa Application Center and waiting for a response.
  • Inquire about the possibility of an interview waiver at the Visa Application Center or the US Embassy.

How Long Does It Take to Renew a US Visa?

  • The length of time it takes to get a US visa is determined by the type of visa you’re seeking for. It could take anywhere from a few days to several months to complete. The time of year you apply (i.e. the Embassy’s workload) and whether or not you undergo an interview are two more factors that affect visa processing time.
  • When your visa interview is over, the visa authorities may advise you of the outcome of your application. Other times, following the interview, you go home and wait to hear back.

How Long Does a Renewed US Visa Last?

  • In most situations, you will be issued a new visa with the same validity and terms as your previous one.

What Happens If Your Renewal Application for a US Visa Is Rejected?

  • If your application for renewal is denied, the US Consular Services will notify you of the reason for the decision. Most applications for US visas are turned down due to insufficient evidence or suspicious about the applicant’s intentions in the country.