How to apply for United State visit visa from Pakistan

If you want to apply for visit visa for tourism or visiting a family member in United States you will need to apply for a B2 visit visa. B1 visit visa is for business travelers only. The process for applying for B1 or B2 visa is the same and is mentioned below.

You will need to have a picture taken according to the requirement of united states embassy which should be with white background and 2 x 2 inches in size.

  • You only need to fill one form which is DS-160 that is web based, you will need to fill the information online.
  • After submitting an online application you will get a confirmation which you need to print.
  • After that you will need to visit an American Express Bank Ltd, a participating branch of American Express, or Speedex in Pakistan where you need to submit the fee and get the receipt . Visa fee is $160 which is around 17,070 Pak Rupee (previously it was $140).
  • You will need to take below mentioned documents at speedex or participating branch of American Express for appointment date.
  • They will take the documents and will give you the appointment for interview and will notify you about the date and time.

List of Documents:

You must take these documents when you go for an appointment. You would also need to present some more documents on interview day depending upon your reason of visit.

  • The one-page confirmation form (with legible barcode) from the DS-160;
  • A current photo (within the last 6 months) measuring 2″ x 2″ with white background;
  • A photocopy of the applicant’s passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the planned date of entry to the U.S.
  • Photocopies of the bio-pages of all previous passports for the last 15 years.
  • A complete travel history for last 10 years, mention the name of country, entry or exit date.
  • A list of applicant’s siblings and children names.

List of Documents for visit reason:

When you will go to the embassy for an interview, you will need to present some more documents. What documents you would need will depend completely on your reason for visit. I have prepared documents checklist for visit visas related to family visit and business visit. Please click on the relevant link for the detailed information.

On interview day:

  • On the interview date reach at-least 30 minutes in advance, keep in mind that you will have to take the shuttle so calculate time accordingly.
  • Interview is mostly straight forward mainly focusing on your reason to visit and to evaluate whether you will come back to Pakistan or not.
  • Most of the times if your visa is rejected you will be notified at the spot and your passport will be returned.
  • If they keep your passport, you will be asked to wait for the administration process. Once the administration process is complete they courier your passport to your home.
  • Normally they give 90 days time period when your visa will be issued, you will not be able to expedite the visa process in any case. For women the visa can be issued as early as two days most of the times within a week however for male it can take 2 to 8 months. My personal experience is that it mostly takes more than three months so you need to apply for visa ahead of time so you can travel on time.
  • You might send email to US embassy after 90 days if your visa is still not issued but they will always tell you that the processing time may take time and they can not confirm anytime when your visa will be ready.

To get the complete details about the USA non-immigrant visa check this website

For complete details about the photo requirement click on the link below

For complete details of the courier services where you can submit your fee and get appointment click on the link below

If you want to apply visa in an emergency then the process can be expedited, please follow below mentioned link for details 

There are 922 comments left Go To Comment

  1. Sajawal ktk /

    Please sir tell me about america visa cost….. and other requirements.
    Mustly reply to my comment.

  2. zahoor /

    I prepared my ds 160 b1/b2 myself 0n 12 aug 2015 after payment got appointment on 19 aug ,my interview time was 10.30 , and was interviewed about 11.15 am. some easy questions and got approved my visa 5 year multiple. issued on 20 aug 2015 and collected next day, so just in 2 days ,woww, my age is 32 years.

    1. Afnan /

      sir what is the process can u help me how u make ur documents can u guide me

    2. m zeeshan akhtar /

      Salam bi can u give me all information about usa visa and fee details if u can plz send an e mail on this adress

    3. Shah Zaman /

      Dear Zahoor, plz let me know about documents of bank statement how much ending blance I alllready visited in MALAYSIA SINGAPORE THAILAND SRILANKA AND DUBAI SO WHAT YOU THINK US AMBASSY GIVE ME VISA? I dont have any relative in usa not have sponser latter PLZ REPLY. whatsapp no,

    4. Dear Admin /

      Sir may I have your cell nbr to text you when regarding visa process in Pakistan. ??

    5. Amir /

      Can u share documents details?

    6. Usman /

      Hi – zahoor i hope u r fine dear i need ur help in B2 visit visa can u plz help me out. i am very thankful to u. please contact with me my email address is

      looking forward to your response.

  3. Afnan /

    m asking with u zahoor sir

  4. Sajid /

    I want to apply family visit visa, family members are myself, wife and four kids. For taking an appointment the requirement is to create email-id. So my email-id is enough for all my family or i need to create 5 more email id for this purpose

    1. Admin / Post Author

      Your email ID should be sufficient.

  5. Hidayat /

    sir, how much amount bank statement required for USA visit visa. reply

      1. Muqrrab /

        Hi! I,m student of collage doing inter ‘(first year) . I,m 17yrs old . I have some relative in america so can I visit america in this age ? I want to go there plz thtz my dream sir

        1. Admin / Post Author

          Yes you can co with the permission of your parents.

      2. Farrukh /

        Dear admin is it need a bank statement for a student

      3. soniaabbas /

        hello my age is 20 i want to apply usa vist visa mera apn akoi nhe hain usa main kiya maera vist visa lag jy ga plz reply mere email pay kare plz

  6. shams /

    Dear bro…. zahoor asalam o alaikum
    my name is shams from tarbela ghazi kindly let me know about usa visit visa requirement which document ll b required for visa imp… if u dont mind give me a misbill on those no 03000518821 03145757491
    thanks & worm regards,

  7. mahnoor shahid /

    hi i am fullfiling the online application form DS-160 but a bit confused because they r asking for my primary occupation & now a days em free waiting to be admitted in UNIVERSITY so as i m a student but not a part of any institution yet what should i do?

  8. ali shaikh /

    @ mahnoor you have to wait until your university confirmation otherwise its a bad impression that your are free now a days


    sir, i am a banker i already uk two visit dubai sudia, and i have no family in usa, how much amount bank statement required for USA visit visa. reply

    1. Admin / Post Author
  10. Muqrrab /

    Hi! I’m Muqrrab . I’m student of inter . I,m 17 yrs old can I visit america in this age? I have there my some relative , please guide me better if u can. I`ll be w8ng 4 or text

    1. Admin / Post Author

      There is no age limit however you will need consent letter from your parents since you are a minor

  11. Muhammad /

    I got my visa next day mashallah I applied us visa on 10 DEC 2014 and I got my visa on 11dec 2014 it was a visit visa

    1. Admin / Post Author

      Mubarak ho, travel safe

  12. Muhammad Younas /

    hello sir ,
    i need help your help .i want to visit USA .i had already apply two times but refused .i could not understand how i can get a US visit visa .??? my parents and my sister have a nationality holders . so pls tell me the right way to get a visit visa .
    i am waiting your answer .

    Thank you.

    1. Admin / Post Author

      Agar 2 baar reject ho chuka hia visa to shayad teesri baar bhi ho jaye. Agar apki situation mian koi farak nahi aya to visa phir reject kar saktay hain. Apki Pakistan mian strong ties honi chahyen. Koi close family ya business property job etc jo app Pakistan chor k ja rahay hon jis se pata chalay k app lazmi wapas ayen gay

      1. atif saeed /

        hello meri age 20 hain kiya mujhy usa ka vist visa mil skata hain

        1. Admin / Post Author

          Is age main thora mushkil hai.

  13. Danyal /

    How i get form to fill

  14. Danyal /

    How i get form to fill. 123

    1. Admin / Post Author

      You fill an online form, if you don’t know how to do it you can take someone’s help.

  15. goddil /

    My wife is a usa citizen.. can i apply for the visit visa .. and u
    Its easy for me to get the visa ??

    1. Admin / Post Author

      You can apply however its very difficult since in such cases they suspect that husband won’t come back

  16. tahir iqbal /

    Hi dear I applied us visit visa for my parents older 65 years of brother is a us citizen. My parents. Need sponsor papers from my brother or not bcoz they apply for behalf of their son that every thing he will be paid for them..plz guide me the. Correct way

    1. Admin / Post Author

      He can use the full financial sponsorship procedure or just send an invitation letter if your parents have a good bank statement. They can mention in the cover letter that they are financially supported by your brother. Off-course if he sponsor a visa financially its better.

  17. daniyal /

    soph kepar and jop

  18. Fehmida khan /

    Hello sir
    My husband running business. I want visit visa with my family and my mother.we saw disneyland in we gave surprise my daughter in disneyland in America. What the documents can apply.
    Thank yiu

    1. Admin / Post Author

      Dear Fahmida, please check the process above
      For documents details visit this post

  19. Safia /

    Hi sir i am safia from pakistan i am handicap please help me pakistani givernment not help me and no care me

  20. Asadullah /

    Hlo sir is under 18 can apply for visit visa????
    Plzzz reply me soon

  21. Iqra /

    Sir mujhy janna hai k pakistan sy usa visa erurope passport pr kysy ja sakta hai plz give me detail

    1. Admin / Post Author

      Sawal hi samajh nahi aya? Europe passport walo ko USA ka visa nahi chahye hota

  22. HASSAN /

    Hi sirs, I have filled my USA visa form, and also create login and pay my fees, now for appointment its asking to entre receipt number, from where I can get this receipt. There is mentioned a Ref No: on bank receipt. Should I need to write there this reference number? or is there anything else? Please help soon

    1. Admin / Post Author

      I am sorry dear Hassan, I was busy, this blog doesn’t deal with urgent cases, yes receipt number is printed on your bank receipt.

  23. Shahbaz khan /

    i have friend in USA as A Usa citizen. so i want visit there and want stay at friend’s house..i want get visit visa so tell me what documents need for visa

    1. Admin / Post Author
  24. zeeshan /

    sir my cosine is citizen of london they want i go with us permanet give some better idea

  25. Vincent almeida /

    I am longing to visit america

  26. mazhar ali khan /

    hi sir my name is mazhar ali khan .im a student of msc my age is 24year old can i visit there in this stage my uncle is american citizen…..can i apply for a visa plz sir help me i realy want to go america its my dream.

    1. Admin / Post Author

      Dear Mazhar, the process is mentioned above, is there any specific question?

  27. zahid Nadeem /

    Dear Sir,
    How are You Sir,

    1. Admin / Post Author

      Alhamdulilah :)

  28. Badar /

    Aslam o alykum
    Is there anyone who can help about visit visa documentation …?
    Shall be greatful…

    1. Admin / Post Author
  29. Muhammad Saleem /

    Assalam o Alaikum
    Maine India ,Malaysia ,Thailand,SriLanka or Australia ka visit kiya hai,
    Meri Age 46 year hai. Mai USA visit Visa pe jana chahta hon,
    Mai Apna Business krta hon NTN, Bank statement bhi hai,
    Mai kaise Visa Apply kr sakta hon,

  30. Syed Talal Ali /

    Dear sir assalam o alaikum how are you ??
    Sir I want to go in USA for visit what should I do give me a full details..
    And tell me if I go there for visit can I do job over there ? And tell me how much amount show for a bank statement minimum

    1. Admin / Post Author

      Dear Talal,
      Process is mentioned in the same post, for bank statement visit

  31. Sulaman Sabir /

    Dear sir Assalam o Alaikum.
    How are you.
    Sir I want to you studies in U.S.A.
    And tell me how much amount show for bank statement minimum.
    Please reply me fast.
    My age 18 years.
    I am very interested for studies in U.S.A.
    Allah hafiz.
    Good by

    1. Admin / Post Author

      Dear Sulaman,
      If you want to take admission in Graduate studies you might need to show the statement for more than 30 lacs or depending upon the fee of the college where you want to take admission and accommodation expenses for the year also depends on the area where the college is, also other expense for the year.

  32. Usman /

    Hi- Admin hope you are fine Actually i need your help i want USA visit visa my uncle is there in USA but as usual he is not interested to invite me there in USA, So please suggest another way, i want USA visit visa. And if possible for you please contact with me. my email address is

    looking forward to your response.

    1. Admin / Post Author

      If you want to go to United States for tourism you don’t need an invitation letter from anyone however sufficient funds to cover your trip and accommodation expenses.

  33. Waleed /

    I need help , I am applying for the visit visa to visit a friend of mine in US. And i am a student In University. My friend is financially supporting all my visit . So do i need to give them my bank account there is very little money in my bank account , Its a personal Visit , So should there be money in my bank account even if my friend is financial supporting me and arranging all the things
    IF yes ? then How much do I need to show ?

    1. Admin / Post Author

      Dear Waleed, if you friend wants to financially sponsor you a visit then you won’t need to show a bank statement however there is a proper procedure he needs to follow.

  34. Muhammad Saleem /

    Muhammad Saleem / March 4, 2016 at 11:10 pm
    Assalam o Alaikum
    Maine India ,Malaysia ,Thailand,SriLanka or Australia ka visit kiya hai,
    Meri Age 46 year hai. Mai USA visit Visa pe jana chahta hon,
    Mai Apna Business krta hon NTN, Bank statement bhi hai,
    Mai kaise Visa Apply kr sakta hon,

    1. Admin / Post Author

      Dear Mr Saleem,
      same process as mentioned above.

  35. Imtiaz /

    It’s Mrs imtiaz I want go with my 2 yrs old boy on visit visa to USA where asy other 9 months boy and his father will live in Pakistan
    How much statement required and if I can use my own account or my husband bcz my account is not in running
    Before I was lived UK for 5 years on student visa my this boy was born in UK but he is not national
    He has birth certificate of UK but on passport his birthday place is Pakistan is there any issue?we also made his Pakistani birth certificate
    How many chances of getting visa sir?kindly guide me

    1. Admin / Post Author

      Dear Mrs Imtiaz, You haven’t mentioned the purpose of your visit to United States. It doesn’t matter if the bank account is at your husband’s name as he is your spouse and can sponsor your trip financially. I don’t see any issue if your son was born in UK. Also about bank statement visit this link

  36. Usman /

    Admin please ya 3 points details ma bata dain ya muja samjh nahi aya legible barcode means?, bio-pages passports means?, list of applicant’s siblings ya kaha sa mila gee list ..

    1-The one-page confirmation form (with legible barcode) from the DS-160;
    2-Photocopies of the bio-pages of all previous passports for the last 15 years.
    3-A list of applicant’s siblings and children names.

    please reply me i am waiting ..

    1. Admin / Post Author

      Dear Usman,
      1 – When you fill and print your visa form DS-160 confirmation it has a barcode in it. The visa officer scan the barcode pull your application instead of putting the number in manually.
      2- That’s the first page of your passport or the printing on the binding that has all your info, name, date of birth etc. Just get its copy and all copies from old passports
      3 – Open a word document and write the name of your siblings and children. Just make a regular list.

  37. ammar khalid /

    Sir i want to ask you
    In 2001 i trvel to usa i got viza that time 5 year multipel viza and 6 month entry then i didnt came bak i came bak after 4 yers .then i went to south africa after 3yers ..then i got permit of africa i stay in africa 5 yers i got work permit nw am in saudia working in my mane thing is that kia aunky pass pechly 16 sall ka record hota ha k is bandy nay waha over stay kia tha likn marea usa ma koi finger print nai ha ….koi crimanl record be nai …
    To marea 16 sall phley wala record kia abi be show hoga …
    Plz let me knw sir

    1. Admin / Post Author

      Dear Ammar,
      I dont’ know anything about that, sorry about that.

  38. Ishtiaq Ahmad /

    Aoa I am Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad and my uncl is a citizen of USA and he wants to invite me for visit whats the procedure of visa.
    Invitation is need for visit visa or not ………?

    1. Admin / Post Author

      Dear Ishtiaq, invitation is not necessary if you are taking care of all the finances. You can just write his address on visa form. If he wants to sponsor you financially then the procedure is different.

      1. atif saeed /

        kiya vost visa pay jah k illegal waha b job kar skte hain k nhe jis say apna rent nikal sake apk reply ka intizar rha ga

        1. Admin / Post Author

          Dear Atif, illegal kaam nahi kar saktay. I am sorry.

          1. atif saeed /

            ok sir par vist visa ksy lagwa skte hain k banda pak aa jy pher or 5 year ka vist visa b ho kitne pesy lagy gy

  39. Shaan /

    Hello sir, I want to know about the process for applying for the visa. My sister is studying in US for 7 months approx. Now my mom and sister are willing to visit her. What documents should they require? amount for the bank statement? Any other tips ?

    1. Admin / Post Author
  40. malak mohammad iqbal /

    how are you /mai nai visa 2 bar apply kia lakia mojai nai mila age 55 year mojai please visa dia jai visit

  41. Hamza /

    Asslam o alaikum bhai mera name hamza hy..or mera bhai america me hota hy or nationalty be mil gai hy to mera kam asaan hy

  42. Muhammad Shakeel /

    Hello sir . main usa jana chata hun mare Friend waha rahti hain waha k natinol hain . wo muje kaise bula sakti hain . un k pass waha passport b hai . tell me .

  43. Muhammad Shakeel /

    ap muje detail baj dy . wo kon se visa ya sponsor baje ma ja sakta hn

  44. Zubair /

    My name is Zubair Hussain I am govt employee in education department my age is 59 I have two kids .ek kee age 13 hai or dosra ki 25 , I want to ask question Kya mara buchoo ki age ki Wajah sa koi problem hosakti hai , kitna bank balance show krna parhega,

    1. Zubair /

      Or hum visit visa k LYA apply krrha ha with family from Zubair

  45. Ahtisham ali /

    For working visa

  46. Aatif rehman /

    Hello sir my name is aatif Rahman my age is 18 I go to USA . Kia muja usa ka visa mil sakta hai mobile num 03335202167 plz call me sir . Me Fsc ka student hun.

  47. muhammad asif munir /

    Hello sir i am asif munir I need USA visit visa my age 27

  48. muhammad asif munir /

    Sir Kay mujhe visit visa mil shakta hai merit umar 27 hai aur bank balance kitna ho plz help

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