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 869 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?

  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

  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

  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.

  13. Danyal /

    How i get form to fill

  14. Danyal /

    How i get form to fill. 123

  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 ??

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

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