Tourist and non immigrant visas
Non-Immigrant Tourist Visas to the United States
People who are traveling to the United States for temporary, short-term or leisure-time visits to friends and relatives who do not intend to stay in the United States permanently may apply for a non-immigrant visa. .
These visas are issued for a limited period of time, after which the person must leave the country and return to their home country.
What is important about non-immigrant visas is that the applicant proves to have strong emotional, financial and family dependence in his or her country of origin and has no intention of staying in the United States permanently and will return to the country after the expiry of the visa.
It should be noted that many of these types of nonimmigrant visas, upon entry into the United States, are subject to the terms of a permanent immigrant visa (Green Card) as described below.
Types of tourist and nonimmigrant visas to the US include:
Group A1-A2 are visas issued to diplomats and government officials
Group B1-B2 (tourist) These are visas, tourist visas and short-term business visas
People who want to travel, have fun, or visit relatives or relatives, or want to attend a conference, seminar or business meeting can get this visa.
With this visa, the tourist is allowed to stay in the US for up to 6 months. You will not be able to work and study in the United States with a tourist visa, but this visa can be converted to a work, education, marriage or investment visa upon arrival in the United States.
Your previous travels to different countries and having a Schengen visa and traveling to Europe can help make getting a US tourist visa easier but not mandatory.
A valid invitation from a friend or family member can also help to obtain a tourist visa, which is not required.
The applicant must prove by all means that he / she does not intend to stay in the United States permanently and will return to his / her country after the expiry of the visa.
It should be noted that due to political reasons and lack of diplomatic relations between Iran and the US, the US does not have an embassy in Iran, so the Iranian applicant must be interviewed at one of the US embassies in Turkey (Ankara), the United Arab Emirates, or Armenia. Travel visa to one of these countries.
Occasionally, the visa file may be referred to the FBI for further investigation of the applicant’s visa before issuing a visa, which may take up to two months to one year to respond to and report.
The following requirements are required for applying for a tourist visa:
1- Having a valid passport that is valid for at least one year.
2- Certificate of no background
3. Proving that you will return to your home country after you arrive in the United States and have no interest in studying and living in the United States.
4- Performing medical examinations for diseases such as AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, etc. at a US Embassy-approved facility
6 month bank account turnover to prove financial strength. This bank statement must be issued in English by the bank’s foreign exchange branch and bear the stamp and signature of the branch manager.
Proof of financial strength is crucial to the decision of the US Consulate. It is imperative that the US Embassy officer make sure that you are well paid for your expenses in the United States, such as hotel, boarding, roundtrip, meals, and treatment You will not be overwhelmed by the US government. The more money you can afford, the more likely it is to get a visa, and it is recommended that you deposit at least US $ 30,000 in your 6-month financial statement and your account balance to show your chance of Get more visas. Please note that the bank will calculate the dollar rate at the government rate, not the free rate when issuing the financial certificate.
5. List of countries you have previously traveled to and visas you have previously received, such as the Schengen or United Kingdom visas
6. Translate your real estate and other assets such as cars
7. Translation of marriage and divorce documents
8- Translation of national card and newsletter
9. A letter of employment or education (can prove that you will return to your country)
10- Social Security Insurance
11. End of service card
12- Translation of qualifications (although this will not have much impact on the visa officer’s decision to grant a tourist visa)
13- Invitation from a friend / relative of US resident / Citizen (not required)
14. Hotel reservation in one of the US cities such as Los Angeles
Common Reasons to Reach a US Tourist Visa:
– Lying and presenting fake documents
– Lack of sufficient financial strength
– If you cannot prove that you will return to your country and the officer is not convinced. A letter of employment, education, work and social status, property, solo travel without spouse and children, etc. can have a useful role in convincing the officer that you will return to your home country.
– Tourist and family requests are usually accepted so it is advisable to apply individually and individually. Because of the suspicion of a visa officer that you decide to travel to the United States with your family on a tourist visa and stay there and not return to your home country.
– Incomplete presentation of documents and incorrect information on forms
M-F1 Visas Department Study and Student Visas (Short and Long Term Educational and Study Courses)
Visas are issued to those who intend to continue or study at one of the US colleges or universities and science centers. This visa must first be accepted from a reputable scientific center such as a college, university or American school.
To applicants who have a duration of less than one year such as hairdressing, laser and skin care services or … M-type study visa and to applicants with a duration of more than one year, such as bachelor’s degrees, above Undergraduate and PhD students are awarded an F visa. American universities are among the most prestigious universities in the world and have high academic credibility. The states of California, New York, Washington, Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky and Arizona have the best American colleges and universities.
To apply for a student visa, you must first obtain a written admission, or so-called ADMISSION, from an accredited academic center, university, or college in the United States.
The Admission Admission Letter lists all university information, course details, length of study start and end time, fees and tuition.
So the first step is to apply for university admission, so keep in mind that applying for a university is different from getting a visa, and no visa will be issued without admission.
Depending on the university and degree (bachelor-master’s-doctoral degree), admission takes about 3 to 4 months.
The cost of college varies depending on the length of course, type of degree, and where the university is located in which city or state, but the average cost of studying in the US is on average between $10,000 to $15,000,000 per year and approximately one year of student life. In the US, there are about 10,000 (US $10,000).
Admissions to US universities are usually based on the grade point average, academic records, and English language proficiency of the applicant.
The US bachelor’s degree is usually 4 years, the bachelor’s degree is 2 years, and the doctorate is 2-5 years.
The applicant must take the TOEFL English exam and submit the test result, along with any other evidence, to the University.
It is important to note that English language proficiency is very important for Visa applicants and there are few universities that do not accept English language proficiency, but in some cases we can apply for university conditional admission for applicants who do not have good English. If the applicant pledges to attend English language classes on campus as soon as he arrives in the United States and then reinforces his / her language and then attends university and discipline courses after reaching the required quota, There is no particular problem.
In many cases, student visa applicants (spouse and children under 21 years of age) can also apply for a US visa.
Another important requirement is that the applicant must have adequate financial standing and prove this to the US Embassy by submitting a 6 month bank statement that has been sealed and approved by the Bank’s Foreign Exchange Branch (US Government). Ensure that the applicant is in good financial standing and can easily afford the cost of living in the United States) Therefore, the applicant will need to pay a fee for one year of study in the United States plus one year of student life in the United States. Cash balances on your bank account show that this amount is better off totaling about US $25,000.
Note that there is no free education in the US for international students and only doctoral or postgraduate students will be able to receive free scholarships and study if they have a high grade point average and excellent language scores and good academic background. Financial power is very important.
It is necessary to explain that the bank’s currency branch calculates and approves the rate of each dollar at the government rate.
If the applicant has a student visa, he or she must show $4,000 more in cash.
Another important point is that the US student visa is a temporary resident visa, not permanent, but the applicant can apply for a permanent residency visa (green card) upon arrival or after the course of study. And continue living and working in America. By the way, a student is not allowed to work in the United States for up to one year, but can then get a work permit (EAD) for one year.
The required documents for admission to the university are:
Copy of valid passport
English translation of academic transcripts
English translation of degree
Result of IELTS or TOEFL test
Two pieces of white back photo
Degrees and transcripts must be verified and balanced by a reputable center. This means that the degree to which the applicant qualifies is consistent with the US degree and is essentially the same as the qualification and equivalency estimate.
At least 2 years work experience letter from Iranian employer
Letter of recommendation from Iranian professors if needed
A brief overview of the applicant’s background and purpose for further study in the United States
Student Visa Requirements:
1- Letter of Admission (University Invitation)
2. Lack of judicial record
3- Proof of financial strength (6 months bank statement approved by the Bank’s Foreign Exchange Branch that proves that the balance of the account is at least about US $ 25,000;
4- Passport with 6 months validity
5- Two pieces of photo
6. Complete relevant forms and pay administrative fees
7- Get the US Embassy to interview
8- English translation of qualifications and transcripts
9. Real Estate and Car Documents … (Providing these documents will make your file stronger)
10. Providing any reason or evidence that the student has decided to return to his home country after completing his studies and does not intend to remain in the United States.
11- University Tuition Fee (If no visa is issued for any reason, the fee will be refunded to the applicant. Depending on the university and type of degree may sometimes not be required)
12- IELTS or TOEFL test result
Our office can assist you in obtaining admissions from accredited universities and in preparing visa applications for applicants from start to finish.
H-group visas or temporary work visas
These are temporary work visas. The applicant must have expertise in a particular field and have at least a bachelor’s degree (in some specific cases you do not need a bachelor’s degree).
Examples of jobs that are subject to this type of visa are: engineers, doctors, university professors, lawyers, accountants, architects, etc.
The applicant must have a valid US employer who has offered him or her a job with a salary appropriate to the US labor market. The employer must be approved by the US Department of Labor, have paid his taxes, have sufficient and adequate financial means to pay salaries, submit a formal job offer, and prove to the US Department of Labor that the foreign labor force is in dire need.
These types of visas are issued for a period of 3 years and are subject to renewal for another 3 years. Of course, a holder of this type of visa cannot stay in the United States for more than 6 years but can apply for another type of visa. Turn Green Card and continue working and living in America.
The spouse and children under 21 years of age can accompany the applicant and come to the United States to work or study.
These visas are suitable for businesses that are importing and exporting and investors in small businesses.
Both of these visas are for nationals of countries that have a trade agreement with the United States, which, fortunately, has had such a treaty with the United States since 1957, but under President Trump, with new immigration laws, this type of visa is currently issued to Iranians. Has been canceled.
E1 visas are issued to business executives or export / import executives with the United States, who must prove that they have significant business relationships with the United States and at least 50% of the corporations trading with the United States. Must be in the applicant’s name.
The E2 visa is for investors who want to start a small business in the US and manage and manage their own businesses.
The law does not specify the amount of investment, but it is recommended to invest at least US $ 150,000.
These visas are temporary and are issued for 2 years but are subject to renewable or permanent green card conditions.
The spouse and children under the age of 21 also apply for these visas.
A person who receives an E1 or E2 visa must work in the same occupation as the visa until he or she has converted, but his or her spouse and children can work anywhere.
Applicants for such visas must also prove that they will return to their country of origin after the expiration of their visa and do not intend to stay in the United States permanently.
J Visa – This visa group is issued to professionals who intend to travel to the United States for research, research, and specialty courses and learning specific skills.
K visa, which is the candidate visa
This visa is for those who intend to officially marry a US citizen or citizen. Candidate visa validity is 3 months and in fact the applicant has 90 days to legally and officially marry his American spouse in the US and apply for a permanent residence (green card), otherwise he must return to his home country. Unfortunately, this visa cannot be converted to any other type of visa on American soil.