If you are traveling to the USA for business or pleasure, to work on private yachts or cruise liners, you will need to apply for a USA visitor visa commonly known as B1/B2 visa. Visa Box can help you with these types of visitor visa applications including USA study visas (F visa). If you hold a British, EU passport etc., you may need to apply for an online visa waiver before you can enter the USA which we can certainly help you with.
The USA visitor visa application process is one of the more complex processes as compared to other visa applications, so it is advised to contact Visa Box to facilitate the process, so as to avoid errors and refusals.
Once your USA visitor visa application is complete and you have your visa submission appointment booked by Visa Box, you will have a short interview with a US immigration officer on your appointment date. Based on your answers the immigration officer will then decide whether to issue the visa to you or not. The USA consulates are able to issue visitor visas that have a validity of 10 years (multiple entries) but this is on a case-by-case basis.
The USA Consulates are based in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg and visa applicants must submit their applications in person, except if they are under 14 years old or over 80 years old, together with their supporting documentation, original valid passport and photos.
During peak travel season, one can wait up to one month to get an appointment at the USA consulate so it is always advised to begin the USA visitor visa application process well in advance of departure, so as to avoid any unnecessary delays. You do not require confirmed for your application. From date of submission USA visitor visas are normally processed within 3-5 working days.