H1B Visa and Travel to USA

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H1B Visa and Travel to USA

People who travel to the USA often don’t need to get a visa in order to travel to it, however if the travel doesn’t exceed a span of 90 days then they have to obtain and ESTA, an Electronic System for Travel Approval. The process of getting an ESTA depends on the nationality of the traveler. There are four types of ESTAs which are the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Commercial Aviation Security Administration (CASA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This is why you have to know all the four types of ESTAs before traveling to the USA.

For those who are traveling to the USA by plane then they will have to get a non-immigrant visa from the American Consulate in India. The Consulate cannot issue visas for tourists, but if you are a student in the USA or any other country and if you will be staying in India for more than a year then you can apply for an immigrant visa. A person who is not a US citizen cannot apply for an immigrant visa.

Immigrants coming to the USA may also use the Indian Embassy and get the non-immigrant visa which is known as the E2 visa. There are many reasons for which tourists may want to travel to the USA but you should firstly decide if you really need to go there. The main reason that tourists use India for their trip is that there is no racial discrimination in India unlike the USA where sometimes people get discriminated. So in India you can find a population of people who look like you and who speak like you – so there is no racial discrimination in India and you can therefore be assured of a great and warm welcome.

The tourism industry of the USA is booming and non-US citizens too are getting attracted to it. In order to stay in America for longer duration one can also apply for an immigrant visa. If you are a non-US citizen who is visiting India then you must know that you have to remain in the USA for fourteen days and you cannot visit any of the Indian cities during this period. During the fourteen days you can travel to any other city of India.

This is not very difficult as there are many companies that will help you with the legalities of staying in the USA for a year or longer. They will even help you get a tourist visa for a limited period. The maximum period of stay depends on the number of days that you want to stay in the USA. The number of days can be increased or decreased according to your convenience. For example, if you want to visit New York for three weeks then you can get a tourist visa for that period and then visit New York again after three weeks.

If you want to apply for a visa to travel for a tourist purpose and if your trip is for a fact to a non continental state then you will have to follow different rules and regulations. First of all you should check out the procedure of applying for the H1B visa. You can either search about it online or you can directly get in touch with the immigration department of the concerned country. You need to fill up the visa application form with certain details about yourself like your name, address, contact number and so on. Once you fill the form on the visa officer will send it to the Department of State for processing.

Now, let’s come to the issue of a valid passport. There are some people who may be carrying their valid passport and want to travel to USA, but they do not have a visa or they do not have an entry permit. In such a case they will have to face problems at the border crossings. In such cases the first step that you should take is to check out the validity of your passport. If you find out that it is more than ninety days old then you should return the passport immediately.

The second step that you should take is to get in touch with the migration agent at the border crossing. He will help you fill up the visa application form along with the necessary documents. In fact he will also help you to print the necessary documents like passport, visa and other proofs. He will deliver these documents to the concerned office and visa and entry permit will be issued to you after filling up the required documents.