America is the most powerful nation on Earth right now and it will remain to be so for next few decades unless a nation takes a front foot to overpower it.
The United States has the most powerful military in the world. Its GDP is more than twice the size of China’s GDP. As the first new nation, it has the world’s longest functioning democracy in a world filled with semi-democratic or non-democratic countries.
The United States leads the world in high technology, finance and business, the movies and higher education. The United States still receives far more immigrants each year than any other country in the world including developing & underdeveloped countries.
Tourism in the United States is a large industry that serves millions of international and domestic tourists yearly.
Most visited cities in US include New York, San Francisco & San Diego (California), Washington DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Orlando, Atlanta and many others.
San Francisco –
San Francisco’s is famous due to its pastel Victorian homes, eclectic food scene, and easy-going artistic culture.
Las Vegas –
This city is recognized around the world as an excellent spot for gambling, shopping, entertainment, nightlife, and dining.
Los Angeles –
Los Angeles is the second largest city in the US. It is known for its museums, parks and beaches, as neighbouring Beverly Hills and Hollywood.
The two main tourist attractions in Atlanta are the Georgia Aquarium ( the largest aquarium in the world until 2012) and the World of Coca-Cola. Its Museum has one of the biggest collections of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art
New York –
New York is the most-visited city in the United States. Tourists come here to visit the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Broadway Avenue in Manhattan.
Due to its beautiful attractions , Indian tourists in great number are attracted to the country. US receives approximately 1 million (11 lakhs) Indian tourists visiting to the country for a fascinating holiday experience.With rapid growth, India has become an emerging economic power in the world and had opportunities for economic involvement with the US. The relationship between the countries has only been rising, especially in economic development, security, military and nuclear cooperation.
Indians are often feel demotivated to travel to the country by the myths stating the US Visa is difficult to get. On the contrary, Us Visa process is that of a simple task. No massive documents are required for a US visa, all that is needed is the basic information. And guess what you get 10 years of visa in one go .
To apply for a US Tourist Visa, you need to go through the following steps.
STEP 1 :
1. Fill the DS – 160 forms for applying visa.
2. Once the Form filled than Deposit the fees in Axis Bank for activation the MRV slip.
3.One recent passport sized photograph 50mm X 50mm (2″ x 2″) with a white background : please scan and send it along with the form DS-160 to the above email ids along with the photocopy of the passport first two pages and last two pages (Passport should be valid at least 06 months from Date of Travel.)
STEP 2 :
You will have to take two appointments for processing the visa application, first appointment is taken the following U S Offsite facilitation Centre for Biometrics Purpose. Please note below Offsite Facilitation centre address where the applicants have to go for the fingerprinting and eye scanning process along with the following documentation:
-Original Passport along with all your old passports.
-DS-160 Confirmation Page
-Appointment Confirmation page.
MRV Slip ( Visa fees Deposit Slip)
US Offsite facilitation centre.
S – 1 American Plaza,
(Hotel Eros Managed by Hilton),
International Trade Tower
Nehru Place, New Delhi – 110019
STEP 3 :
After the Biometrics submission, in Second appointment applicant will have to go for appear interview at the US embassy as per the provided date and time by the Respective embassy at the below mentioned address.
New Delhi – 110021
The below mentioned documents has to be carried at the US Embassy at the time of Appointment.
– Original Passport with validity of more than six months. ( All old Passports to be carried and is must )
– 1 DS-160 Confirmation page.
MRV Visa fees deposit slip.
– Appointment Confirmation page.
– 2 Recent passport size colour photographs. (50mm by 50mm) it should be the same which you had sent for filling up the form.
– Covering letter from the applicant on company’s letterhead stating his name, designation, purpose and duration of visit.
– Invitation letter with signature ID proof.
– Personal Original Bank Statement for the last 6 months.
– Personal Income Tax paper for the last 3 years.
If visiting to relative/family friend in USA; invitation letter, passport copy, visa copy , permit card copy and financial documents from his/her side like bank statements, tax paper and salary slips.
The total Visa fees for Indian citizens is around Rs 11,500 /- (US tourist visa)