International students: B-1 or B-2 visa for open house?

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transparent_silvery
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International students: B-1 or B-2 visa for open house?

Postby transparent_silvery » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:59 am

Any international students who need visa and are planning to go to open house? B-1 is for business trip and B-2's for sightseeing. I guess we fit in the B-2 category better. But how do I provide proof that I'm returning home after the open house visit? It's not likely I can get some hard copy of invitation letters for open house in time...

giga17
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Re: International students: B-1 or B-2 visa for open house?

Postby giga17 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:38 am

Is your country not in the visa waiver program? Because then you'll just need to apply online for an ESTA, and approval is usually immediate.

As for proof of return to your original country, they just need to see your return ticket, so make sure you book the return leg of the flight.

spidy0436
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Re: International students: B-1 or B-2 visa for open house?

Postby spidy0436 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:24 am

Hello "transparent_silvery", B2 visa is not only for sight seeing. You can also get the medical treatment with the help of b2 visa.



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