Visa United States - Boston


Always contact the Embassy or Consulate of United States in your home country for information on all Visa matters. The Embassy or Consulate of United States can inform you on all the procedures on obtaining a valid visa for United States. They can also inform you on all the specific types of visa for United States.

A visa for United States is a document, a stamp in your passport or a sticker in your passport that shows that you are authorized to enter or leave United States. A visa for United States is subjective to permission for entering or leaving United States from an immigration official at the time of the actual entry into United States. A visa is issued by the embassy or consulate of United States in your home country.

A visa for United States does not give you the absolute right to enter United States. It gives you only the authorization. An immigration official when you enter United States always has the final right to decide if you are allowed to enter or not. A visa can also be revoked at any time.

For persons from certain countries do not require a visa for United States, such as when certain countries have reciprocal visa treaty arrangements with United States.

The visa for United States always has various conditions of stay. This can be -among others- maximum period of stay, the dates of validity, validity for amount of visits, purpose of visit etc.

A visa for United States generally gives non-citizens clearance to enter United States and to remain there within the various conditions mentioned for the specific visa.

A visa application in advance at one of the embassies or consulates of United States around the world gives the government of United States a chance to consider your circumstance, such as reason for applying, details of previous visits to United States and financial security.

Sometimes a visa can be applied for through a visa service company which specialized in the issuance of visa for United States and other international travel documents.

When this is the case the embassy or consulate of United States in your home country can inform you about the possibilities to use such an authorized visa service company.

In the case that there is no embassy or consulate of United States in your home country you than have to travel to a neighboring country which does have an embassy or consulate of United States and try to apply for your visa there. Sometimes it is also possible to apply per post.

General Visa Information – Not specific to United States

For some countries, the authorized period of stay of a visa is not the same as the validity of the visa.
For example, when a visa has been issued to start at April 1 and to expire on July 1, and the authorized period of stay is 90 days, then the 90-day authorized stay begins when you enter the country (the entrance must be between April 1 and July 1). Thus, the latest day you could stay in the country is maximum 90 days from the date you entered the country within the validity period of April 1 to July 1. So if you enter the country on May 1 you can not stay the maximum authorized 90 days since you have to leave the country on July 1.
 
Even when you have a visa, this does not guarantee you that you may entry the host country. The immigration at the border crossing will make the final determination to allow you to enter or not. They can even cancel your visa at the border if you ar not able to demonstrate to their satisfaction that you will abide by the status the visa granted to you.

Types of Visa
Every country in the world has different categories of visas and with various different names. The most common names and types of visas include:
 
Transit visa - This is a visa for the purpose of passing through a country to a destination outside that country. Validity is usually limited by short.
 
Short-stay visa - A visa for the purpose of short visits or holiday to the host country. There can be different sub catagories such as:

- Private visa, for a private visits by means of an invitation from residents of the country.
- Tourist visa, for the purpose of holiday and leisure travel.
- Medical Visa, for the purpose of medical reasons such as treatment in a hospital in the host country.
- Business visa, for the purpose of engaging in business in the host country.
 
Long-stay visa - A visa for the purpose longer stays in a country but still finite stays. There can be different sub catagories such as:
 
- Student visa, for the purpose of study in the issuing country.
- Temporary worker visa, for the purpose of approved employment in the issuing country.
- Journalist visa, for the purpose of the occupation of journalist.
- Residence visa, for the purpose of obtaining long-term residence in the issuing country.
- Immigrant visa, for the purpose of immigration to the issuing.
- Spousal visa or partner visa, issued to the spouse, partner or de facto partner of a resident or citizen of the issuing country, to be able to settle as a couple.
- Marriage visa, for the purpose of intended marriage or civil partnership in the issuing country.
- Pensioner or Retirement visa, for the purpose of retiering in the issuing country.
 
Official visa - This is a visa given too officials doing a job for their government or representing their home countrie in the issuing country. This can be personnel of diplomatic missions.
 
- Diplomatic visa for holders of diplomatic passports.

Visa - Entry and duration period
 
Visas can be for multiple entries into the host country or for a single-entry.
 
Single Entry Visa - means the visa is for a single entry and canceled as soon you leaves the said country
 
Double-entry, or multiple-entry Visa’s which permits you double or multiple entries into the host country or territory with the same visa.
 
Some countries sometimes also issue re-entry permits. A re-entry permit allows you to temporarily leave the country without invalidating your current visa.
 
In most cases a business visa will normally not allow you to engage in working in the host country without an additional obtained work permit.

For some countries, the authorized period of stay of a visa is not the same as the validity of the visa.
For example, when a visa has been issued to start at April 1 and to expire on July 1, and the authorized period of stay is 90 days, then the 90-day authorized stay begins when you enter the country (the entrance must be between April 1 and July 1). Thus, the latest day you could stay in the country is maximum 90 days from the date you entered the country within the validity period of April 1 to July 1. So if you enter the country on May 1 you can not stay the maximum authorized 90 days since you have to leave the country on July 1.
 
Even when you have a visa, this does not guarantee you that you may entry the host country. The immigration at the border crossing will make the final determination to allow you to enter or not. They can even cancel your visa at the border if you ar not able to demonstrate to their satisfaction that you will abide by the status the visa granted to you.

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