Applying for an American Visa as a Spanish or British Citizen

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The United States of America has recently made it much easier for both Spanish and British citizens to apply for an American visa, making travel between the countries easier than ever before. In the past, if you were from either Spain or Britain, you had to fill out an I-130 form and wait months to be able to apply for your visa, costing thousands of dollars in legal fees. But no longer! Now, we’re going to take a look at how to apply for your American visa as a Spanish or British citizen with our quick guide below.

Why you should apply for a US visa

If you’re from Spain or Great Britain, there are some extra hurdles to clear. It’s not impossible, though: Foreigners looking to spend more than 90 days in America must apply for a visa, whether it’s a tourist visa, business visa, student visa, temporary work permit, etc. Here’s what you need to know about US visas if you’re Spanish or British.

Cost of applying for a US visa

pl  If you’re applying for a B-1 visa, you should know that your total cost will range from about $200 to $350. When you apply, you’ll have to pay an application fee of $131 (or £86), plus another payment, depending on where you’re traveling from and what type of visa you’re applying for. For example, if you live in Europe and are applying for either a B-1/B-2 visa ($160), plus another $140 (or £100) if your trip is over six months away. The most common types of visas are B-1 and B-2. These let travelers come into America and stay up to six months without having to worry about reapplying. America Visa for British Citizens

Steps to applying for an American visa

To apply for an American visa, you’ll need to visit your nearest US embassy or consulate. If you plan on applying while in Spain, make sure you bring your valid passport and a non-US resident card with you. You will also need to fill out paperwork (available at the US embassy) and pay your application fee (around $150). Once you’ve done all of that, it’s time to wait! The process can take anywhere from one day to three months; it depends on what type of visa you are applying for. Most tourist visas are issued within two weeks, though student visas may take several months.

Passport photos and documents required

Some types of visas are limited in number and some are more difficult to get. Consider your circumstances carefully before deciding which visa is best suited to your needs. If you want to study in America, many student visas have strict requirements on how long you must be enrolled at your educational institution; if you exceed these time limits, you risk losing your legal status and having to leave America. This can be avoided by applying for another type of visa (such as temporary work). On the other hand, if you want to travel around America and not live there permanently, it’s likely that any tourist visa will suffice. As always, consult a professional with experience in immigration law before making any important decisions. America Visa for Spanish Citizens

Advice on the type of visa best suited to your circumstances

Your situation will determine which visa type you need to apply for. Here are some of your options: O-1 (U.S. Extraordinary Ability): This visa category applies to people who have extraordinary ability in their field—in other words, they must be considered one of the best in their particular industry. O-2 (Artists and Entertainers): If you’re being brought to America to perform at a specific event—like taking part in a concert tour—then you should apply under O-2. P-1 (Participant in an athletic competition): This is intended for athletes who are part of teams that are representing countries internationally, like members of Olympic teams or players on professional sports teams.

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