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A Tourist Visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. citizens to visit a foreign country for leisure or recreational activities for a specific period.

Key Features

  • Purpose: Tourism and leisure activities.

  • Duration: Generally short-term, ranging from a few days to a few months.

  • Privileges: No work rights, purely for tourism.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the visa application form.

  2. Provide supporting documents like travel itinerary and accommodation bookings.

  3. Pay the application fee.

  4. Submit the application online or at the embassy/consulate.

  5. May require an interview or additional documentation.

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  • Can I extend my tourist visa?: Policies vary by country; some allow extensions under special circumstances.

  • Do I need travel insurance?: Many countries recommend or require it.

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