Immigration Attorney, Woburn

Visitor/tourist visas

Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States temporarily for business, for tourism (or for a combination of both purposes), must obtain a visitor or tourist visa. The process and steps may vary depending on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. 

  • Initial Stay: Depends on "Reciprocity Schedule"*. 

  • Maximum Stay: Depends on "Reciprocity Schedule"*. 

  • Petition Process: Submit Form DS-160, Online Visa Application, schedule a visa interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where you live, attend the visa interview, then request admission to the United States.

  • Cost: Costs may include:

    • $160 (Nonimmigrant Visa Application Fee/MRV Fee); and

    • Reciprocity Fee/Visa Issuance Fee (if applicable)*.

  • Timeline: Varies. Visit the U.S. Department of State Website to view details on appointment availability and processing times at U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world.

* Visit the U.S. Department of State Visa Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country page to find out whether your country of nationality/area of authority is required to pay a visa issuance fee after a nonimmigrant visa application is approved.

If You Have Questions About a Tourist Visa, Call Today!


If you have questions about a visitor visa or tourist visa, contact Lally Immigration Services, LLC to schedule a free consultation. Lally Immigration Services is located in Woburn, MA and has ample free parking.