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USA B1/B2 Tourist Visa

We recommend initial consultations to understand the profile of the person applying for the tourist visa so we can make recommendations on how to improve possibilities when planning a trip and visa application to the united states. Finally while studying a visa applicants profile we may find other visa solutions which may be a better fit for the applicant.
Our consultation fee is 55 USD for visas in 2024, and we can explain your options during this consultation. The time is for 45 minutes and you can pay via paypal, zelle, bancolombia or in our office. We have appointments for Tuesday or Wednesday next week if you like.

The United States tourist visa requires a person with strong links to Colombia. What does this mean? An applicant must show that they have many good reasons to return to Colombia. The embassy studies a persons life profile much like a bank does a credit study, but with a twist.

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Tip #4: Explain your relationships with people in the United States

During your B1/B2 visa interview, immigration officers may ask about your relationships with people in the United States. This is to ensure that you’re not planning to stay in the country permanently. Be prepared to explain your relationships and demonstrate that you don’t plan to stay in the U.S. beyond your trip. If your relationships in the U.S. include immediate relatives, be prepared to offer additional evidence of your ties to your home country so the officer is confident you are not planning to stay in the country permanently.

These are five helpful tips for ensuring that your B1/B2 visa application is successful. We hope you found it helpful!

Tip #1: Have strong ties to your home country

When you apply for a B1/B2 visa, the immigration officer will assume that you are an intending immigrant. You must prove that you plan to return to your home country after your trip. This is often done by demonstrating that you have strong ties to your home country. You can prove your ties to your home country in a variety of ways. For example, evidence of your ties to your home country can include: proof of property ownership, proof of business ownership, a recent copy of your federal tax return, 3 most recent payslips to a job in your home country, a letter from your current employer stating you will continue to be a full-time employee upon your return to your home country, recent bank statements, proof of current enrollment in school or courses, or evidence of family in your home country. We also recommend having your return ticket booked and having the information readily available for the officer.

Tip #2: Have enough money to cover your trip expenses

The U.S. government does not allow B1/B2 visa holders to work in the country. As a result, immigration officers want to ensure that you have enough money to cover your expenses during your stay. Provide documentation showing that you have sufficient funds in your bank account to cover your trip expenses. If you’re staying with a friend or family member, ensure you have documentation to prove that your trip expenses will be minimal. This can include a signed letter from your friend or family member explaining that they will be covering your room and board for the duration of your stay. There’s no threshold amount to show in your bank account. It depends on the nature of your visit, how many dependents are traveling with you, and the length of your stay.

Tip #3: Have documentation to prove the reason for your visit

If you’re visiting the U.S. for a particular reason, be prepared to provide documentation to prove it. For example, if you’re visiting Disneyland, have your tickets and itinerary ready. If you’re attending a business conference, have your invitation or ticket confirmation handy. If you’re visiting for a wedding or another event, bring your invitation with you.

Tip #5: Be mindful of the content on your phone and on your social media

Immigration officers have been known to search through travelers’ phones. Ensure that there’s nothing on your phone that could be misconstrued to suggest that you’re planning to stay in the U.S. for an impermissible reason. The same applies for your social media. Officers are likely to pull up your social media profiles to make sure the information presented to them is consistent with your online presence.
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Applying for legalize documents for colombia

Once you receive online visa approval, if doing this in Colombia, you need to travel to Bogotá to get the visa in your passport. Visas in Colombia are issued at the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores office in Bogotá. Their office is located at Avenida 19 # 98-03, Torre 100 Building, 3rd Floor. It’s open from 7:30 am until noon.

The major challenge with getting a Colombian visa yourself is dealing with a government bureaucracy, making a trip to Bogota and not understanding the laws properly if you are not fluent in Sanish. 

This is where you can benefit from the services of an experienced visa agency such as Visas by James. A visa agency such ours is your best bet when it comes to obtaining visa for you. An experienced visa agency which has processed hundreds of visas and knows exactly what is needed for each type of visa is exactly what you need.

Another big benefit of using a visa agency is that they offer services to courier your passport to Bogotá to get the visa put in your passport. So, you can avoid a trip to Bogotá. The cost of a visa service including the service to courier your passport to Bogotá can even be cheaper than the cost of a trip to Bogotá.

About Visas By James

Since 2005, our visa agency Visas by James has obtained hundreds of visas for foreigners who wish to study, work, invest, and live in Colombia. We are the oldest expat visa business in Colombia. We also have more attorneys in office than any other visa agency in Colombia. In addition to our visa services we offer a full range of legal and accounting services to our clients. By having a legal and accounting firm work on your application, we are able to handle any surprises or last minute requests by immigration officials.

Visa by James Story:

James Lindzey the owner of Medellin Lawyer and Visas by James has worked as a private investigator and paralegal in the United States from the 90s until he moved to Colombia in 2005. James arrived in Colombia in 2005 and started doing visas for expats in 2007.

In addition to our visa services our agency offers a full range of legal and accounting services to our clients. We are able to assist better in document collection services in the United States because of James legal experience in the United States.

About Our Visa Services

We can guie you through the most Complicated Immigration Situations. Our aim is to make life easier for expatriates in Colombia! 

We organize your immigration profile so that your Colombian visa application is successful.
We elaborate and structure all the necessary documents for your Colombian visa application.
Presentation of a Colombian visa before the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or any Colombian consulate

Registration and orientation when you are getting you Colombian ID (Cedula de extranjeria).

We monitor your visa application process .

Translation Legalization and apostille of the documents required for your visa application.
Chat Over WhatsApp – get your visa questions answered fast.
Online quotes – get immediate quotes for visa and other legal services
Courier your passport to Bogotá to get the visa in your passport.

Please let us know if you need more information, or we can set up a consultation in order to provided you personalized guide.

Our main office is located in Medellin, Colombia near Parque Lleras in El Poblado. We have representation in Bogota, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. Our main office address is  Cra 39#5A-95, Oficina 709, Edificio Avangarde. We accept walk in appointments but its always nice if you can let us know ahead of time so we can schedule a time. Areas codes in Colombia have changed. To reach our office please call (57) 604-444-6634.

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