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Family and friends may plan to visit during your stay at UMMS. While Immigration Services cannot assist in bringing these individuals (except for spouse and children under 21), we have provided guidelines on what they will need to obtain their B-2 visa stamp to enter the United States for a visit. Visitors from certain countries may be eligible for WT (Visa Waiver Program - Tourist) status for stays of up to 90 days. Prospective WT visitors must be registered in the ESTA system prior to traveling to the United States.
We recommend that all visitors have the items below, however, those requiring B-2 status should obtain the items below and make an appointment for a B-2 visa stamp at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their country.
Written by you (Immigration Services does NOT provide such a letter) and addressed to the U.S. Consulate in the city where the visa application will be made (ie. U.S. Consular Officer, Mumbai, India). The letter should include the following;
The Consular Officer may request information on how your visitor will support themselves for the visit. If you are supporting them, you should include this in the invitation letter. If you are not, they should be prepared to show this proof (ie. bank statement, employment verification letter from their employee, etc.).