The USA is a great attraction for people looking into visiting a country of such expanse and differentiated tastes. Thousands of people apply for tourist visas to the US every year and many are granted access. But there isn’t a pick and choose policy here. If you can satisfy the authorities that you will not stay in the country for longer than your visa allows you to and that you have no nefarious purposes in mind, you will be granted a visa.
But you have to be able to write a letter to the US consulate general of your country and convince the authorities that you have the means to travel that far, and will be able to handle your expenses while you are there. If you have a friend or family member in the country already, your case becomes stronger.
As a tourist, you will want to see a lot of places and if you have done your homework on where you would like to go, mention it in the letter. This will bring some authenticity to your claims of playing tourist. Here is how you would write one.
652 Pine Street
Toronto, ON H8K 4L1
Sara @ email . com
September 27, 2015
US Consulate General
2 Maple Road
Toronto, ON F9B 6L2
Dear Sir / Madam:
I, Sara Chris (date of birth November 17, 1971), would like to request grant of a tourist visa (B1/B2) to visit Florida, USA in June 2016. The purpose of this visit is both social and tourism. Please refer below for information on my living arrangements while I am in the USA.
Hotel Name: Grand Bohemian Hotel
Hotel Address: 325 S Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 25632
Booking Status: Booked 1 room in the name of Sara Chris
Booking Reference #: GBH786321-23
While in Orlando, I will be visiting the Universal Islands of Adventure, which is the prime reason for this trip. Since I will be in Orlando, I will of course be meeting up with a friend whose details are provided below:
Full Name: Ian Best
Address: 5856 Brenda Drive, Orlando, FL 82736
Cell Number: (000) 222-2222
Home Phone Number: (999) 999-9999
Email Address: ianbest @ email . com
Since I am working on a permanent contract with Core Technologies in Toronto, I will need to return to work before my annual leaves end i.e. July 1, 2016. I would appreciate it if you would grant me a tourist visa (B1/B2) as soon as possible so that I can manage my leaves accordingly. I am enclosing copies of all the documents that you will need to process my request. If you need any further information, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you very much.
(Enc: Copies of hotel booking, air ticket and bank statement)