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Visa by Boston for travel to the United States

Foreign travelers planning to arrive in Boston for travel to the U.S. must be in possession of a valid travel authorization. There are several types of travel authorization, depending on the purpose and duration of your stay in the USA.

Do I need a visa for Boston?

Boston is a major city on the northeast coast of the United States. For a tourist stay of more than 3 months in the United States and landing in Boston, foreign travelers must be in possession of a B2 visa.

For stays of less than 90 days: Boston does not require a b2 visa. You simply need to obtain a travel authorization by clicking on the ESTA online form.

What is a tourist visa for Boston?

A B2 tourist visa for Boston allows travelers to land in Boston for a stay in the USA. With a B2 visa, travelers can go sightseeing or visit relatives living in the United States. The visa is initially valid for 6 months.

Do I need a visa for a stopover in Boston?

To make a stopover in Boston, travelers must be in possession of a valid travel authorization. There are several possible travel authorizations.

If the traveler is a national of a Visa Waiver Program member country, a transit visa is not required. Travelers can transit Boston with a simple ESTA authorization.

If you are not a citizen of a visa waiver country, you will need to apply for a B2 visa before planning a trip with a stopover in Boston.

How much does it cost to obtain a visa for Boston?

The minimum fee for a B2 visa for Boston is US$185 as of 2023. Fees are payable at the time of visa application to validate the online file. The receipt for payment of the fee must be attached to the supporting documents as part of the B2 visa application procedure.

How do I get a visa for Boston?

To obtain a B2 visa for travel to Boston, you must complete the USCIS online visa application process. The final decision to issue a visa will be taken following a visa interview at the American embassy.

Who can apply for an ESTA for Boston?

Citizens of countries that are members of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program can apply online for an ESTA for Boston. ESTA authorization takes much less time than a B2 visa from an American embassy. An ESTA authorization for Boston is valid for 2 years. An ESTA allows you to stay in the United States for a maximum of 90 consecutive days.