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San Francisco visa to enter the United States

Foreign travelers planning to arrive in San Francisco for travel to the United States 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 San Francisco?

San Francisco is located on the American West Coast. It is one of the main tourist destinations in the southern United States. For a tourist stay of more than 3 months in the United States, foreign travelers must be in possession of a B2 visa.

For stays of less than 90 days: It is not necessary to obtain a b2 visa for San Francisco. You simply need to obtain a travel authorization by clicking on the ESTA online form.

What is a tourist visa for San Francisco?

A B2 tourist visa for San Francisco allows travelers to land in San Francisco 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 San Francisco?

To make a stopover in San Francisco, 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 through San Francisco 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 San Francisco.

How much does it cost to obtain a visa for San Francisco?

The cost of a B2 visa for San Francisco 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 to get a visa for San Francisco?

To obtain a B2 visa for travel to San Francisco, you need to 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 San Francisco?

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