How to Apply for a U.S. Visitor Visa for Parents

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America has a lot to offer, and allowing your parents the opportunity to visit is easy.
America has a lot to offer, and allowing your parents the opportunity to visit is easy. (Image: Ryan McVay/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

It's no wonder you'd want to introduce your parents to the United States; our great country has a lot to offer. Even if they've been before, there is always more to see and do. Acquiring a visa so your parents can come over is a very simple process.

Things You'll Need

  • Employment letter
  • Pay stubs
  • Bank letter
  • Bank statements
  • Letter to the consulate
  • Invitation letter
  • Income tax documents
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Proof of legal status of siblings (if you have siblings)
  • Spouse documents (if you're sponsoring in-laws)

Print out two copies of Form I-134 (Affidavit of Support Form).

Fill out one of the I-134 forms for each of your parents.

Collect a letter from your employer stating the duration and nature of your employment and your salary; three recent pay stubs; a letter from your bank stating when your account was opened, the total amount deposited in the last year, your present balance and your average balance in the last year; bank statements from the past six months; a letter to the consulate stating you will take care of expenses while your parents are here; a letter of invitation stating you can accommodate them; income tax documents from the last three years; proof of U.S. citizenship; proof of legal status of siblings (if you have them); and if you are sponsoring your in-laws you will need photocopies of all pages (including blank pages) of your spouse's passport and a photocopy of your marriage certificate.

Send the I-134 forms and all of your supporting documents to the required consulate.

Tips & Warnings

  • Send computer-printed or typed documents to avoid confusion.

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