Monday 11 April 2016

Brooklyn Bridge New York City by Agata

Brooklyn Bridge New York City/US Visa

Parka & sweater - Zara ( old collection)
Jeans - River Island
Shoes & sunglasses - h&m
Hat - Mango

This post meant to be about my great joy, when I found out about this trip and how lucky I am and how amazing New York City is. But my second thoughts was "yeah, everyone knows that". New York is probably on every ones bucket list and YES, YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY VISIT NYC but it's not as easy for some people as to only book your ticket and fly there. As a polish citizen I had to apply for US Visa and that will be the main topic of my post. So if you're lucky enough to travel under the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA) just scroll down to see more photos. If not, than continue reading for few easy steps how to apply for your US Visa.

Start your application one month before planing trip to avoid delays and disappointment. If you're planing your trip for tourism only, you need to apply for Non-Immigrant Visa B-2.

To start your US Visa on line application you need to have a digital photo. The photograph must be taken within last 6 months, 2x2 inches square, unmounted full face photo in b&w or colour against white background. I took mine in Dublin here and it cost around €15.
Your next step is completing the on line DS-160 application form. This might take you about an hour so sit down and make sure you have good internet connection. You will need your passport and details of your trip like hotel address, time of your stay etc. You will also need to answer many other personal questions. Make sure you apply for right visa category or you will have to start the whole process again. Check if all your answers and details are correct than sign and submit application. Print your confirmation page as you will need it at your interview.
To book an appointment on line you have to log on here and follow the on line instructions. You won't be able to book a date until you pay Visa fee which is $160. After your payment confirmation you can pick suitable date and time and wait for your interview in US Embassy in city of your choice.
Before entering the Consular Section, every person have to go through security check. Don't take any electronic devices with you as you can't take them to an interview. Mobile phones must be left at security desk for duration of your stay. After passing security checks you will be directed to non-immigrant visa section. There one of the registration clerks will scan your fingerprints and register your application in their system. After that you will have to que up for your interview which is nothing stressful. Consul interviewer will ask you few questions which you had to answer in your DS-160 application. If your visa is approved, your passport must be left at the consulate until the process is complete and visa is printed.

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