On April 28, 2018, the United States State Department amended its Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to include Australia while excluding South Korea. This article looks at what this means for South Korean nationals traveling to the US and Australian nationals traveling to the US as well as how it might affect Australian citizens in North America.
There are a lot of different visa options for foreigners who want to travel to the United States. In order to understand U.S. visas, you need to know about two types: immigrant visas and nonimmigrant visas. Immigrant visas must be applied for at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad, whereas nonimmigrant visas can be obtained in any country that is not the U.S., including Australia and South Korea.
This article covers the most important aspects of U.S. Visa, specifically US VISA FOR AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS and US VISA FOR SOUTH KOREAN CITIZENS.
Which US Visa is the Right One for You?
If you are a citizen of Australia, the most appropriate US visa for you is the B-1/B-2 visa. If you are a citizen of South Korea, the most appropriate US visa for you is the F-1/F-2 visa.
What is the Difference between a Regular US Visa and an L1 Visa?
A regular US visa is for citizens of the United States and provides entry into the country for a specific period of time. An L1 visa, on the other hand, is for foreign workers who are admitted to the United States to engage in certain types of skilled or business-related activities.
How to Get a US Visa
There are a few things you will need if you want to get a US visa. The most important thing is your passport. If you are not a US citizen, you will need a valid passport from your home country. You will also need an application form DS-160 and two photographs. The DS-160 application form is available from the US Department of State website or at any US embassy or consulate abroad. You can also download the application form from the website of the visa processing center in your city or town. The cost for applying for a US visa is $140 payable by credit card, check, or money order. When you apply for a visa, be sure to bring your passport, DS-160 application form, two passport photos, and enough money to pay the visa processing fees (usually about $60). If you are applying for a tourist visa, you will also need to bring your travel itinerary and proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay in the United States (for example, cash withdrawal slips). US VISA FOR SOUTH KOREAN CITIZENS
If you are traveling on business and want to stay longer than 90 days, you will need to fill out an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form and submit it with your application. This form asks for information about your job, salary history, etc.
There are different ways to get a US visa, depending on your nationality.
Australian citizens can apply for a US visa through the Australian embassy or consulate in their home country.
South Koreans can apply for a US visa through the US embassy or consulate in Seoul.
What to Do on a US Visa
If you are a citizen of Australia, you will need to apply for a US visa. If you are a citizen of South Korea, you will need to apply for a US visa through the United States Embassy in Seoul.
To apply for a US visa, you will need the following:
-A completed Application for U.S. Visa (Form I-131)
-Your original passport photo
-The fee payable by travelers to the United States (currently $140)