You may not have any intentions of leaving your home country. However, you may have heard of certain United States healthcare services that may prove pivotal in treating your serious illness or ailment. So this is when you may start considering a temporary visit to the country. Read on to discover how to legally and temporarily visit the United States for medical treatment and how a seasoned Baltimore County, Maryland temporary travel visas lawyer at Sheri Hoidra Law Office, LLC can guide you through this application process.
Is it possible to temporarily visit the United States for medical treatment?
Though you may not initially make the connection, you may be authorized to temporarily visit the United States for medical treatment with a B-2 visitor visa for tourism. You may consider yourself more as a patient than a tourist, but this may ultimately be the visa type that you are most eligible for.
How must I obtain a temporary visa for medical treatment in the U.S.?
Understandably so, your illness or ailment alone may be taking up a great deal of your attention; not to mention a great physical and emotional toll on your body and mind. However, you must carve out time for filling out Form DS-140, Nonimmigrant Visa Application.
Essentially, the hard work you put into your application now may provide you with a more beneficial treatment plan in the United States down the line. Without further ado, to better your chances at retrieving a B-2 visa, you must make a diligent effort to prove the following points as true to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):
- You must show that you wish to visit the country with the sole purpose of receiving medical treatment from a United States physician:
- Proof of a permanent residence in your home country may help demonstrate this intention.
- Proof of binding ties in your home country (i.e., family obligations and a permanent, full-time job) may help demonstrate this intention.
- You must show that you plan to stay in the United States for a temporary, specified period and return to your home country at the end of your visit:
- A letter from your United States treating physician may help demonstrate this intention.
- A copy of your valid, unexpired passport may help demonstrate this intention.
- You must show that you have the financial needs to pay for your travel, personal expenses, and medical treatment during your stay in the United States:
- Copies of bank statements and other financial records may help demonstrate this intention.
- A United States relative or friend sponsoring you via Form I-134, Affidavit of Support, may help demonstrate this intention.
This is all to say that, before moving forward with your visa application, you must consult a competent Baltimore County, Maryland immigration lawyer. So please reach out to Sheri Hoidra Law Office, LLC today.