There are a number of constraints that the visitor will need to meet in order
to obtain a temporary visa to visit the United States. Details are given at the
US State Department's website on U.S. Visas
Please note that the US State Department may change the requirements for
aquiring a temporary visa and it is always a good idea to check with the
American Embassy or Consulate nearest to place of permanent residence.
Currently the requirements are as follow (as detailed by
The visitor would want to obtain a B-2 visa since the trip is for pleasure.
"Applicants for visitor visas should generally apply at the American Embassy or
Consulate with jurisdiction over their place of permanent residence. Although
visa applicants may apply at any U.S. consular office abroad, it may be more
difficult to qualify for the visa outside the country of permanent residence.
Each applicant for a visitor visa must pay a nonrefundable US$45 application
fee and submit:
1) An application Form DS-156 (http://travel.state.gov/DS-0156.pdf), completed
and signed. Blank forms are available without charge at all U.S. consular
2) A passport valid for travel to the United States and with a validity date at
least six months beyond the applicant's intended period of stay in the United
States. If more than one person is included in the passport, each person
desiring a visa must make an application;
3) Two photographs 1 and 1/2 inches square (37x37 mm) for each applicant,
showing full face, without head covering, against a light background.
Applicants must demonstrate that they are properly classifiable as visitors
under U.S. law. Evidence which shows the purpose of the trip, intent to depart
the United States, and arrangements made to cover the costs of the trip may be
provided. It is impossible to specify the exact form the evidence should take
since applicants' circumstances vary greatly.
Persons traveling to the U.S. for pleasure may use letters from relatives or
friends in the U.S. whom the applicant plans to visit or confirmation of
participation in a planned tour."
Form DS-156 can be found at http://travel.state.gov/DS-0156.pdf