With billions of people the world has, it is no secret that many people love travelling from their home country to a foreign one. The world has a lot to offer – but most of those offers are not for free. Every year there are thousands of tourists travelling from one city, country or state to another. Assuming that this is the pre-pandemic era we are currently talking about, tourists do not have easy travelling.
One of these is the immigration laws implemented per country. Given that tourism is often defined as movement of an entity from one place to another, it is also for the purpose of exchange in socioeconomic factors. This is why immigration laws are created to be able to secure the surge of people going in and out of a specific country. To further take you to its effects, here’s how immigration laws affect tourists:
It is mandatory in every immigration law per country (especially in the United States) to have an approval of their visa by the U.S. Embassy. This is a must for non-citizens as proof that they are permitted to enter the country. There are two types of visas in the United States: a non-immigrant and an immigrant.
A Non-Immigrant Visa is used by a non-citizen who desires to just merely travel the United States on a temporary basis. While an Immigrant Visa is for those who want to travel to the U.S. and live there with permanent residence. B-2 Visa is the usual type of visa available to foreign tourists who are interested in visiting the country.
This gives the tourists evidence for U.S. officials regarding the duration of their stay. The travel document should include a non-immigrant visa or B-2 visa to prevent legal conflicts.
Strict Duration of Stay
Cited at the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R), it is further explained the importance of applicants or travellers in complying with their agreed departure date from the foreign country. This also allows the U.S. Consulate to request for a monetary bond that would serve as a fine if they fail to return to their home country on the date agreed.
Settled Financial Capability
The U.S. Embassy or Consulate also checks the financial stability of the non-immigrant to know if the money they will bring is sufficient or more than usual for their trip. This can hint to the officials whether the real intention is to truly stay temporarily or probably stay longer than intended (i.e., illegal employment).
A non-immigrant visa often needs explanations regarding their purpose of visiting. Definitions such as recreational activities, visiting a relative, family or friend, and activities of a social group can be accepted.
Immigration law really does affect tourists in terms of providing that they are credible to stay and travel their country. It may come off as strict and hard due to the amount of validations and personal credibility, however, this is actually to also protect the applicant within his or her stay in a specific foreign country. Bottom line is the immigration law affects the tourists on both ends, positively and negatively.
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