We have a big family of 8 people. My father and mother are the head of family, and then we are two sons who are both married with a child.

Should I fill out all the applications within the application of my father or should I make separate accounts for each applicant? What’s the best practice for a B1/B2 visa?

Also, would I need to fill an application separately for my 6 months old baby?

  • Will you all only travel if all get visa or will some travel if others do not get the visa? And what are your nationalities?
    – Willeke
    Commented May 19, 2021 at 10:15
  • @Willeke we are Pakistanis. All will travel if all get the visa. However if some are refused the visa, then the couples who are granted the visa shall travel.
    – Asad Moeen
    Commented May 19, 2021 at 10:20
  • Is your intent to visit or emigrate?
    – CGCampbell
    Commented May 19, 2021 at 14:08
  • @CGCampbell To visit.
    – Asad Moeen
    Commented May 19, 2021 at 14:09

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To enter the US, all children, including infants, need his/her own valid travel document/passport and visa. You will need to file a DS-160 and pay the applicable fee. Generally, children under 14 do not need to appear for an interview. The website of the US Consulate that serves your country or area should have the specifics.

If you’re planning on travelling as a family creating a group application makes sense. When you select “Email Confirmation” on your Confirmation Page, you will be directed to a “Thank You” page. On the “Thank You” page you will see an option to create a family or group application. When you select this option, certain information from your application, such as destination, will automatically be imported to and displayed on a new application. The data automatically populated by the system can be amended eg if one of the applicants has a different family name or nationality, you can alter that data before submitting the application. You must create an individual application for each family member.

Source: FAQs https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/forms/ds-160-online-nonimmigrant-visa-application/ds-160-faqs.html

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