I am travelling to Colombia (South America) via US and have 12 hour stay in Washington (evening and night). I wanted to apply for US tourist visa so that I can possibly go out for evening and also because I don't have to apply for Colombia tourist visa then. My journey is after 6 weeks. Can anyone suggest me the estimated deadlines for visa and the factors that could matter so that I can decide accordingly. I am not sure if 12 hour stay is a strong enough reason to be granted tourist visa.
The alternative would be US transit visa + Colombian tourist visa.
- Indian citizen
- First international trip
- Doing job and decent savings