B-2 Tourist Visa Law and Legal Definition

A B-2 Tourist Visa is available to foreign nationals who wish to visit the United States for leisure or tourism. B-2 Tourist Visas are "visitor visas" and are required for citizens of countries that are not included in the Visa Waiver Program. However, even citizens of countries included in the Visa Waiver Program are required to hold a valid B-2 visa if they plan to stay in the United States for a time period of more than 90 days, change status to another nonimmigrant visa, or adjust status to permanent resident after entering the country.