Rai’s experienced immigration attorneys will prepare and file all the required documents for business visitors applying for the B-1 visa. Apply for B-1 Business Visa or B-2 Tourist Visa
B-1 Visa is Suitable For:
- Participants to attend scientific, educational, professional, business, or religious conventions
- Persons to work on specific projects in the U.S. and paid by a foreign employer
- Business professionals to participate in commercial transactions (which do not involve gainful employment) such as negotiating contracts and consulting with business associates
- Persons to undertake independent studies such as feasibility studies, market research or any such activity
- Persons to attend professional or business conferences, workshops, or seminars
- Business professionals to explore possibilities to set up a subsidiary of a foreign corporation, or to make investments
- Personal or domestic servants to come to the U.S. with a U.S. citizen or nonimmigrant employer on B, E, F, H, I, J, L, M, O, P, R, or TN status
- Technical personnel to install or service equipment pursuant to a contract of sale, or to provide after sales service
- Business professionals to attend meetings as a member of the Board of Directors of a U.S. corporation
- Persons to observe business, professional, or vocational activity as long as it does not involve any hands-on activity
- Professional athletes to compete for tournament money and not for a salary
- Professionals to conduct business consultations with business associates in the U.S.
- Purchasing agents of a foreign employer to come to the U.S. to procure goods, components, or raw materials for use outside the U.S.
- Foreign business persons coming to the U.S. in conjunction with Litigation
- Persons rendering professional services in the U.S. that would otherwise qualify them for an H-1B visa, but who are paid for those services by a source outside the U.S.
- Persons employed outside the U.S. who are paid from abroad, and who come to the U.S. to undertake an established training program that would qualify them for an H-3 visa
- Employees of foreign airlines who are engaged in productive employment in the U.S. and paid in the U.S. who are not eligible for E-1 treaty trader status
- Other persons such as for bona fide religious missionaries and crew members on yachts
- Special situations involving Canadians and Mexicans such as Canadian truck drivers who are paid by either Canadian or U.S. firms and who transport commodities across the Canadian Border
- Foreign companies to send their personnel to the U.S. to install or service equipment pursuant to a contract of sale or to provide after sales service
- U.S. companies to bring foreign business consultants for training or expert advice
- U.S. universities to bring foreign guest speakers or lecturers
B-2 Visa is Suitable For:
- Tourists on a pleasure trip to the U.S.
- People visiting friends and relatives in the U.S.
- People coming to the U.S. for medical treatment
- Foreign nationals coming to the U.S. to marry a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder, upon establishing to the consular official and the INS that after the marriage, they will depart from the U.S., even though intending ultimately to immigrate
- Amateur athletes, musicians etc. who participate in their respective activities in the U.S. without remuneration
- People coming to participate in the conventions of social organizations
- Dependents of alien members of the U.S. armed forces temporarily assigned duty in the U.S.
- Dependents of crewmembers (D visa holders) or B-1 visa holders solely to accompany the principal foreign national
- Dependents of nonimmigrant for whom no derivative classification is available. For example, the elderly parent of an E visa holder
- Persons to enter the U.S. to apply for special naturalization benefits on the basis of U.S. military service
- Persons seeking a change to another visa status if they so advise the U.S. Consulate, and if the consulate is fully appraised of the circumstances
- U.S. citizens, green card holders and nonimmigrant visa holders to invite their friends and relatives to the U.S.