• Maria Cordon

B-1 visa. #Business, #Business Opportunities, #Conferences.

Updated: May 21, 2018

There are two types of visas: immigrant and non-immigrant. Non-immigrant visas are obtained outside the United States, at a consulate or embassy. An applicant inside the U.S. with a valid I-94 can request a change or extension of status. Among the most popular visas is the B-1 visa used to enter the United States for business purposes and other activities permitted by law, but not described in their entirety in this paragraph. B-1 visas in certain cases can be used to work legally, for example, domestic employees, but under very strict rules and additional requirements. There is a very famous case of a tailor who came to the United States only to take the measurements of a suit but the work and the profits were pursued abroad. On special occasions, B-1 workers may be exempt from the requirements of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 1978 (OCSLA). These are some examples of the uses that a B-1 visa can have. B-1 visa applicants must convince the consul, among other things, that he or she applicant has sufficient resources to be able to afford the trip without working illegally in the United States and that he or she has enough ties outside the United States that he intends to leave before that his permission to be legally has expired. For example, a business visa or tourism/business visa combination can be granted for 10 years, but that does not mean that the visit or authorized time granted by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be more or less than 6 months. Proving that the applicant intends to come to negotiate and not to stay. It is only one of the obstacles in a long list. The consul may believe that the person making the request intends to immigrate to the United States. Minor applicants 21 who have citizen parents, an American spouse, or the parents of an American citizen over the age of 21, often cannot convince the consul. In certain circumstances, a lawyer can help prove the facts or correct application of the law in a case.

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