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Nonimmigrant Visa

B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa, Explained

Processing Time: 3-6 months

Cost: $160

B-1 BUSINESS VISITOR 

  • What is a B-1 business visa?
  • What are the requirements for B-1 Visa?
  • Who is eligible for B-1 visa?
  • How much does the B-1 visa cost?
  • How long is the B-1 Visa valid?
  • How can you get B-1 Visa extension?
  • What is the difference between a B-1 and B-2 visa?

What is a B-1 Visa?

A B-1 'Visitor for Business' visa allows business travelers to enter the United States. These visas are usually given as a combination of a B-1 business visit visa and a B-2 'Visitor for Pleasure' (i.e. tourist) visa. As a result of this approach, an old B-1/B-2 visa that was originally given for a tourist trip may be valid for a scheduled business trip

What are the requirements for a B-1 visa?

The B-1 visa requirements are straightforward and less stringent than those for other US visas, and they include the following:

The applicant's visit to the United States is temporary (limited in duration) and related to business.

  • The applicant can establish that they have sufficient funds to maintain themselves while traveling in the United States by submitting evidence.

  • The applicant can show proof of a domicile outside of the United States, as well as other important ties to their foreign country, which they intend to return to after their approved stay is up.

 

 

Who is eligible for B-1 visa?

 

As a business traveler in the United States, you may:

  • Negotiations should be conducted

  • Solicit investment or sales

  • Discuss any anticipated purchases or investments

  • Make purchases or investments.

  • Attend meetings and actively participate in them

  • Personnel should be interviewed and hired

  • Carry out research

  • A passport that is valid for six months beyond the date of return is required.

  • A recent digital photograph that satisfies these criteria

  • If relevant, documentation of the last five journeys to the United States.

  • Proof of sufficient finances to pay the entire trip's cost, including travel, lodging, and living expenses.

  • Evidence of strong ties to their own nation, such as a career, a home, or family.

  • How much does the B-1 visa cost?
A B-1 visa requires a $160 filing fee from the government. This does not cover the expense of obtaining passport photos or gathering documents and documentation.
you can ask us if you have any questions about fees.
  • How long is the B-1 Visa valid?
A B-1/B-2 visa, like other non-immigrant visas, has a validity period (from one month to ten years), allows for one, two, three, or multiple entries into the United States, and elicits a period of stay (maximum six months) recorded on the individual's form I-94 by the Customs and Border Protection officer at the port of entry.
  • What is the difference between a B-1 and B-2 visa?
Both the B-1 and B-2 visas are visitor visas that allow you to visit the United States for a certain time. The B-1 visa, on the other hand, is typically utilized by foreign nationals who wish to visit the United States for business purposes. The B-2 visa, on the other hand, can be utilized for a variety of reasons, including visiting relatives or friends, tourism and vacations, enrollment in short-term education courses, and medical treatment.
What is B-1 B-2 Visa length of stay?
B1 B2 visas are valid for six months and can be renewed once more for another six months. USCIS typically takes 60–90 days to process a B2 visa application after receiving the DS-160 form.

B-2 TOURIST VISA

  • What is a B-2 tourist visa?
  • What are the requirements for B-2 Visa?
  • Who is eligible for B-2 visa?
  • How much does the B-2 visa cost?
  • How long is the B-2 Visa valid?
  • How can you get B-2 Visa extension?
  • What is the difference between a B-1 and B-2 visa?

What is a B-2 Tourist visa?

As a citizen of a foreign country if you wish to enter the United States you must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for a temporary stay, or an immigrant visa. Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), for tourism (visa category B-2), or for a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2)

What are the requirements for B-2 Visa?
 

To qualify for the B2 travel visa, you must prove that:

 

  • The purpose of your trip to U.S.A.

  • You have a permanent address in your home country that you do not intend to leave.


  • You have a strong connection to your native country, whether it's through property, relatives, or a long-term work.

  • You are not traveling to the United States to perform services or conduct business largely for the benefit of a U.S. employer.

  • You have the financial means to cover the cost of the trip, including all travel, lodging, and living expenses while in the United States. If you don't have enough money to pay for the trip, a sponsor must give proof that he or she will help you out.

Who is eligible for B-2 visa?

  • Tourists on vacation in the United States

  • Visitors to the United States to see friends and relatives

  • People seeking medical treatment in the United States

  • Foreign nationals who come to the United States to marry a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder must prove to the consular official and the USCIS that they will leave the country after the marriage, even if they intend to immigrate later.

  • Amateur athletes, musicians, and others who engage in their respective activities in the United States without receiving remuneration

  • People who have come to attend social organization conventions

  • Dependents of alien members of the United States armed forces who are temporarily stationed in the United States.

  • Dependents of crewmembers (D visa holders) or B1 visa holders who are only accompanying the main foreign national

  • Dependents of non-immigrants for whom there is no derivative classification. For example, an E visa holder's elderly parent

  • Persons planning to enter the United States can petition for specific naturalization privileges based on their military service in the United States.

  • U.S. citizens, green card holders, and nonimmigrant visa holders may invite their friends and relatives to visit the United States if they notify the U.S. Consulate and the consulate is fully apprised of the circumstances.

 

Do you want to apply for a B1/B2 visa? We can help you with the procedure.