The B-1/B-2 visitor visa is for people traveling to the United States temporarily for business (B-1) or for pleasure or medical treatment (B-2). Generally, the B-1 visa is for travelers consulting with business associates, attending scientific, educational, professional or business conventions/conferences, settling an estate or negotiating contracts. The B-2 visa is for travel that is recreational in nature, including tourism, visits with friends or relatives, medical treatment and activities of a fraternal, social or service nature. Often, the B-1 and B-2 visas are combined and issued as one visa: the B-1/B-2.
If applicant apply for a B-1/B-2 visa, applicant must demonstrate to a consular
officer that applicant qualify for a U.S. visa in accordance with the U.S.
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Section 214(b) of the INA
presumes that every B-1/B-2 applicant is an intending immigrant.
must overcome this legal presumption by showing:
That the purpose of applicant trip to the United States is for a temporary visit, such as business, pleasure, or medical treatment
That applicant plan to remain in the United States for a specific, limited period of time
Evidence of funds to cover your expenses while in the United States
That applicant have a residence outside the United States, as well as other binding social or economic ties, that will ensure your return abroad at the end of your visit
Personal or domestic employees and crew members working aboard vessels within the Outer Continental Shelf may qualify for B-1 visas under certain circumstances.
Some foreign nationals may be ineligible for visas according to The Immigration and Nationality Act. Applicant can read more about The Immigration and Nationality Act and visa ineligibility here.
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