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Tag: B-1 Visas

  • Self-Employment in the U.S. Immigration System

    Someone who is self-employed is defined as someone who works for oneself as a freelancer (also known as an independent contractor) or the owner of a business rather than for an employer. There are multiple ways you can work for yourself in the United States as a nonimmigrant. To do so, you must first obtain […]
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  • Understanding After-Sales Service and ESTA Guidelines

    When it comes to international travel, understanding the rules and regulations is crucial to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey. For individuals planning to visit the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), it’s important to be aware of the guidelines regarding permissible activities. One area […]
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  • What are B Visas?

    If you are looking to come to the U.S. temporarily for business or tourism/pleasure, you must obtain a B-1 or B-2 nonimmigrant visa. B visas are also known as a “visitor” visa for individuals entering the U.S. temporarily as a nonimmigrant. Please note that Canadians are visa exempt. What is a B-1? The B-1 visa is […]
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  • B-1 Business Visitors

    The B-1 category allows individuals to enter the U.S. as business visitors. To qualify, you must prove the following: That you are entering to engage in permissible business activities; That your trip is temporary (typically six months or less); That you have sufficient funds to cover expenses; and That you have a residence and sufficient ties […]
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  • DOS Proposes Ending the “B-1 in Lieu of H” Visa Policy

    On October 21, 2020 the Department of State (DOS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on visas for temporary visitors for business or pleasure. The proposed change would amend the regulation governing the B-1 nonimmigrant visa classification, which provides temporary visas for visitors entering the U.S. for business activities that are necessary and incidental to their regular […]
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  • B-1 Visa Permissible Sales Activities

    B-1 “visitor” visas allow citizens of foreign countries to enter the United States to conduct business. The B-1 visa typically allows an initial period of stay of one to six months and may be extended up to six months depending on the business conducted.  Employees engaging in sales activities on behalf of foreign corporations may […]
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