Understanding Where B1 Business Visa Becomes Inapplicable

by Alexis Watson Immigration lawyer

United States as a country has the most complex immigration regulation in place compared with other country in the world and that is because of one big reason in terms of immigrants the country attracts. Travel, employment based visa, student visa are some of the categories under which visas are always issued.B1 is just one form of visa specifically meant for business visitors. The visa is applicable for various kind of business related activities which requires short duration of stay in the country but i doesn’t includes activities which requires delivery of real lab our work or receiving of payment directly from a US entity.


The B1 visa program is though applicable to all citizens whatever be their nationality is but still there are certain special provisions for citizens from specific nations. Nations which fall under the visa waiver program may not need to apply under the B1 visa is the period of don’t exceed 90 days. There are special privileges for Indian citizens too. A special Business executive program is designed for Indian business travellers to reduce time of processing of visa and it also eases the visa application process too.


Though there is an wider coverage of all activities under this visa program so that large number of people visiting US for various business reasons can be facilitated under it but still are a number of activities which are restricted under the law so that people don’t misuse the legal shortcomings if any .While applying for B-1 Visitor for Business Visa  one should have a clear understanding of what is covered and what is not to make sure the visa application don’t get rejected. You can always take the services of an Immigration attorney so that mistakes like these don’t happen.


Some of the common legal prohibitions under which one can’t apply visa under B1 business visa program are:


a)    You can visit US to meet your existing client or pursuing new client subject to the condition that the employer you are representing is from a different nation but under B1 business visa the visitor can’t get directly involved in establishing his/her business or helping someone in their family business in US.

b)    The visit should not include participating in regular work with a US corporation like doing a job. One should look at H1, L1 etc forms of employment based visas for all these purposes.

c)    Under the B1 business visa program the visitor can’t involved into direct employment with an US based employer.

d)    The person visiting under the B1 visa program is not eligible to accept any paid or unpaid assignment under any US based person or employer.

e)    People visiting US for a shorter period of time as a person having specific acumen in sports or entertainment don’t fall under the category of business visa.

The above list is though not exhaustive but one should have a clear understanding of what is allowed and what is not. if want to do it yourself you can reach out a New York Immigration Attorney for help , A proper understanding of the guidelines ensures the chances of getting your visa application accepted at the first instance.

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