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B-1 VISA Temporary Visitor for Business

This class includes temporary visitors for business. Duration may be up to one year initially, but usually less. Up to six month extension may be granted. Most aliens come to the US as visitors. These visitors are further classified as vistors for pleasure or visitors for business.

Visitors of business are allowed a range of activities. The visitor for business needs to prove the intension to return to a home abroad and to not have immigrant intent. Needs to establish sufficient financial resources and the intention not to engage in prohibited activies such as work for pay for an employer in the US

The status is appropriate for legitimate activities of a commercial or professional nature. The Alien should be paid from a source abroad for services primarily benefiting a foreign employer.

1. 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 (a)(15)(B).
[ INA Sec. 101 ]

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