Los Angeles B-1 Business Visas Attorney

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B-1 business visas are non-immigrant visas granted to individuals who are coming to the U.S. for a short period of time to conduct certain business-related activities that do not include working for payment from a U.S. company or source. In general, B-1 business visas are granted to individuals who plan to do any of the following in the U.S.: 

  • Meet and consult with colleagues or associates
  • Attend or speak at a professional, scientific and/or educational conference, meeting and/or convention for a specific period of time (i.e., the conference, meeting or convention must have a set date)
  • Conduct professional or scientific research
  • Work out a settlement for an estate
  • Negotiate a contract
  • Survey sites for setting up a business
  • Receive some type of short-term professional or vocational training.

While people who are seeking a B-1 business visa should apply for this visa as early as possible, in general, the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) recommends that individuals apply for these visas:

  • At least 60 days before the planned date of travel
  • At least 90 days before the planned travel date if the individual is coming to the U.S. to attend a scientific conference and/or the applicant has a scientific professional background.

Unlike with many other types of visas, B-1 business visas:

  • Are not capped by the USCIS
  • Do not have a dependent visa category; as a result, it’s not recommended that individuals take their families to the U.S. on these types of visas (as it is not generally appropriate to bring one’s family to business meetings or other business activities).

How to Get a B-1 Business Visa Application Started

In order to get the process of obtaining business visas started, applicants will have to file a Form I-94 with the USCIS. Because this form, as well as the process associated with obtaining a B-1 business visa, is usually very involved and complicated, applicants should work with an experienced immigration lawyer for the best chances of expediting the visa approval process.

The Los Angeles, California Immigration Lawyers at the Hanlon Law Group

At the Hanlon Law Group, P.C., our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have more than 15 years of experience successfully representing clients in various types of immigration cases, including those that involve the most basic immigration applications to those associated with extremely complicated federal court litigation. Our firm offers state-of-the art technology to deliver these services efficiently while also providing each of our clients with old-fashioned personal service. That means you can count on your case progressing as quickly as possible while feeling confident that your Hanlon Law Group lawyer will answer your questions quickly, clearly and honestly.

To learn more about our citizenship, immigration and deportation defense services contact our Los Angeles immigration attorneys today by calling (626) 765-4641 or (866) 489-7612 or by emailing us using the form at the upper right-hand side of the screen. From our office in Pasadena, we serve clients throughout the Los Angeles area, across the state of California and from around the world.

We offer free, confidential initial consultations to provide potential clients with expert advice regarding their immigration law needs. Additionally, we are able to provide immigration legal services in various languages, including in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog and Fukienese.




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Contact the Experienced Los Angeles Immigration Lawyers at Hanlon Law Group, P.C.

A trusted Los Angeles immigration attorney at Hanlon Law Group, P.C. is waiting to speak to you, find out more about your immigration needs and explain your options. Having handled countless professional visa applications for foreign professionals and U.S. employers, our lawyers have the experience and insight you can count on for exceptional service and representation.

Our experience, skills and dedication to our clients are backed by the following, which all of our clients can expect to receive:

Free & Confidential Initial Consultations

You don’t have to pay us anything to discover more about how we can help you and what you need to do to resolve your employment-based immigration needs.

Continuity of legal representation

One of our attorneys will oversee your case from start to finish. This can provide peace of mind that your case will not be passed off to a non-lawyer associate, or to someone who is not intimately familiar with your case.

State-Of-The-Art Case Management Technology

Our cutting-edge system facilitates the visa petition process, while providing clients with real-time case information about the status of their petition, PERM certifications, etc.

Personal Attention From Lawyers & Staff

We take pride in providing old-fashioned, personal service and promptly responding to our clients’ inquiries and immigration needs whenever they arise.

Flexible payment options

We accept all major credit cards. Payment plans may also be available.

Multilingual Immigration Services

We provide immigration services in various languages, including (but not necessarily limited to) Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog, and Fukienese.

Call (866) 227-5527 or email us via the contact form to learn more about our experience and services, as well as how we can help you.

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