Visitor Visa Attorney in Los Angeles

U.S. Visa Application and U.S. Passport
U.S. Visa Application and U.S. Passport

If you’re considering a visit to the U.S. to see family, travel, or conduct business, it’s essential to understand the requirements for a U.S. visitor’s visa. While some individuals from specific countries might not need a visitor’s visa due to the Visa Waiver Program, others should apply through their local U.S. embassy or consulate.

For personalized guidance on visitor visas and to determine your eligibility, contact us at Hanlon Law Group.

B-1 Visitor Visa for Business

The B visa category caters to foreign nationals intending to visit the U.S. temporarily for business or leisure. If your visit revolves around business activities, the B-1 business visitor visa is the right choice. Typical activities under this visa include:

  • Negotiating and finalizing contracts
  • Engaging with business associates
  • Attending specific professional or business events
  • Managing estate matters

To secure the B-1 visa, applicants should present a letter from their employer verifying employment. This letter should detail the travel’s purpose and the duration needed to achieve the visit’s objectives.

B-2 Visitor Visa for Leisure

For those looking to explore the U.S. for non-business reasons, the B-2 visa is the go-to option. This visa covers activities such as:

  • Visiting family and acquaintances
  • Recreational travel
  • Undergoing medical procedures
  • Engaging in fraternal, social, or service events
  • Participating as an amateur in music, sports, or other performances without compensation

Proving Eligibility for a Visitor’s Visa

Securing a visitor’s visa requires applicants to demonstrate specific criteria to the consular officer, including:

  • The trip’s intent, be it leisure or business
  • A commitment to leave the U.S. once the visa expires
  • Financial capability to fund the trip and associated expenses
  • Maintaining permanent residence in their native country

While there’s no fixed set of documents to prove these points, supportive documents like business letters, invitations from U.S. residents, travel itineraries, or medical appointment confirmations can be beneficial. Additionally, showcasing ties to one’s home country, such as property, employment, or family commitments, can be persuasive.

Understanding the Visa Waiver Program

Some foreign nationals might be eligible to enter the U.S. for leisure without a visa if their visit doesn’t exceed 90 days, thanks to the Visa Waiver Program. Currently, 27 countries participate in this program. However, those entering under this scheme cannot change their nonimmigrant status, extend their stay, or challenge deportation orders.

Consult with an Immigration Expert

If you have queries about the visitor visa process, don’t hesitate to reach out to Hanlon Law Group. Our knowledgeable immigration expert is here to clarify the requirements and assist you throughout the application process. For immediate assistance, call us at 866-227-5527.




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