B1 Visa (Tourist) & B2 Visa (Business Visa)
The B1 and B2 non-immigrant category is classified as B-1 for business visitors and B-2 for tourism visitors.
To be eligible for a visitor visa, you would need
i)To demonstrate a purpose for your stay in the US,
ii) Prove that your stay will be temporary.
Anyone seeking admission to the US to visit potential schools should express that they are a prospective student when they apply for the visa so that they may change status to F-1 in the US. If this intent is not expressed, a change of status is likely to be rejected.
Process of Obtaining a B1 Visa/B2 visa
Premium processing, in which the application will be processed within 15 calendar days, is not available in B-1 or B-2 applications. The processing time varies. USCIS provides a wait-time schedule. If an initial visa is sought, the consulate can schedule an appointment for you in short order.
Advantages and Limitations of a B1 Visa/B2 Visa
The B visa can be obtained more quickly at consulates or embassies than any other visa, and are multipurpose. You can eventually get a 10-year B1/B2 visa, instead of a 6 month visa. The department of state instructs consular officers to give applicants the maximum amount of time possible based on reciprocity.
Iranian B Visa Immigration Lawyer Can Assist You
Applying for Green Card while on a B Visa
It is possible, but of course, you must have had the intent not to immigrate at the time of admission. This is a complicated issue, and varies depending on various circumstances. If an individual is seeking to apply for adjustment of status after admission on a B1 Visa/B2 visa, it is important to seek guidance from an attorney to assess the risks and determine situations where it is safe to apply. As a general rule of thumb, a visitor should not do anything inconsistent with non-immigrant intent within 60 days as this creates a rebuttable presumption of fraud at the time of admission, and most certainly not less than 30 days since that creates a presumption of fraud.
Contact Our Iranian B Visa Immigration Lawyer:
To discuss B visas and other alternatives with an experienced California immigration lawyer from Aria Law Group, feel free to contact us by email or call us at (650) 391-9630.