B Visa

A B visa is granted to foreign citizens seeking entry for a temporary period. B-1 visas are granted for business purposes and B-2 visas are granted for tourism or other non-business purposes. In practice, the visas are typically combined to a B1/B2 visa.


B Visa

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A B visa is granted to foreign citizens seeking entry for a temporary period. B-1 visas are granted for business purposes and B-2 visas are granted for tourism or other non-business purposes. In practice, the visas are typically combined to a B1/B2 visa.

B visas are typically granted for a 3-6 month stay and allows for either one or multiple entries into the United States. They can be extended for another 6 months.


B Visa Uses

The B visa can be used to:

  • negotiate or sign contracts
  • purchase supplies or materials
  • hold business meetings
  • settle an estate
  • sit for an exam held in the United States
  • perform certain professional services
  • travel within the U.S.
  • visit family or friends
  • participate in activities of a fraternal, social, or service nature
  • obtain medical treatment

B Visa Application Steps

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