There are two types of nonimmigrant visas available for people
who want to visit the United States.
Visitor for business (B-1)
Visitor for pleasure (B-2)
The B-1 visa is for individuals who wish to visit the United States
temporarily for business purposes, (e.g. conferences)
or for medical treatment,
or to accompany a family member who is requires medical treatment.
The B-2 visa is for individuals who wish to visit the United States temporarily
or to visit family or friends.
If you are planning to visit the United States,
you should be prepared to demonstrate the following:
Your visit will be temporary
You will depart at the end of your authorized stay or any extension granted
You are in possession of a valid passport
You maintain a foreign residence that you have no intention of abandoning
You are able to support yourself financially while in the United States
You are admissible to the United States or have obtained a waiver for any ground of inadmissibility.
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Fresno Immigration Attorney
Generally, if you want to visit the United States
you must first obtain a nonimmigrant visitor visa.
Travelers from certain countries may be exempt from this requirement.
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If you want to travel to the United States for reasons other than business or pleasure, you must apply
for a visa in the appropriate category. This includes if you want to study, work as a crew member or
journalist, etc., You can get help determining which visa you need by selecting the appropriate
categories in the “Where to Start” menu on our home page
Passing through a U.S. Port of Entry
You should be aware that a visa does not guarantee admission into the United States. may deny your
admission, and also limit the period of time you are authorized to remain in the United States.
For more information about the requirements for visiting
the United States, For More Information,
Fresno Immigration Attorney Phillip Kim