Business Immigration Attorneys Serving West Palm Beach
Non-Immigrant Business Visas
Many people enter the United States by way of a B-1 business visa. This type of non-immigrant temporary visa allows an individual to remain in the U.S. for business, education, and other work-related travel. Business visitors, teachers, journalists, and religious workers are just a few of the types of people that can benefit from business visas.
In order to qualify for a B-1 visa, and individual must demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:
- They plan to remain in the U.S. for a limited and specific time period
- The purpose of their trip is legitimate in nature
- They must have sufficient funds to cover the cost of their travel and accommodations
- They must have a permanent residence and other binding ties outside of the U.S. that will guarantee their return at the conclusion of their stay
- There must not be any reason why they are not admissible to the U.S.
- Their stay cannot exceed 6 months for their initial visit, and an extension of stay cannot exceed 12 months
Types of Immigrant Business Visas
Immigrant business visas are granted to individuals on a priority basis. There are 5 priority levels of business visas that allow immigrants permanent residency in the United States:
- B-1 visas are reserved for individuals demonstrating extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, business, education, or athletics. These typically include outstanding researchers, professors, and multinational executives.
- B-2 visas are available for professionals with advanced college degrees or for those with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, and business.
- B-3 visas are available for workers, skilled workers, and professionals.
- B-4 visas are granted to certain special types of immigrants including religious workers, retired employees of international organizations and their families, alien minors that are wards of U.S. courts, and others.
- B-5 visas are reserved for business investors whose investments of between $500,000 and $1M create jobs for 10 or more U.S. workers
Contact a Business Immigration Attorney at Pozo Goldstein, LLP
The U.S. government only makes 140,000 business visas available to aliens each year. Since there are so many different types of visas and an abundance of forms and documentation necessary for an application, it can easily become overwhelming without the help of someone who is familiar with the process. An immigration attorney can help you file your application and ensure that all of your paperwork is in order. Our team includes a former Miami-Dade County judge and former immigration prosecutors, so we understand the complexities of immigration law.
Schedule your free, in-office case evaluation with us today to learn more about how we can help your case.