Learn How to Get a United States Visitor Visa
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Different Ways to Visit the United States on a Visitor Visa
The B-1 Business Visa is approved for business visitors who wish to enter the United States for a temporary period of time to engage in valid business activities, such as meetings, conferences, negotiating contracts and consultations. B-1 visa holders are not authorized or allowed to work in the United States and may not be compensated from a U.S. source. Individuals, who are interested to work in the U.S., should check on other options available for a work visa, such as an H-1B, TN or L-1 visa.
The B-2 Tourist Visa is also known as the visitor visa. The B-2 Visitor Visa is approved for individuals who wish to enter United States for a temporary period for pleasure, travel to visit family, friends, engage in tourist activities or receive medical treatment. The B-2 Visitor Visa can also pertain to individuals who will accompany a spouse or partner who enters the United States on another visa status.
The J-1 exchange visa is for cultural exchange purposes between the visa applicant and the United States. The J-1 exchange visitor visa is appropriate for individuals who wish to participate on a temporary basis in certain programs as a teacher, professor or research scholar, short-term scholar, trainee or intern, secondary school teacher, college or university student; nonacademic specialist; foreign physician; camp counselor; au pair; or summer student in a travel/work program.
The H-2B Temporary Work Visa is for individuals who wish to enter the United States for work authorization in the unskilled labor category on a temporary basis. H-2B visa is appropriate for individuals who would like to come to the United States for temporary or seasonal work.
Other forms you may need:
Individuals who may have lost their Form I-797 Approval Notice or who may have never received their approval notice from USCIS will be required to file Duplicate Approval Notice Form I-824 application to have it replaced.
Individuals who may have lost their arrival and departure record, which they received when entering the United States, will be required to file Form I-102 to replace their I-94 Card.
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