Business and Working Visas
A key area of our practice is US business and corporate immigration visa strategizing. With a focus on assisting business owners, entrepreneurs, organizations obtain both temporary employment visas and permanent residence cards.
Frequently Asked Questions about US Business Visas
A US Business visa (B1 visa) is used for legitimate temporary business purposes to the United States and includes but is not limited to things such as: participating in scientific, educational, professional or business conventions, take part in exhibitions, installing servicing or repairing commercial or industrial equipment or machinery sold in your home country to a buyer in the US. Speak to one of our lawyers to discuss the reasons why you are traveling to the US for business purposes.
We work with our clients in reviewing their support documents, filing documents with the consulate online and drafting a legal argument as to why our client qualifies. After our clients are prepped for their mock or practice consulate interview (we go through possible questions an officer will ask on the day of the interview) and attend their consulate interview. The interviewing officer will advise you on the day of your business visa whether they have approved or denied your visa, it is same day adjudication.
You must apply for a business visa through a US Consulate/Embassy. You file forms online with the Department of State (DOS). You schedule your interview with the consulate. You must attend an in-person interview at the US Consulate/Embassy. A consular officer will review documents to support your business visa application, along with the forms filed online, and ask you a series of questions about why you are requesting a business visa. For example, if you have a business meeting in the US you wish to attend the officer will ask you questions about this meeting such as where is taking place, what will be discussed, who will attend, are you being paid to attend the meeting, who is paying for your flight; expect to be asked detailed questions about the consulate officer.
You can re-apply immediately after your visa was rejected; there are no time constraints on when you can re-apply. However, we would recommend you speak to an attorney to understand why your case was refused and to assist you further with evidence to bring on the day of your interview and how to strengthen your case the next time you go to the interview. Don’t keep going back to the consulate if an officer refuses to grant you a visa. We had a client who had four denials before they realized they needed professional legal help. After a detailed discussion with our attorney, we restructured their case, worked on the support evidence to convince the officer they did qualify for the visa and we did get approval for our client.
This depends on what you were arrested or convicted for and how long ago it happened. Click here to read our dedicated past arrest/conviction FAQ page so that you can understand how we can help you overcome any hurdles that past arrests and/or convictions may pose to your US Immigration plans.
You can re-apply immediately after your visa was rejected; there are no time constraints on when you can re-apply. However, we would recommend you speak to an attorney to understand why your previous case was rejected and assist you further with what evidence to bring on the day of your interview and how to strengthen your case the next time you go to the interview.
Click one of the visas listed below for more detailed information:
Work & Training Visas
Practical guidance, detailed visa planning for US working visas and training visa options.
Business & Tourism Visas
Personalized options for developing businesses and much more.
Visa options for professionals in science, arts, education, business or athletics.
L-1A, L-1B &
L2 Dependent Visas
An L-1 visa allows foreign workers (Managers/Executives/Specialized knowledge skill), to transfer from the foreign Co. and work in the U.S. company temporarily.
Persons of Extraordinary ability means a level of expertise indicating that the individual is part of that small percentage that has risen to the very top of the field of endeavor.
All Other Working, Training & Educational Visas
Additional work, study, training visa options.