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Differences between B-1 and B-2 Visas

B-1 and B-2 visas are issued to foreign citizens for short term or temporary entry into the United States. However, these two visas are issued for vastly different reasons, making it extremely important that you understand the differences between them before applying for a visa.

If you are looking to apply for a B-1 or B-2 visa or need help understanding which visa to apply for, seek assistance from our Austin nonimmigrant visa lawyers at the Law Office of William P. Jang, PLLC. Call 512-323-2333 to speak with a qualified and knowledgeable legal professional about your visa needs.

Types of B Visa

A B-1 visa is meant for those individuals who wish to enter the US for business. This can include contract negotiation or signing, business conventions, estate settlement, and even the inspection and purchase of potential supplies.

B-2 visas cover visitors who intend to visit the US for leisure or pleasure. A person applying for a B-2 visa usually means to visit family or friends in the US, seek professional medical treatment, or simply travel and sight-see.

Application Process

Foreign citizens applying for a B-1 or 2 visa should apply to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate of their local area. It’s important that you apply for the visa several months before you intend to be out of the country, as the process is subject to increased review. Depending on your age, an interview might be required as part of the application. It is important to have the following documents:

  • Form DS-160
  • Valid, recent passport that will not expire during visit
  • A 2×2 photo

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The application process can be complicated and confusing. Having an experienced Austin immigration lawyer from the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, help you through the application will ensure that your application is submitted in a complete and timely manner. Call us today at 512-323-2333 to discuss how we can help.

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