A qualified and experienced immigration attorney may help any individual obtain a business visa to the United States. Depending on the situation, the type of visa will differ. The following is a list of the most common nonimmigrant U.S. business visas:
- B-1 Visas for Business Visitors;
- sE-1 Visas for Treaty Traders;
- E-2 Visas for Treaty Investors;
- H1-B Visas are for “Specialty Occupation” Employees or individuals who hold college degrees.
The B-1 visa is probably the most common work visa in the country. This type of visa is in the nonimmigrant category and is intended for those in the U.S. for a definite and specific activity. B-1 Visas are primarily for business visitors who must be in the U.S. for business activities that are a “necessary incident” to business abroad.
This covers a wide range of activities such as attending meetings, consulting with associates, engaging in negotiations, taking orders for goods produced and located outside the United States, researching options for opening a business in the United States, attending a scientific, educational, professional or business conference or convention on specific dates; settling an estate; negotiating a contract; or participating in short-term training.
sE-1 Visas for “treaty traders” are for individuals who are coming to the United States to engage in substantial trade, including trade in services or technology, in qualifying activities, principally between the United States and the treaty country; or coming to the United States to develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which a substantial amount of capital has been invested.
E-2 Visas are for “treaty investors” coming to the United States to engage in substantial trade, including trade in services or technology, in qualifying activities, principally between the United States and the treaty country; or coming to the United States to develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which a substantial amount of capital has been invested.
H1-B Visas are for “Specialty Occupation” Employees or individuals who hold college degrees. The 1B is typically referred to as the specialty occupation visa. The job itself must reflect the position requiring the use of the college degree. Thus, driving for Uber with a mechanical engineering degree will not qualify an individual for a H-1B visa. There are a limited number of H-1B Visas issued annually and they are usually gone in the first week that application window opens, which is the week of April 1.
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