For What Purposes Is A B-2 Visa Inapplicable?

Depending on the situation, the type of visa differs. To avoid any delays to your trip to the United States, it is important to obtain the correct visa for the correct set of circumstances. An experienced immigration attorney may ensure that you obtain the correct visa for the correct situation. While a B-1 visa is normally used for business purposes, a B-2 is used for personal reasons and commonly referred to as a tourist visa. Thus, as the B-2 Visa is a non-immigrant visa for individuals entering the U.S. for pleasure or medical treatment, for what purposes is a B-2 visa specifically inapplicable?

A B-2 visa is not applicable to any of the following activities:

  • permanent residence in the United States;
  • employment;
  • paid performances, or any professional performance before a paying audience;
  • arrival as a crewmember on a ship or aircraft;
  • work as foreign press, radio, film, journalists, and other information media; and
  • study or education.

Individuals with a B-2 visa may not study or work during their stay in the United States. In certain circumstances, individuals with a tourist visa may participate in courses which are recreational and do not result in any earning of credits. The B-2 visa category does not have a corresponding visa category for dependents, thus, they must qualify based on their own qualifications for a B visa.

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