Archive for the ‘B-1 Visa (Business Visit)’ Category

The United States and China To Extend Visas for Short-term Business Travelers, Tourists, and Students

11/11/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

The Department of State recently announced that it has extended visa validity periods for Chinese citizens visiting the U.S. under certain visa classifications. Chinese applicants for a B-category non-immigrant visa may now be issued multiple-entry visas for up to 10 years for business and travel. Qualified Chinese students and exchange visitors who qualify for F, [...]Read More >

The Admissibility Review Office (ARO) Seeks to Implement Impractical/ Unworkable Policy for Those Canadian’s Requiring I-192 Waivers

9/26/2012 Written by SRW Lawyers

Until recently, Canadians with approved I-192 waivers for business (B-1) or pleasure (B-2) could also use these waivers to enter the United States for other non-immigrant purposes (TN, L-1, H-1B, O-1, F-1, J-1, etc.). Recently however, the Admissibility Review Office (ARO), which adjudicates these types of waiver applications, is seeking to require that Canadian applicants [...]Read More >

Senator Asks for Investigation of B-1 Visa Program

5/3/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has asked the Departments of State and Homeland Security to investigate the B-1 visa program and its use by employers “to recruit foreign workers who are then not subject to the cap and the prevailing wage requirements of the H-1B program.” In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and [...]Read More >

DHS, DOS Establish Annotated B-1 Visa for Foreign Maritime Workers Applying for ID Program

3/23/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

The Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and State (DOS) have announced the creation of an annotated version of the B-1 visa that will make foreign maritime workers eligible to apply for a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). The TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric identification card that maritime workers must obtain to gain unrestricted access to [...]Read More >

Immigration Options through the Eyes of a Canadian Company—“The Business Visitor”

4/17/2009 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

By: Andrew M. Wilson   I. Introduction Securing order from major U.S. company—$15,000 in marketing and man hours Potential revenue generated from new U.S. customer—$500,000 Reserving air flights and hotel for meetings to finalize deal—$2,000 Accolades and promised promotion for landing new U.S. customer—Priceless Getting denied admission by U.S. immigration and losing deal—Disastrous The events [...]Read More >