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Overview of B-1 and B-2 Visas — A Quick Guide. Kiritsis Law Group 212 922 0005

Apr 18, 2021

Foreign nationals outside the United States looking to visit the United States on a non-permanent basis, may be able to do, by taking advantage of the benefits offered by visa category B, in particular types B-1 and B-2. Both B-1 and B-2 are designed for persons not looking to permanently reside in the United States. What's the difference between the two B Visa category types? Although, it may sound that both categories are different terms describing the same thing, there are some minute yet potentially monumental differences. B-1 is primarily a visa tailored for those looking to visit the United States for business purposes. On the flip side, B-2 Visa seems to be tailored for persons seeking to enter the U.S. for business meetings. Two miscellaneous issues, which virtually always face B-1 and B-2 petitions are: a) Unnecessarily subject foreign sources income to U.S. federal taxation. ii) Failure to plan and/or anticipate for tax triggering event consequences in the petitioner's home country.

 

Sources:

Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)

U.S.C.I.S.

U.S. Constitution

 

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