If you are planning on traveling temporarily to the United States for leisure or to participate in business activities of a commercial or professional nature, you will most likely need a B-1/B-2 visa. Permissible business activities under a B-1 temporary business visitor visa include consulting with business associates, traveling for a convention or conference, negotiating a deal, or participating in short-term training.
Foreign nationals from certain countries may travel to the United States temporarily for leisure or business without first acquiring a visa under the Visa Waiver Program.
Likewise, if you are planning to study temporarily in the United States, you will need to first acquire a student visa before commencing your studies in the program.
Our staff at Hans Burgos, P.A. has helped many intending students and visitors in acquiring their necessary travel documents to enter the United States legally.
Extending or Changing Your Status in the United States
If you have entered the United States with a non-immigrant visa and are currently in lawful status, you are eligible to extend your status or change your status from one nonimmigrant classification to another nonimmigrant classification. At Hans Burgos, P.A., we can guide you through this nuanced process to ensure that you remain in lawful status and successfully extend or change your nonimmigrant classification.
Waivers for Past Immigration Violations
If you are a foreign national who has stayed in the U.S. who has committed a U.S. immigration violation, you may need an immigration waiver to seek admission into the United States or any other immigration benefit before a U.S. administrative agency. Common immigration violations include staying beyond the expiration of your visa, entering the United States without inspection, working in the United States without valid employment authorization, or being convicted of certain crimes. Likewise, if you have been ordered removed or deported from the United States, you may need an immigration waiver to re-enter the country legally. Hans Burgos, P.A. prides itself on successfully obtaining waivers for our clients with past immigration violations who presently wish to temporarily visit or permanently reside in the United States.