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Amy Richards

B1 Visa + Work

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Hello,

I would like to know what it means that "...B-1 Business Visitor Visa are not allowed to work or receive any kind of payment while staying in the United States".

Well, I certainly understand that you are not allowed to be employed or earn any money, which is coming from someone in the U.S. What about writing a travel guide and selling it to someone in your home country and they transfer the money to a bank account in your home country? This is just an example, I hope you know what kind of work I mean.

Sincerely,

Amy

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Indonesia
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I would think that would be alright :)

It's not a case where you would be taking employment opportunity away from a citizen or LPR..


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Indonesia
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the attached pdf hasa little more info on the B-1 visa from the US department of state.

B-1 Business visa.pdf


AOS 05/08/10 - sent05/14/10 - receipt date on NOAs - transferred to National Benefits Center06/14/10 - Biometrics Done - Lawrence, MA (original appt)07/26/10 - Interview - APPROVED!!07/30/10 - Welcome letter rec'd (notice date: 07/26)08/05/10 - Green Card (&EAD) Received! - 2 months and 28 days total!ROC 04/28/12 - ROC package sent05/03/12 - check cashed05/04/12 - NOA1 received - dated 05/01/1206/07/12 - Biometrics done02/07/13 - Approved (status update via text msg)02/14/13 - Ten year Green card receivedNaturalization07/26/13 - eligible (90 day window opened 4/27/13)02/24/14 - N-400 sent to Dallas03/04/14 - Check cashed & case accepted (update via txt & email)03/10/14 - Biometrics appt letter rec'd (scheduled for 03/28/13)03/28/14 - Biometrics done04/01/14 - In line for interview 04/03/14 - Case status change to scheduled for interview04/10/14 - interview letter rec'd 5/13/14 - interview 6/3/14 - in line for oath 6/30/14 - Scheduled for oath

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Filed: Other Country: France
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the attached pdf hasa little more info on the B-1 visa from the US department of state.

It seems like you can legally do whatever you want to do unless you receive "no payment or income from a U.S. based company/entity". Still, I am not quite sure whether this is really true because it would be an easy way to earn money...? Any ideas regarding this question?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Amy - I think you are missing the point, while you are on B1 in US, you told the embassy your intention was to attend a business meeting or you were visiting some exhibition for business opportunity ... etc.

You are not allowed to work for any US employer in US, while you are on B1 visa - plain and simple.

Your company can pay for your food and lodgeing while you are in US as per diem but thats it. Also each city in the country have limit of maximum per diem you can get in that city.

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B1 and B2 are both visitors' visa.

The B2 visits the US for pleasure, to have a vacation. The B1 visits the US to attend a business meeting, visit a factory, or buy merchandise for his company which will be shipped overseas.

Writing a travel guide might be in a gray zone; writing an article for a magazine REQUIRES a total different visa: the I-Visa, and just lately a British journalist has been grilled in secondary inspection, then detained, and finally sent back on a plane for trying to enter the US with a B1/B2 instead.


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