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Where do I stand with this? (B1)

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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So here is my question:

I have a B1/B2 visa.

I have a client in the US but get paid in the UK in my bank account. Sometimes I visit the client for business meetings and to work from their office for a couple of days.

Now, if I were to stay there for say 4 months and work there (but still get paid in my UK bank account), does this violate the B1/B2 visa? Would I be allowed to temporarily stay and work there?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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A few questions. When you are usually admitted into the US on your B1B2, how long are you given?

Secondly, what reasons will you give that you must stay in the US for 4 months when previously you were not required to

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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It would depend on the type of work you do- in general, meetings are fine, work less so. Also, are you a freelancer, getting paid by the US company (problem), or do you work for a UK company and get paid by them (less of a problem)?


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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I would say not allowed. The B1 is for attending meetings, dealing with contracts, negotiating, visiting US based factories etc/ It is specifically NOT for doing productive work or working under the supervision of a US employer, which what you'll be doing if you are there for any longer than a few days. Sounds like a work visa is needed.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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