B-1 B-2 Tourist

Services B-1 B-2 visa

Generally, an individual from a foreign country must obtain a B-1, B-2, or a B-1/B-2 combination visa before an intended visit into the United States. The distinction between a B-1 and B-2 is the purpose of the trip. If one intends to enter to conduct business then one is required to obtain a B-1, while if one seeks entry for vacation or tourism, a B-2 would be more appropriate. A combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2) is, therefore, the most common application. B-1 and/or B-2 visas are considered nonimmigrant; therefore, the focus of your application shall show your connections to your country, the specific purpose of your visit, and a clear intention to return to your home country at the end of the stay.


Under U.S. law, a consular officer has the authority to determine if you qualify for a visa. But it is your job to show the U.S. government that you meet the requirements and are therefore eligible for a B-1 and/or B-2 visa. You do not have to prepare for this process alone, our experienced immigration attorneys can assist you.

The following are the basic requirements to successfully obtain a visa.
Connections to your home country
Foreign residence (i.e. ownership, lease, etc.)
Foreign business(es)
Family (i.e. elder parent(s) one takes care off)
Specific purpose for visit
Specific activities planned
Business related activities (i.e. conference(s), meetings, etc.)
Adequate financial support to travel
Intent to return to home country
Return travel tickets