Temporary (Non-Immigrant) Visa Attorney in Boston

Giselle M. Rodriguez is a Boston immigration lawyer in Jamaica Plain who helps clients with the full range of immigration challenges, including VAWA. She is bilingual (English & Spanish). Contact Giselle for a free consultation today, or read on to learn more.

Temporary (non-immigrant) visas are merely that – just temporary.

A temporary visa in and of itself does not create a pathway to neither legal permanent residency or U.S citizenship. Nevertheless, temporary visas serve many purposes such as for work, study, or visits to the United States.

Below please find a list and a brief description of the most common types of temporary visas:

  • B-1 Visa: Temporary Visa for Business Visitor –
    • What activities do I need to participate in to qualify for the B-1 visa?
      • Short or limited durational business training of professional, educational, or scientific nature
      • Contract and estate negotiation activities
      • And more…
  • What requirements do I have to meet?
    • Trip must be of specific duration
    • Proof of legitimacy of visit
    • Proof demonstrating zero intention of abandoning your residence abroad in an attempt to remain in the U.S.
  • B-2 Visa (Tourist Visa): Temporary Visitor for Pleasure, Visiting, or Tourism
    • What activities do I need to participate in to qualify for the B-1 visa?
      • Social and recreational event attendance
      • Amateur entertainment activities
      • Medical treatment
      • And more…
  • What requirements do I have to meet?
    • Trip must be of specific duration
    • Proof of legitimacy of visit
    • Proof demonstrating zero intention of abandoning your residence abroad in an attempt to remain in the U.S.
  • F-1 Visa: Student Visa –
    • What activities do I need to participate in to qualify for the B-1 visa?
      • You must have the status of a full-time student at an academic institution or language education program which must end with the acquisition of a diploma, certificate, or degree
  • J-1 Visa: Exchange Visitor – The purpose of this type of visa is to promote cultural exchanges across multiple fields such (but not limited to) art and sciences.
    • What activities do I need to participate in to qualify for the B-1 visa?
      • You could be a student seeking to enhance your cultural literacy; you could be a research assistant; you could be a teacher or a trainee; you could also be a professional or scholar.

If you have a temporary-visa-related challenge and you are located in the Boston area, contact Giselle M. Rodriguez today to discuss your situation.

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