How to apply for B work visa in lieu of H1B
The B-1 visa category traditionally permits foreign individuals to enter the U.S. temporary for business related activities such as a business meeting, a conference, or network event.
The B-1 in lieu of H-1B can be a powerful tool for foreign employers who intend to send out their employee for a temporary project in the USA. If you have a business or affiliate partner in the USA and you like to send out your employee for a temporary project to the USA, you may do so if the employee meets the following criteria:
You must show a valid employment contract with the employer in your home country
- You must show that your employer is going to cover all living expenses, as well as pay the salary for the work you perform on the project;
- Prepare an itinerary and cover letter and state a length of stay (maximum six months), describe what’s the project about, state the salary/wage amount paid by the your employer;
- Show the bank statement with a sufficient amount of money to cover the expenses in the USA;
- You need to show that you do not intent to stay in the U.S. permanently. Therefore, proof of ties to your home country is necessary. For example, you may own a property, car, or have a family that stays in the home country.
- Gather necessary evidence and apply for the DS-160 at the US Embassy website.
- Schedule for the interview and pay the visa fee.
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