Temporary Visitors for Business or Pleasure

This category includes any alien, other than one in the student, temporary worker, or foreign information media categories,having a residence in a foreign country, which he has no intention of abandoning and who is visiting the United States temporarily for business or temporarily for pleasure.

There are three elements in the statutory formula: an unabandoned residence in a foreign country, a temporary visit, and a mission for business or pleasure.

A visitor who does not meet these standards will be classified as an immi grant, and will have to meet the requirements prescribed for
immigrant status.2 Classification symbols for nonimmi grants admitted under this section are: B-l, temporary visitor for business; B-2 temporary visitor for pleasure. Persons seeking to enter the United States improperly often have sought and sometimes have achieved admittance under the guise of visitors.

Therefore the consular and the immigration officers are alert to determine whether the purported visit is bona fide. Obviously, their determinations involve discretion and judgment, based on the surrounding circumstances.3 However, the administrative officials can not deny temporary entry on the basis of speculations and
imputations, unsupported by substantial evidence.

The Attorneys
  • Francisco Hernandez
  • Daniel Hernandez
  • Phillip Hall
  • Rocio Martinez