B-2 Visa Attorney in San Diego, California

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B-2 Visa Immigration Attorney

Are you planning to visit the United States for tourism, pleasure, or to visit family and friends with a B-2 Visa? North County Immigration is your trusted partner in San Diego, California. Our dedicated immigration lawyers are here to simplify the complex visa process, ensuring you have the best chance of success.

As experienced B-2 Visa attorneys, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with international travel. Whether you’re planning a vacation, attending social events, or seeking medical treatment in the U.S., we can assist you in obtaining the appropriate visa to achieve your travel goals.

At North County Immigration, our team of expert immigration attorneys specialize in providing tailored solutions for your specific needs. We’re committed to guiding you through the intricacies of immigration law, making the process as smooth as possible, and giving you the best chance to obtain your B-2 Visa.

With our in-depth knowledge and experience in immigration law, we’ve helped countless individuals secure their B-2 Visas. Our success is a testament to our dedication to your immigration needs.

Dedicated Tourism and Visitor Visa Legal Team Unmatched By Any Other Firm

If you need a B-2 Visitor Visa for tourism or pleasure, North County Immigration has you covered. Our vast experience and proven track record ensure that you will get the best representation you can hope for. We specialize in obtaining visas for tourists, individuals seeking medical treatment, and those visiting friends and family.

Our immigration division is led by former Wall Street Executive Daniel Robin. Mr. Robin has over 20 years of experience in the business and financial sectors, as a former analyst at Goldman Sachs, a market-maker on five national options exchanges, and a former Director of one of the largest brokerages in the world. A University of Michigan Business School graduate, he has a wide range of experience and expertise that has uniquely helped our clients successfully obtain non-immigrant visas. Leveraging his network, experience, and business acumen, Mr. Robin has provided numerous individuals with unique strategic solutions to increase viability and success with their B-2 visa applications.

Combining Mr. Robin’s business acumen with Anna Hysell’s immigration expertise and government insight, North County Immigration’s B-2 visa clients receive the highest caliber of representation. No other immigration law firm can provide such a comprehensive offering of in-house skillsets. North County Immigration’s success rate with B-2 visas speaks for itself.

What is a B-2 Visa?

A B-2 Visa is a non-immigrant visa issued by the United States for individuals wishing to enter the country for tourism, pleasure, or visiting family and friends. This visa allows travelers to engage in various activities related to leisure and non-business purposes, but it does not permit them to be employed or receive payment from a U.S. source. Typical activities covered under a B-2 Visa include:

Tourism and Vacation: Visiting various tourist attractions and exploring the United States.

Visiting Friends or Relatives: Spending time with family members or friends residing in the U.S.

Attending Social Events: Participating in social events hosted by fraternal, social, or service organizations.

Medical Treatment: Seeking medical treatment from U.S. healthcare providers.

Participation in Amateur Events: Taking part in amateur musical, sports, or similar events, provided you are not being paid.

Short Recreational Courses: Enrolling in short courses of study that are recreational in nature, not for credit towards a degree (e.g., a two-day cooking class while on vacation).

Applicants for a B-2 Visa must demonstrate that they have a residence in a foreign country they have no intention of abandoning and that their visit to the United States will be temporary and for pleasure or tourism purposes only. Additionally, they need to provide evidence of their travel intentions, such as travel itineraries, hotel reservations, or letters of invitation from U.S. contacts, as well as proof of sufficient funds to cover their expenses during their stay.

Eligibility for a B-2 Visa

To be eligible for a B-2 visa, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • The purpose of the trip is for tourism, pleasure, or visiting friends or relatives.
  • The visit is temporary, and the applicant intends to return to their home country.
  • Sufficient funds to cover the expenses of the trip.
  • Strong ties to their home country, such as family, employment, or property.

It’s essential to understand the specific eligibility requirements, application processes, and limitations for this type of visa. Consulting with an experienced immigration attorney is often a wise step to ensure a successful application.

How Our B-2 Visa Attorney Can Help

Navigating the B-2 visa application process can be complex and time-consuming. As experienced B-2 Visa Attorneys in San Diego, California, we offer comprehensive legal services to help you with:

  • Determining your eligibility for a B-2 visa.
  • Completing and reviewing the DS-160 form.
  • Preparing for the visa interview.
  • Gathering and organizing required documentation.
  • Addressing any issues or concerns that may arise during the application process.

California B-2 Visa Immigration Lawyer

Ready to take the next step in your travel plans? Contact North County Immigration today to schedule a case consultation with our skilled B-2 Visa attorneys. Let us help you achieve your travel goals in the United States. Your journey to a memorable visit begins here.

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Hysell Attorneys were extremely wonderful with our case. Everyone we had contact with was very friendly and they were quick to answer any questions we had. They were quick to make appointments when it was time for the interview. They make a folder with all the necessary documents to bring to the interview and they help you prepare before the interview. I recommend 100%. Thank you so much.

Zaphire A.

We learned a gal who worked for us needed some help. Anna, and her team, were awesome. They took care of the situation like she was family. North County Immigration handled the whole thing with professional guidance. A happy ending really calls for a detail oriented, experienced team. Highly recommend!!!

Anna M.

Easily the best, most supportive immigration law firm .. I was super scared starting this process I’m glad I did and the outcome they got me was exactly what I wanted and needed .. now I can be at ease and start a new chapter in my life . Highly recommend north county immigration my case was very complex and they were still able to help me .Thank you again!!

Jenifer V.

I cannot say enough great things about Anna and her wonderful team. My husband and I unfortunately received awful advice from previous counsel regarding an immigration issue which resulted in my being denied entry into the USA. We secured Anna’s services following this traumatic experience and she was brilliant in not only explaining the complicated systems and processes but also, making us feel heard and understood. She is sharp, brilliant and personable. Thank you Anna!

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What Sets Us Apart

Former Government Attorney

Attorney Anna M. Hysell is a former Government attorney for both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Winning Complex Cases

We think like the interviewing officer or opposing government lawyer. We have earned a reputation for taking on and winning complicated immigration cases. 

Experienced Litigation Team

In a field with rampant fraud and incompetence, where many are taken advantage of, our experienced team protects the rights of our clients, ensuring that each receives fair and just treatment.

Commitment To Helping

We strive to listen to our client’s and minimize their stress. We work each day to ensure our client matters are handled properly and communicate the progress at the different stages of the matter.

Upfront Review Process

During your consultation, a full analysis is made including a review of all relevant documentation. The weaknesses in the case and how to overcome them are determined, as well as what evidence will be necessary and what the most efficient way is for the client to get the results they want.

Full Service Law Firm

The Law Offices of Anna M. Hysell is one of the top civil rights firms in the San Diego area. We strategically design our lawsuits to have an impact from the start and are not afraid to take on the most challenging cases. Our goal is to always achieve justice for our clients.

Case Results

Successful Deportation Defense for a Military Family

NCI helped a client with a prior successfully avoid deportation on the grounds of hardship as the defendant’s children’s mother was deployed.

Successful Asylum Claim from the Ukraine War

NCI helped an asylee seeking to escape the devastation and heartbreak caused by the unprovoked actions of the Putin Invasion of Ukraine.

B-2 Visa Extensions Granted to Keep a Family Together

NCI was able to get 6-month extensions approved for 2 minors to stay with their ill father in the United States while he undergoes medical treatment.

Removal Stopped

NCI was able to halt the removal of a Brazilian national that was scheduled to be deported out of Houston International on the grounds of due process violations.

Reunification of an Escondido Family

NCI successfully helped an Escondido woman and her mother overcome some legal challenges and gain immigration status, allowing them to reunite.

Removal Order Rescinded

NCI was able to help rescind a removal order for our client who had the unfortunate luck of previously receiving poor counsel. 

B-2 Visa Attorney FAQs

What is a B-2 Visa and who is eligible for it?

A B-2 Visa is a non-immigrant visa for individuals traveling to the United States for tourism, pleasure, or to visit family and friends. It allows for temporary stays in the U.S. for leisure and recreational purposes.

To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate that they have a residence in a foreign country they have no intention of abandoning, that their visit to the U.S. will be temporary, and that they have sufficient funds to cover their expenses during their stay. They must also provide evidence of their travel plans, such as travel itineraries or letters of invitation.

What activities are permitted under a B-2 Visa?

Permitted activities include tourism, visiting friends or relatives, attending social events, seeking medical treatment, participating in amateur musical, sports, or similar events, and enrolling in short recreational courses.

How long can I stay in the U.S. on a B-2 Visa?

The length of stay is determined by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at the port of entry, typically up to six months. Extensions can be requested if needed.

Can I work or study on a B-2 Visa?

No, the B-2 Visa does not permit employment or formal study in the United States. It is strictly for tourism and leisure activities.

How do I apply for a B-2 Visa?

The application process involves completing the DS-160 form online, paying the visa application fee, scheduling a visa interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, and attending the interview with the required documentation.

What documents do I need to apply for a B-2 Visa?

You will need a valid passport, a completed DS-160 form, a visa application fee receipt, a passport-sized photo, travel itineraries or invitation letters, and proof of sufficient funds and ties to your home country.

Can my B-2 Visa be denied?

Yes, a B-2 Visa can be denied if the consular officer is not convinced of your intentions, financial capability, or ties to your home country. It’s important to provide thorough and accurate documentation.

How can a B-2 Visa attorney help me?

A B-2 Visa attorney can guide you through the application process, help you gather and organize necessary documentation, prepare you for the visa interview, and assist with any issues or questions that arise, increasing your chances of a successful application.

If you have further questions or need assistance with your B-2 Visa application, contact North County Immigration to schedule a consultation with our experienced attorneys.

Can I extend my stay on a B-2 Visa?

Yes, you can apply for an extension of stay on a B-2 Visa if you need to stay in the United States longer than the initially granted period. To do this, you must file Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before your current stay expires. You will need to provide a valid reason for the extension, such as additional tourism activities or extended medical treatment, and demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover your extended stay. It’s advisable to submit the extension request well before your current stay ends to ensure a timely decision. Consulting with an immigration attorney can help you navigate this process and increase the likelihood of approval.

What is the difference between B-1 and B-2 Visas?

The B-1 and B-2 visas are both non-immigrant visas for temporary visits to the United States, but they serve different purposes:

  • B-1 Visa (Visitor for Business): This visa is for individuals traveling to the U.S. for business purposes. It allows travelers to engage in various business-related activities, such as attending meetings, conferences, negotiations, or short-term training. However, it does not permit employment or receiving payment from a U.S. source.

  • B-2 Visa (Visitor for Pleasure): This visa is for individuals visiting the U.S. for tourism, pleasure, or to visit family and friends. Activities under a B-2 visa include sightseeing, attending social events, seeking medical treatment, and participating in recreational courses or amateur events. Like the B-1 visa, the B-2 visa does not allow for employment or formal studies.

In summary, the key difference lies in the purpose of the visit: B-1 visas are for business-related activities, while B-2 visas are for tourism and leisure activities.

Can I apply for both a B-1 and B-2 Visa at the same time?

Yes, you can apply for a combination B-1/B-2 visa if you plan to travel to the United States for both business and tourism purposes. The B-1/B-2 visa covers activities permitted under both the B-1 (business) and B-2 (pleasure) categories, allowing you to engage in business meetings, conferences, and negotiations as well as tourism, visiting friends and relatives, or attending social events. When applying, you will need to provide documentation supporting both the business and leisure aspects of your trip. This combined visa provides flexibility for travelers who need to conduct business and enjoy leisure activities during their visit to the U.S.