Wasiest way to change from B2 to B1 visa

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Hello! My name is***** and I am a US licensed immigration attorney with more than 43 years of experience, plus I was an immigration law professor for 10 years.

I am here to assist you with your questions. If I do not respond quickly, I promise I will reply as soon as I can. It may take a little time to research and write your answer.

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Do you have a B-1/B-2 visa in your passport?  If so, the fastest/easiest way is to leave the US by NOT GOING TO MEXICO/CANADA and then return to the US.

Whan you go through CBP be sure to tell the officer that you are coming for business meetings.

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I do have B1/B2 on my passport. I am thinking of going to Jamaica next week then return in two weeks.
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That could work.   Keep in mind that people admitted on B-1 normally get less than 3 months permission to enter.

QUESTION:  What advantage do you think that the B-1 will give you?

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I want to acquire a business here in the us. That’s the reasoning behind my want to change to b1
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If applying for an L1 visa or other investor visa. I don’t want to be on the wrong side of immigration law
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If it makes more sense to stay in the U.S. for the 6 months I’m allowed, then come back after registering a company that would be the acquisitions new holding Co, then I would be happy to go this route if it makes more strategic and legal sense
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An L might not be the best idea for a holding company.

Have a consultation before you spand  $100,000, or more.

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