There are certain personal or domestic servants accompanying individuals in a B, E, F, H, I, J, L, or T.N. nonimmigrant classification, personal or domestic servants of U.S. citizens who have a permanent home or are stationed in a foreign country, as well as certain employees of foreign airlines. They may be eligible for B-1 nonimmigrant status if their activities in the United States are in connection with their foreign employment. For purposes of the B-1 classification, such activities are not considered to be prohibited local “employment” or “labor for hire” within the United States.
While such B-1 nonimmigrants are not required to get an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) from USCIS prior to engaging in their permitted B-1 activities, they may do so by submitting Form I-765. However, if such persons engage in activities outside their B-1 nonimmigrant status, such as working for another employer in the United States, they will be found to have violated their B-1 nonimmigrant status. They also may not remain in the United States for longer than the authorized period of stay in B-1 nonimmigrant status.
Considering the complexities of the B-1 visa application process, foreign nationals should consider getting assistance from experienced immigration attorneys at the Law Offices of Prashanthi Reddy, PLLC. We can anticipate possible complications and give relevant advice at the right time.
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