Frequently Asked Questions - B Visa

  1. Grace Period - Using Tourist Visa After Quitting A Job
  2. B Visa Extensions
  3. Bangkok’s Local Policy on Issuing B Visas
  4. Grounds for Rejection for B and F Visa
  5. Exploring Other Options During H-1 Transition
  6. Supervisory CBP Officer initiated to have the cancellation reviewed
  7. Nonimmigrant waiver
  8. Visitor visa rejected
  9. Visit visa and marriage
  10. Multiple entries for UK Citizens
  11. Re-entry with B-1 Visa
  12. Stopping at USA
  13. Visa for family to visit brother
  14. Visitors visa and green card
  15. I am a US citizen and spouse on B-2 visa
  16. Pharmacist visa for FPGEE
  17. Visit visa for my parents
  18. B-2 visa
  19. B-2 to B-1
  20. Parents B-2 Visa
  21. Mother's visa expires - reentry
  22. B1/B2
  23. B-1/ B-2 for business
  24. Visit visa and work
  25. My wife filed for Skilled Worker
  26. Mom's visa denial
  27. B-1/B-2 visa for medical reasons
  28. Australian Musician to perform in US
  29. 5 year multi entry visa
  30. Visitor visa - passport in maiden name
  31. Tourist Visa Validity
  32. Co sign
  33. B2 visa to green card
  34. Visitors visa sponsored by H-1B holder
  35. Proper protocol for B-2 visa
  36. Married to a US citizen
  37. B-2 Visa Multiple destination
  38. B-2 Visa
  39. B1/B2 Category
  40. Having a board test on B1/B2
  41. B1 rejected because I had applied for Green Card
  42. Visa for Mother in law
  43. Business Visa
  44. Return to America on a B-2 visa
  45. H1B Pending
  46. F1 visa to business visa or H1/L1
  47. B visa while GC pending
  48. Legality of I-485/I-130 filing
  49. I want to bring my mom to the states
  50. Visa for Mother in law
  51. Can my parents stay in the US?
  52. Visit Visa to the U.S.
  53. Co-sign for my fiance's mom
  54. Entering U.S.
  55. B1B2 VISA multiple entry 10 years
  56. Traveling to US while green card petition pending
  57. I have been revoked to seattle with visa B1/B2
  58. Applying for B1/B2
  59. Visa for parents and niece
  60. Are there any impediments to exit the US with a expired B1/B2
  61. Vistor Visa for Niece
  62. B-1/B-2 visa to F-2 visa
  63. From a B-2 visa to a green card
  64. Marrying B1/B2 girlfriend
  65. Re-enter US on tourist visa
  66. B1 visa
  67. B visa for fiance
  68. How to apply for visitors visa?
  69. B Visa renewal
  70. B1/B2 Multiple Entry Visa
  71. Confused - B-1 to F-1 change
  72. I Need A B2 Visa
  73. B1 Visa
  74. B Visa renewal
  75. Visa B2 - affidavit of support
  76. Can Europeans apply for B2 tourist visa?
  77. Applying for B2 visa after voluntary departure from USA
  78. How does one assist family in applying for B-2 (Visitors/Tourist) visa
  79. Visitors I-94 extension on expired visa?
  80. Extension for Visitor Visa Denied Please Help
  81. B-2 Visa
  82. Visitor Visa denials
  83. B2 Visa
  84. B2 -- unlawful presence
  85. Effective date on I-94 for a visitors visa
  86. May B-1/B-2, E-1, E-2, F-1, H-1, J-1, L-1 O-1 visa or TN holder apply for green card?
  87. Applying for green card while on a B-1 or B-2 visa
  88. Visa after B-1 to F-1 conversion
  89. Entering on/applying for nonimmigrant visa while green card is pending
  90. New H-1 employee returning -- rights and issues
  91. Inviting parents to provide care during pregnancy or postnatal period
  92. Can B visa holder convert to F or other status?
  93. B visa while GC pending or similar situation
  94. Using B visa with F-1
  95. Immigration Consequences of a Denial of Entry at the Airport
  96. Applying for green card while visiting the USA
  97. Enter USA while Green Card is Pending on B-1, B-2/H-1 Visa
  98. No Requirement of Possessing Fund for Visitor's Visa
  99. Effect of Tourist Visa Denial on Student Visa
  100. Visa for Medical Treatment
  101. Visa Status (Void when out of status)
CBP requirements for a B-2 visitor

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) indicates that all nonimmigrant applicants seeking admission as B-2 visitors are required to satisfy the inspecting CBP Officer that they are entitled to the admission and classification that they seek, including proving that they maintain a foreign residence abroad that they have no intention of abandoning.

CBP and 180-day admission period for B-2 visitor

1. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) indicates that, if an alien applicant is otherwise admissible as a B-2 visitor, and passport validity requirements are met, the applicant can be issued more than one 180-day admission period in a 12-month period.  

B-2 to B-1

I believe you can take training on B-2 as long as your main purpose of stay in USA is is still medical treatment. Getting paid may be a bad idea.

B2 visa and change of status

You can, but it is almost never a good idea to convert from a B to a longer term visa. Please discuss the consequences with your lawyers.

B2 visa to green card

The answer to both your questions is - yes. But you MUST speak with a lawyer to understand all the nuances of her case.

B-2 Visa Multiple destination

As long as the visa is valid and permits multiple entries (not all visas do), I see no problem.

B-2 Visa

Getting a B-2 visa for a single person tends to be very difficult. If you meet him once, you can get him here on a Fiance (K-1) visa. That is much better if you want to get married.

B1/B2 Category
Return to America on a B-2 visa

I cannot give you a hard and fast rule, but generally speaking, CBP wants you to spend more time outside than inside USA each year.

I have been revoked to seattle with visa B1/B2

You will need a consultation with a lawyer. It appears you were formally denied admission and excluded from entering USA. The one-month detention sounds strange. Anyhow, get a lawyer, this is not a simple matter.

Applying for B1/B2

Your chances are slim, but it is impossible to predict.

How to apply for visitors visa?

She needs to contact the US consulate closest to where she lives. Normally, they will be able to tell her what she needs to bring and what the procedure is. This information should also be available on consular web site. Most consulates also respond to e-mail enquiries.

B Visa renewal

I see no reason why not.

Changing Status from Tourist or Business Visa (B1 or B2) Within the United States
Fraud or misrepresentation findings in visa or petition, what should you do?
Doing business in the USA on a B-1/B-2 visa

Watch the Video on this FAQ: Doing business in the USA on a B-1/B-2 visa


Video Transcript

1. B-1/B-2 are mixed used visas. You can do pretty much everything on these visas. <br>

Does the H-1 60 days grace period apply when one quits a job?

Watch the Video on this FAQ: Does the H-1 60 days grace period apply when one quits a job?

Video Transcript

1. According to the regulations what my best guess is it was reserved for those circumstances where you had no choice but to be out of status, but if you quit voluntarily I don't think you can claim the 60 day grace period.

Entering the USA on B-1/B-2 visa to get married
I-485 Rejected and B-2 Expiring

An untimely filing based denial does not invalidate the documents, and, a pending 485 keeps her in authorized period of stay. Nevertheless, I advise people to keep their status (like H-1, H-4) current, anyway. By the way, a B-2 to AOS application is FULL of potential problems. Make sure you consult a lawyer.

Enter USA while Green Card is Pending on B-1, B-2/H-1 Visa

See clip from Attorney Rajiv S. Khanna's conference call video that addresses this question.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baprYGs8IzQ&t=782

FAQ Transcription

No Requirement of Possessing Fund for Visitor's Visa

For visitors visa, there is no requirement of possessing funds. The consulates can require, if they so choose, that you demonstrate your ability to support yourself during the visit, but there is no hard and fast rule on this. Your most likely hurdle will be the need to prove that you will come back and not stay in the US illegally. 

How to Enter The USA to Start A Business And Then Continue

There are several issues that should be examined before you can make an informed decision.

1.  B visa or ESTA does not allow you to “work:”

B-1 in Lieu of H-1

No making up please, unless federal prison is a part of our career plan. B-1 in lieu of H-1 is uncertain, but you can keep trying extensions. If the new law for comprehensive immigration reform passes, things could change drastically.

B-1 Visa removed and cancelled by CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) indicates that a Mexican truck driver whose B-1 visa has been cancelled by CBP for a point-to-point violation will need to discuss the issue of the cancellation with the U.S. Consulate in Mexico.

Re-entry with B-1 Visa

You can go to a third country, but your entry back into USA can be declined if CBP believes you are spending more time in USA than you should. Typically, B visas are for brief visits (may be six months or less in a 12-24 month period).

Visa for family to visit brother

Tourist visa seems to be appropriate. Times vary by consulate and are usually very short -- often visa is issued the same day an application is made. You can also get an appointment for emergent reasons.

B-2 to B-1

I believe you can take training on B-2 as long as your main purpose of stay in USA is is still medical treatment. Getting paid may be a bad idea.

B1/B2 Category
Visa for Mother in law

A B-1 visa is appropriate for medical treatment.

I have been revoked to seattle with visa B1/B2

You will need a consultation with a lawyer. It appears you were formally denied admission and excluded from entering USA. The one-month detention sounds strange. Anyhow, get a lawyer, this is not a simple matter.

Applying for B1/B2

Your chances are slim, but it is impossible to predict.

How to apply for visitors visa?

She needs to contact the US consulate closest to where she lives. Normally, they will be able to tell her what she needs to bring and what the procedure is. This information should also be available on consular web site. Most consulates also respond to e-mail enquiries.

B Visa renewal

I see no reason why not.

B-1 visa for amateur singer

In my view, a B-1 would be appropriate because you are not engaging in any employment that would take a job away from a US worker and you are not getting paid for your appearances.

Changing Status from Tourist or Business Visa (B1 or B2) Within the United States
Fastest Method of Getting Spouse of a Green Card into the USA and Reducing Wait
Fraud or misrepresentation findings in visa or petition, what should you do?
Doing business in the USA on a B-1/B-2 visa

Watch the Video on this FAQ: Doing business in the USA on a B-1/B-2 visa


Video Transcript

1. B-1/B-2 are mixed used visas. You can do pretty much everything on these visas. <br>

Does the H-1 60 days grace period apply when one quits a job?

Watch the Video on this FAQ: Does the H-1 60 days grace period apply when one quits a job?

Video Transcript

1. According to the regulations what my best guess is it was reserved for those circumstances where you had no choice but to be out of status, but if you quit voluntarily I don't think you can claim the 60 day grace period.

Entering the USA on B-1/B-2 visa to get married
Exempt from the H-1B Quota

In your situation when you are outside the USA, you become  exempt from the H-1 quota  when you get your visa stamped. So I think USCIS interpretation of law is faulty and  incorrect, because in my view as soon as H-1 is approved you should be exempt from the quota but USCIS has taken the position that unless you get the visa stamped from the consulate we will not consider you exempt if you are outside the USA. So it appears to me that  you should be exempt from the quota.

Enter USA while Green Card is Pending on B-1, B-2/H-1 Visa

See clip from Attorney Rajiv S. Khanna's conference call video that addresses this question.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baprYGs8IzQ&t=782

FAQ Transcription

How to Enter The USA to Start A Business And Then Continue

There are several issues that should be examined before you can make an informed decision.

1.  B visa or ESTA does not allow you to “work:”

Grace Period - Using Tourist Visa After Quitting A Job

It has to be "activated." Note that under the circumstances reentry and hence "reactivation" is likely to be difficult.

B Visa Extensions

A1. Normally I don’t recommend applying for extensions of tourist or business visa unless you have a very good reason for it. What happens is technically of course you can stay here while the decision is pending, but no later than the duration you have asked for in the extension application. Let’s say you asked for extension till September. You can stay here till the decision is made, but no later than September. But what happens is when you go for multiple entry visa stamping consulates do not like people getting extensions.

Bangkok’s Local Policy on Issuing B Visas

1. Bangkok does not have any “policy” on evaluating B-1/B2 visa applications other than the approaches outlined in 9 FAM.  Each case is treated individually and is decided based on the personal interview.

Grounds for Rejection for B and F Visa

The grounds for rejection for B and F visa are usually the "immigrant intent." If indeed that is the reason for your visa rejection, I do not see any difference between B and F applications.

Exploring Other Options During H-1 Transition
Supervisory CBP Officer initiated to have the cancellation reviewed

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) indicates that, in instances in which an officer refuses to admit a visitor due to the period of time he/she was previously present in the U.S., the applicant can ask to speak to the Supervisory CBP Officer who is assigned to the area in which the inspection took place.

Nonimmigrant waiver

Look into a 212(d)(3) waiver, which should allow you an entry. Ask CBP at the border how much time they need to process the waiver (usually a few weeks).

Visitor visa rejected

You must tell the truth. The better visa for you is K-1, if you want to get married in USA. Your chances of getting a B visa do not appear to be very good.

Visit visa and marriage
Multiple entries for UK Citizens

He can be denied entry. UK citizens have the same options to work in USA as the rest of the world; typically H-1, L-1, E-1 and E-2 visas.

Re-entry with B-1 Visa

You can go to a third country, but your entry back into USA can be declined if CBP believes you are spending more time in USA than you should. Typically, B visas are for brief visits (may be six months or less in a 12-24 month period).

Stopping at USA

You will need an unexpired passport to enter USA. People in your situation carry both the new and the old passports.

Visa for family to visit brother

Tourist visa seems to be appropriate. Times vary by consulate and are usually very short -- often visa is issued the same day an application is made. You can also get an appointment for emergent reasons.

Visitors visa and green card

She will be at the mercy of CBP at the airport. They can decline entry.

I am a US citizen and spouse on B-2 visa

You can file I-130 and I-485, but she must not travel outside USA until she gets her green card.

Pharmacist visa for FPGEE

You will apply for B visa (B-1/B-2).

Visit visa for my parents

Your parents can apply for a tourist visa on their own. There is no law that they must be invited.

B-2 visa

I think if you wait till you have a steady job and roots in Canada, and then apply to visit USA, you should have a better chance.

B-2 to B-1

I believe you can take training on B-2 as long as your main purpose of stay in USA is is still medical treatment. Getting paid may be a bad idea.

Parents B-2 Visa

I dont see much difference in the two (as long as we are truthful with the consulate). Option b may be slightly better because you would already have the L/H visa.

Mother's visa expires - reentry

A trip back after just 10 days is likely to be problematic. She can be declined entry because the govt. Can view this is an abuse of B visa in that she is staying in USA more than she is in her own home country.

B1/B2

You should be able to get your green card. Do not travel outside USA until you do. I would suggest getting a lawyer.

B-1/ B-2 for business

B-1/B-2 seems to be the correct visa.

Visit visa and work

This could be viewed as fraud by the government.

My wife filed for Skilled Worker

There is nothing in law that stops you from getting an NIV. But grant of visas like B-1/B-2 is completely discretionary.

Mom's visa denial

They are required by law to give a reason. Contact your Congressman.

B-1/B-2 visa for medical reasons
Australian Musician to perform in US

A "B" visa is appropriate if the artist will not be paid in USA, other than for travel and incidental expense.

5 year multi entry visa

The duration of the stay will be determined by the CBP when you land in USA.

Visitor visa - passport in maiden name

There is no US law (that I can think of) requiring you to change your passport right away. I think you can travel. But eventually you should get it all corrected. Change to married name is not required, but I think the passport should accurately reflect marital status.

Tourist Visa Validity

Visa validity is required only to enter USA, not to stay. The stay period is determined by CBP (at the airport) when you enter USA. The stay is noted on a document called an I-94 (Arrival Departure Record). Even if the visa expires, you can stay till the end of your I-94.

Co sign

An affidavit of support can be co-sponsored by your friend. But green card holders cannot sponsor siblings for green cards, only US Citizens can.

B2 visa to green card

The answer to both your questions is - yes. But you MUST speak with a lawyer to understand all the nuances of her case.

Visitors visa sponsored by H-1B holder
Proper protocol for B-2 visa

There are no formal requirements, but the consulates can ask for anything they feel is necessary. Get your Congressman involved. They will be able to get more information from the consulate very quickly.

Married to a US citizen
B-2 Visa Multiple destination

As long as the visa is valid and permits multiple entries (not all visas do), I see no problem.

B-2 Visa

Getting a B-2 visa for a single person tends to be very difficult. If you meet him once, you can get him here on a Fiance (K-1) visa. That is much better if you want to get married.

B1/B2 Category
Having a board test on B1/B2

As far as I know, this should not be a problem if you are truthful about your intentions.

B1 rejected because I had applied for Green Card

I do not know of any special proof that you can provide. This is purely a matter of consular discretion.

Visa for Mother in law

A B-1 visa is appropriate for medical treatment.

Business Visa

If you make the details of the transaction clear to the consulate, I feel you should have a shot.

Return to America on a B-2 visa

I cannot give you a hard and fast rule, but generally speaking, CBP wants you to spend more time outside than inside USA each year.

H1B Pending

You need to discuss this with your H-1 lawyers. I do not believe you can stay. Filing an extension may not help either.

F1 visa to business visa or H1/L1

If you qualify, H and L visas are certainly more secure than an F visa.

B visa while GC pending

The law is uncertain. This type of entry will be left at the discretion of CBP. I have a blog entry on this subject. Please review it: http://forums.immigration.com/blog.php?u=1

Legality of I-485/I-130 filing

This is a touchy topic. As long as you revealed to the Post during your last entry that you were married, I see no problem with the 130/485 combo.

I want to bring my mom to the states

You can apply for her and he can be a joint sponsor on the affidavit of support. No problem.

Visa for Mother in law

I can think of only a tourist visa or ER. But once your husband becomes a US citizen, he can get her green card.

Can my parents stay in the US?

1. From what you have described, I see no reason why you cannot file for their I-485 and have them stay.

2. He can legally stay in USA as long as USCIS receives the extension request (Form I-539)before the expiration of his current status. He can stay till the request is decided or till the time for which the extension has been requested, whichever comes first. It can take several months for the application to be decided.

Visit Visa to the U.S.

Just contact the US consulate closest to where you live to find out the formalities and fees. Basically, you need to file a visa application and interview with the consulate. They will tell you what to bring with you.

Co-sign for my fiance's mom
Entering U.S.

All he can do is try. There is no way to be certain, but being abroad already should help a bit.

B1B2 VISA multiple entry 10 years

There is no requirement that you enter every two years. I see no issue with your travel.

Traveling to US while green card petition pending

You can try, but such permission is rarely given.

I have been revoked to seattle with visa B1/B2

You will need a consultation with a lawyer. It appears you were formally denied admission and excluded from entering USA. The one-month detention sounds strange. Anyhow, get a lawyer, this is not a simple matter.

Applying for B1/B2

Your chances are slim, but it is impossible to predict.

Visa for parents and niece

I see no reason why they cannot all apply. Separation should not raise a problem as far as I can see. But consulates may want some additional paperwork for a minor to travel with grandparents.

Are there any impediments to exit the US with a expired B1/B2

As far as I know, there is no impediment. But I think you will be subject to a ten year bar from reentering USA once you leave.

Vistor Visa for Niece

Send an email to consulate asking for local requirements for grant of a visa for a child to travel with grandparents. They may need consent from her parents.

B-1/B-2 visa to F-2 visa
From a B-2 visa to a green card

That does not sound possible. Green cards to USA are granted based upon very limited basis. But, you should have your friend speak with a lawyer to see what options may exist.

Marrying B1/B2 girlfriend

For all people on B visa or illegal in USA who are marrying a US citizen, I strongly advise at least one consultation with a lawyer to make sure you will not run into trouble.

Re-enter US on tourist visa

It is unlikely she will receive another six months after visiting Canada. The rule of thumb is that she must spend more time outside USA than inside.

B1 visa

We have no choice. You have to tell the truth. I do not believe that by itself would be a problem.

B visa for fiance

Fiance visa option is available for citizens only. B visa is always a toss of a coin. No-one can predict how it will go. But chances of getting B visa for the fiance of a US immigrant are very low.

How to apply for visitors visa?

She needs to contact the US consulate closest to where she lives. Normally, they will be able to tell her what she needs to bring and what the procedure is. This information should also be available on consular web site. Most consulates also respond to e-mail enquiries.

B Visa renewal

I see no reason why not.

B1/B2 Multiple Entry Visa

Since you left without using the extension, the fact that you applied for one should not become an issue for reentry in the future. But the problem can be if you return too soon, CBP can deny entry. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Confused - B-1 to F-1 change

You should be able to get your OPT and even an H-1 and a green card. But if ever you want to travel outside USA, make sure you discuss the facts of the case with a competent lawyer. You have to make sure you have a good chance of getting a

I Need A B2 Visa

I am not sure what you mean by "traveling experience," but B-2 visas depend primarily upon the consular officer being convinced that you do not intend to overstay in USA or seek to become a long term or permanent resident during your visit. Good luck!

B1 Visa

They can do a lot of things, and often do, even things that are unreasonable. If you feel the decision is in error, contact the consulate through your Congressman.

B Visa renewal

I see no reason why not.

Visa B2 - affidavit of support

Technically only US citizens or permanent residents can provide affidavit of support. You can read the instructions on Form I-134.

Can Europeans apply for B2 tourist visa?

Yes, you can. Even if you are covered by Visa Waiver, you do have the option to apply for a B-2 visa. In my view, you must state the reason truthfully. As to what your chances are is impossible to predict.

Applying for B2 visa after voluntary departure from USA

Chances of obtaining a B-2 visa are slim if you have overstayed that long earlier.

How does one assist family in applying for B-2 (Visitors/Tourist) visa

A1. There are no fixed procedures for applying for a tourist visa. Generally, the applicant just goes to the U.S. consulate closest to their home and applies. Often a friend or a family member (who is in the U.S.) of the applicant may be required by the consulate to provide Form I-134, Affidavit of Support.

Visitors I-94 extension on expired visa?

Once she is in USA, her stay is governed by the I-94, not the visa. There are other issues with extension (such as future problems in entering, etc.), but visa is not an issue.

Extension for Visitor Visa Denied Please Help

Not much you can do at this point. Keep copies of all documents so you can show that the overstay was entirely inadvertent. You may also want to get a new visa stamp. If the consulate says a new stamp is not necessary, explain how she fell out of status. You can send this info to the consulate by email and see what they say.

B-2 Visa

Sure. B-2 is for casual visits. I suggest starting with the consular web site.

Visitor Visa denials

Barring extraordinarily strong reasons or evidence to the contrary, it is very difficult to overcome denial of discretionary visas like B, F and J.

B2 Visa

I have never heard of a "indefinite" visa. You should call the local US consulate in your country before you travel.

B2 -- unlawful presence

Once you have accrued unlawful presence of over 180 days/one year, you become subject to 3/10 year bar from reentering USA. That is a very difficult position to be in. I suggest you speak with a lawyer about your situation. Read my blog for understanding more about unlawful presence.

Effective date on I-94 for a visitors visa

The usual time is 6, not 7 months. That could be part of the problem. If CBP gave them more time than is usual, your parents must not be penalized for it. In my view, contacting your Congressmen would help you.

May B-1/B-2, E-1, E-2, F-1, H-1, J-1, L-1 O-1 visa or TN holder apply for green card?

One of the questions I am asked quite frequently is whether or not an E-1/E-2 visa holder can apply for a green card and not jeopardize his or her E status. The answer is PROBABLY yes he can.

In the E visa context, this is what the govt says:

Quote:
9 FAM 41.51 N15 INTENT TO DEPART UPON TERMINATION OF STATUS
(TL:VISA-404; 04-29-2002)

Applying for green card while on a B-1 or B-2 visa

A1. There is nothing that stops you from applying for their green card. Note also that the same answer applies to children and spouse of a US citizens. But it does NOT apply to brothers/sisters.

There is just one issue. It is INAPPROPRIATE (may be even illegal) for a person to enter USA on a tourist or other similar visa if they have the intent to apply for a green card. BUT, if they enter USA without that intent, and after a few days of entry change their mind, that is perfectly appropriate and legal.

Visa after B-1 to F-1 conversion

Chances of getting an F-1 visa are remote. I would want you to reconsider the trip. The biggest problem here is, unless you declared to the consulate that you intended to convert from B to F status, they are likely to consider you to have misrepresented your true intention when you obtained/traveled on B visa.

Entering on/applying for nonimmigrant visa while green card is pending

The answer is it is unlikely, but not impossible, that they will be permitted entry if CBP finds out about the I-130. If it were my own parents, I would probably not take the chance.

New H-1 employee returning -- rights and issues

There are a couple of issues I want to clarify. The period of payment begins on the earlier of the two events: when the employee presents himself/herself for the job or 30/60 days. DOL considers it to be irrefutable evidence of having reported when a consulting company starts "marketing" the resume (Note also that to bring an employee in without a project has been elevated by this administration to be an indictable offense, which I think is unlikely to stand up in courts).

Inviting parents to provide care during pregnancy or postnatal period

Q1. Should the mother take visa appointment for interview before her son arrives overseas to see her so she can tell interviewing officer that she wants to see her son in the States in addition to tourism purposes. This may make her case stronger as a mother wants to see her son.

A1.
I am never in favor of trying to manipulate consulates. This could be considered outright fraud. Let us not go this way. Tell the truth. But, do let the consulate know that she is coming as a grandma - not a care taker or a health care employee.
 

Can B visa holder convert to F or other status?

While it is permissible to change from one status to another from within U.S., it may not always be advisable.

Typically, when someone enters the U.S., supposedly for a short visit (e.g. B-1 or B-2) and then tries to change it to a longer term visa (F-1, L-1, H-1, etc.), USCIS often frowns upon it (and may not grant it), but the consulates invariably frown upon it. My recommendation in most of these cases is to avoid this type of change. If you have already obtained the change, it may be very difficult to procure a visa whenever you need to travel abroad.

B visa while GC pending or similar situation

This is upto the discretion of the consulate and then again upto CBP when you land in USA. Consulates have the discretion to issue you a B visa - despite your presumed immigrant intent - if they are convinced that you will return. This is true for all cases where a B (or F or similar) visa is sought while GC is pending or could be pending.

Using B visa with F-1

My assumption is that you are still on F-1 and in USA. If this is correct, you cannot use your B visa within USA.

While in USA, your stay and status is controlled exclusively by your I-94.

You can, however, try to reenter USA on B visa but after having stayed here for so long, a reentry is likely to be denied.

If, you are outside USA and have been out for a while (like a year or more), I think you can still use that B visa and try to enter USA.

Immigration Consequences of a Denial of Entry at the Airport
Applying for green card while visiting the USA
Enter USA while Green Card is Pending on B-1, B-2/H-1 Visa

See clip from Attorney Rajiv S. Khanna's conference call video that addresses this question.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baprYGs8IzQ&t=782

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No Requirement of Possessing Fund for Visitor's Visa

For visitors visa, there is no requirement of possessing funds. The consulates can require, if they so choose, that you demonstrate your ability to support yourself during the visit, but there is no hard and fast rule on this. Your most likely hurdle will be the need to prove that you will come back and not stay in the US illegally. 

Effect of Tourist Visa Denial on Student Visa

When the tourist visa denial is based upon a possible intent to immigrate (also known as INA Section 214(b) denial), it CAN be a problem for student visa.

Visa for Medical Treatment

Typically, medical treatment in the USA is undertaken on a B-1 ("Business" visa. Strange, huh?). But do not get confused. Consulates often mark visas as B-1/B-2 or even B-2 (visitors/tourist) for medical treatment. Once here, you can ask for extensions of stay if the circumstances so require. I remember extending the stay of a child and his parents for two years (in 6-monthly chunks), where the baby was being treated for ongoing medical problems.

Visa Status (Void when out of status)

That is covered by section 222(g) of INA. See this link: