Frequently Asked Questions - Immigrant Intent

Immigrant intent becomes an issue when an applicant outside or inside USA seeks a benefit (such as a visa, when outside USA, or a change of status, when within USA) that does not allow an applicant to possess the intention of residing permanently in USA ("immigrant intent"). For example, an applicant for a visitor's visa must not have the intention to reside in USA permanently. Their visa can be refused if they have immigrant intent.

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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:”