DOS Cable: B-1 in Lieu of H

 

"The guidance for issuing B‐1 visas in lieu of H‐1B and H‐3 visas in 9 FAM 41.31 N11 is under review in an interagency process, but is still in effect until further notice. Consular officers should not hesitate to apply this guidance in appropriate cases. This cable reviews the existing B in lieu of H‐1B and H‐3 guidance and related requirements set out in the FAM." - DOS, June 21, 2012.