I have a B1/B2 visa and was wondering

Q1) if I can use that to attend a bootcamp training in USA. 

The training is for 3 months and am also planning to tour around for 2 to 3 weeks.

The answer in this post quotes this:


Participating in a training program that is not designed primarily to provide employment. Will receive no payment or income from a U.S. based company/entity, other than an expense allowance or expense reimbursement related to traveler’s stay.

Q2. How do I explain to the officer at port of entry that this 
    training doesn't give me employment? 

Also, I have higher priorities back at home - more specifically my old age parents, so I can't afford to spend long time away from my home.

Moreover I am paying for this training and also for food & living expenses. I am not getting any stipend or any sort of payment. I am taking this training on my own interest and am not employed anywhere.

  • 2
    Can you be more specific about what the "bootcamp" is about? It shouldn't be a problem - get some documentation to show it's some thing you pay to attend, not training to (potentially) work for that company in the future.
    – nkjt
    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:09
  • also I think that "study" can be an issue if it's, for example, credit towards a formal qualification.
    – nkjt
    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:12
  • You have to specify which "bootcamp" this would be
    – Karlson
    Aug 31, 2015 at 14:20


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