Earlier this year I applied for B2-TOURISM visa to travel to USA with my husband who was on a business trip. I got the visa stamped as B1/B2. However in DS 160 I specifically requested for tourism and medical purposes visa.

I travelled to USA on Feb 2015 and spent 16 days there. At the port of entry the officer marked B2 on top of the ink stamping.

Now that there is a business opportunity to travel to USA from my office in India. Since it's stamped as B1/B2 my visa cell executive suggests that I use my old visa. Also the visa is valid for 10 years and allows multiple entries. The entry is purely for gaining knowledge in a tool and attending knowledge sharing sessions.

My concerns are:

  1. Visa officer marked B2 on the passport page on my first entry.
  2. I requested B2-Tourism and medical treatment visa in my DS 160
  3. The US consulate interviewer has not seen my itinerary and the POE personnel marked B2 with pen on the passport.
  • @JoErNanO: That question is about the opposite scenario.
    – Flimzy
    Oct 2, 2015 at 9:01
  • @Flimzy You are right. Technically not a duplicate but same answer applies. Will retract my close vote as soon as I get the chance.
    – JoErNanO
    Oct 2, 2015 at 11:05
  • Isn't B2 for tourism and B1 for business (meetings, etc)? If everything has been stamped/marked for the B2 side, then can she come in (to the US) using her visa if her intention is business?
    – CGCampbell
    Oct 2, 2015 at 16:42


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