How to get Visitor B-1 Visa?

Visitor Visa

B-1 Visa, Visitors for Business

B-1 B1 Visas are for temporary visitors who intend to conduct business while in the United States.

Who Qualifies for B-1 Visa?

Individuals who wish to enter the United States temporarily for business purposes may qualify for a B-1 visa. Some examples of activities that would qualify for a B-1 visa include:

  • Consulting with business associates
  • Attending a business conference or seminar
  • Negotiating a contract
  • Participating in short-term training
  • Litigating a case
  • Settling an estate

  • In order to qualify for a B-1 visa, an individual must demonstrate that:

  • They have a residence outside the United States that they have no intention of abandoning
  • They plan to enter the United States temporarily for a specific, legitimate purpose
  • They have the necessary funds to support themselves during their stay in the United States
  • They have a valid reason for returning to their home country, such as family, business, or property
  • They are not planning to work or receive payment from a U.S. source while in the United States.

  • Certain B-1 Visa applicants like personal servant must have Employment Authorization Documentation to prove they qualify:

    How can we help

    1. Determine if you are eligible for a B-1 visa
    2. Fill out the online visa application form (DS-160) and pay the visa application fee.
    3. Schedule an interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
    4. Gather all required documents, including a valid passport, a photo, proof of financial support, and a letter from your employer or sponsor outlining the purpose of your trip.
    5. Prepares for the interview

    B-1 Visa Frequently Asked Questions

    Here are some frequently asked questions about B-1 visas:

    1. What is the purpose of a B-1 visa?
      B-1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows individuals to enter the United States for business-related activities such as attending business meetings, consulting with business associates, negotiating contracts, or participating in short-term training.

    2. How long can I stay in the United States with a B-1 visa?
      The maximum stay for a B-1 visa is typically six months, although the actual length of stay will be determined by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer upon arrival in the United States.

    3. Can I bring my family with me on a B-1 visa?
      No, a B-1 visa is only for the individual business traveler and does not allow for dependents to accompany the visa holder. Family members must apply for their own visa if they wish to travel to the United States.

    4. Can I work on a B-1 visa?
      No, a B-1 visa is for business-related activities and does not permit employment or payment from a U.S. source while in the United States.

    5. Can I apply for a B-1 visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in my home country?
      Yes, you can apply for a B-1 visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country. You will need to schedule an interview, provide all required documents, and pay the visa application fee.

    6. Can I change my status to another visa category while in the United States on a B-1 visa?
      It is possible to change your status from a B-1 visa to another nonimmigrant visa category while in the United States, but it is important to check the specific requirements and procedures for doing so.

    7. What if embassy deny my visa?
      You can reapply.