What Is The B-1 Visa?

The B-1 visa for Business Visitors allows individuals totake short trips tothe U.S. to conduct business matters such as contract negotiations, in-person consulting and attending conferences.

However, visitors are not permitted to accept employment or work in the U.S.Another important note: select countries do not require a visa for business travel.

B-1 Visa Requirements

Individuals are eligible to enter the U.S. on a B-1 visa if they are participating in some of the following business activities:

  • Contract negotiation
  • Short-term training
  • Consulting with business associates

For additional business activities, please speak with your immigration attorney.

How Long Does A B-1VisaLast?

Individuals on a B-1 visa have an initial period ofstay of one to six months. The total stay can be up to one year. The B-1 visa itself can be valid for up to 10 years depending on the country of citizenship.

If the temporary nature of the assignment changes, please speak with your immigration attorney.

How Much Does a B-1 Visa Cost?

Application filing fee:$160

What Is A B-2 Visa?

The B-2 visa is for tourist visitors and allows them to travel to the U.S. for personal activities.

Originally published 21 July, 2020

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