B-1 Visa: Temporary Business Visitor

B-1 Temporary Business Visitor Visas are reserved for foreign visitors who wil be participating in business activities of a commercial or professional nature in the United States. B-1 visas are issued for an initial period of stay of 1 to 6 months. Certain B-1 Visitors must obtain employment authorization in the United States. 


The spouse and children of a B-1 visitor are not eligible to obtain a dependent visa. They must apply for and qualify for a B-2 tourist visitor visa.  






  • The purpose of the trip must be for a legitimate business purpose. 

  • Visitor must plan to remain in the United States for a short and specific limited period. 

  • Visitor must be admissible to the United States. 

  • Visitor must have enough funds to finance their trip.  










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