Everybody knows the US is the best place to engage in business. And
the best way to temporarily visit the US to deal with your business
venture is under B-1 status. This merit-based visa allows access to a
variety of business and economic ventures in the US Individuals eligible
for this visa range from board members and athletes to musicians,
entertainers and servants of non-immigrants.
You may apply for a B-1 visa at the American Embassy or Consulate in
your region or nation. We recommend you do not apply at a US Consular
Office outside of your permanent residence, since that process is more
difficult. You can apply at the Consular Office of the Embassy or
Consulate General nearest your residence, or use one of the following
You may still need to apply in person. Further, there may be
delays in this process due to cross-checking information at the
Washington, D.C. database.
Authorized travel agencies: Travel agencies
approved by the US Embassy in your region or nation may submit visa
applications for you.
The VIP Business Program: Your enterprise can
register with the VIP Business Program if it repeatedly sends employees
to the US Your appearance may be waived, if your application was
submitted by an approved business.
By drop box: Individuals who travel extensively,
or have recently received a validated visa, may use the drop box in the
embassy or consulate. Applications at drop boxes should be completed
To apply for a B-1 Visa, you must provide the following documents:
A filled-in visa application Form DS-156. Separate applications for each person are required.
A passport, valid for travel to the United States for at least six months longer than your intended visit.
Two recent photographs 1 & 1/2 inches square
(37mm x 37mm) of each applicant, with the entire face visible. The
picture should be taken before a light background and without head
You may also be asked to provide the following documents:
Evidence backing up the purpose of your trip.
You may show a letter sent by the company explaining the purpose and
length of the trip.
Specific and realistic plans describing why you wish to visit the US A copy of a tour itinerary is usually acceptable.
Information about the company, like a company brochure or catalog.
Demonstration of non-immigrant intent. A good example of this is round-trip air tickets.
A letter which states that either the firm intends to pay for all cost, or that you have other funds for this trip.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING B-1 VISA PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION REGARDING THIS VISA OR OTHER IMMIGRATION ISSUES.