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B1 Visa

What is B1 Visa?

The B1 visa is a temporary/non-immigrant US visa that permits visitors to enter the U.S. for business purposes.

Types of activity covered include:

  • consulting with clients or business associates,
  • conferences, seminars, or conventions,
  • carrying out research,
  • to take part in legal negotiations or proceedings.

B1 visas are valid for up to six months, and may be renewed once for up to a further six months.

Proof of Intent to Return

B1 visas are highly discretionary and can often be denied if not enough evidence is provided. The key factor for a B1 visa application is presenting sufficient evidence to the U.S. Consulate that the applicant fully intends to return to their home country.

Most applications depend on the applicant’s being able to prove that they have strong ties to their home country. This evidence may indicate…

  • owning real estate
  • current employment
  • or significant dependents

We strongly recommend you work with a qualified immigration attorney to help prepare the evidence to present with any B1 application.

Attorney Tips for B Visa Applications

Alternative Options

People who are considering applying for a B1 visa may also look into:

B1 Visa FAQs

What is the probability of getting a business visa with 5 weeks duration? Does anyone have an idea about the duration of stay allowed for business meetings under a B1/B2 visa?

B1 Visa News

Good news! If you are a non-immigrant with an SSN and have filed your taxes for 2018 and/or 2019, expect to get a check credited to your bank account. As part of the economic stimulus package called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, H1-B visa holders, their dependents, and other non-immigrant visa holders in the United States

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