B-1 Visitor for Business
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 options:
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 before traveling.
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.
To apply for a B-1 Visa, you must provide the following documents:
You may also be asked to provide the following documents: