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B-1 Business Visa Application Guide


Business Visa Eligibility: For foreign nationals who are interested in visiting the United States to conduct business but not for payment or salary, a B-1 Business Visa is available. Due to the September 11th 2001, events, additional screening and interviews will be required at all United States Consulates and Embassies. To obtain a visa, it is important to read and follow the B-1 Business Visitor Visa Application Guide.

  • Start Application Immediately
  • Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Apply Online or by Mail
  • Pricing and Fee Information Included
  • Checklist of Required Documents
  • Unlimited Online Support

What's included

What's included

  • Overview of B-1 Business Visa
  • Understanding the Business Visa Application Process
  • Information about eligibility for a Business Visa
  • How to fill out the B-1 Visa Application Forms
  • Business Visa extension information
  • Information about Business Visa Interviews

Additional Information

  • Visa Eligibility Information
  • List of Documents Required
  • Information about Filing Fees
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  • List of all USCIS Offices in the Nation
  • Directory of U.S. Consulates and Embassies
  • How to get the most recent United States immigration forms


A B-1 Business Visitor Visa holder is not permitted to work in the United States or to receive any type of payment. A work visa is required for foreign nationals who want to work in the United States.

General Information about Business Visas

B-1 Business Visitor Visas are available to foreigners who work for an entity other than the United States. B-1 Business Visas offer more benefits than Visa Waivers. They allow you to apply for a Visa Extension or Adjustment of Status (Green Card) after your arrival in the United States.

The length of stay for a Business Visa

A B-1 Nonimmigrant Visa Business Visa is granted for a six-month stay to American citizens. Visitors visa holders can stay up to 6 months. Each visitor’s stay in the country is determined by the immigration officer at the entry point. The majority of visitors are allowed to stay for six months on their I-94 cards. However, the immigration officer can issue shorter stays depending on the case. The right of a foreign visitor to request an extension of their stay is available upon entry to the United States.

Change of status for B-1 Business Visa

B-1 Business Visa holders are usually eligible to change their status to permanent resident (Green Card Holder) if they meet the requirements. The Visa Waiver Program does not allow individuals to change their status. A Nonimmigrant Visa offers the opportunity to change your status, which is a major advantage over visas issued through the Visa Waiver Program.