B-1 Business Visa

B-1 Business Visa

The B1 Business Visitor visa is available to visitors seeking short-term entry into the U.S. to engage in legitimate business activities of a commercial or professional nature that do not involve receiving salary or payment of any kind from a U.S. source.

Note: B1 visa holders may not receive salary, compensation, etc. from any U.S. source except for reimbursement of incidental travel expenses only.

EK Law Office PLLC will prepare and file all the required documents for business visitors applying for the B1 visa.

B1 Visa Is Appropriate For:

1.Employees of a foreign company coming to the U.S. to:

a.Solicit sales, negotiate contracts, or take orders from established customers

b.Engage in consultations with U.S. business associates

2.Foreign business persons coming to the U.S. to:

a.Attend professional conferences or conventions or executive seminars

b.Undertake independent research, such as product or market research

c.Make investments

3.Foreign physicians coming to the U.S. to:

a.Observe new procedures and

b.Offer consulting services without performing any patient care

4.Personal/domestic servants accompanying:

a.Returning U.S. citizens who are temporarily assigned to the U.S. and who permanently reside in a foreign country

b.B, EFHIJ or L visa holders

5.Professional entertainers coming to the U.S. to:

a.Participate in a cultural program sponsored by their home country to perform before a nonpaying audience

b.Participate in a competition for which there is no remuneration, other than a prize (monetary or otherwise) and expenses

6.Professional athletes coming to the U.S. to:

a.Participate in a tournament or sporting event, and receive no salary or payment other than prize money

7.Foreign missionary workers coming to the U.S. to:

a.Perform missionary work on behalf of a religious denomination, provided that they will not receive any remuneration from the U.S. other than an allowance or other reimbursement for expenses incidental to their stay

b.Engage in an evangelical tour provided they do not receive remuneration from a U.S. source, other than offerings contributed at each evangelical meeting

c.Preach or exchange pulpits with their U.S. counterparts, provided the church in their native countries reimburses them

d.Participate in voluntary service program which benefits a U.S. local community provided they do not receive any salary or remuneration other than an allowance or reimbursement for expenses incidental to their stay from the U.S. sponsor