In order to travel to the United States for a temporary stay as a tourist or for temporary business purposes it may be necessary for some people to obtain either a B1 or B2 visa.
A visitor visa may be required if the applicant holds a passport from a country that does not participate in the US Visa Waiver Program, or the applicant is a national of a Visa Waiver Program but cannot enter the United States as a result of a criminal conviction; a violation of US immigration law; an entry denial; or an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) denial.
Persons planning to travel to the US for a different purpose such as students, temporary workers, crewmen, journalists, etc., must apply for a different visa in the appropriate category.
Business Visitor Visa – If the purpose for your planned travel is to consult with business associates; travel for a scientific, educational, professional or business convention or conference on specific dates; or negotiate a contract, or related activities then a business visitor visa (B1) would be the appropriate type of visa for your travel.
Pleasure, Tourism, Medical Treatment Visitor Visa – If the purpose of your planned travel relates to tourism, visits with friends or relatives, or medical treatment then a visitor visa (B-2) would be the appropriate type of visa for your travel.
NNU Immigration are here to help!
NNU Immigration are specialists across all classes of US visa, including the B1 visa.
The rules surrounding the B1 visa require careful interpretation and application.
With exceptional knowledge and insight into the visa application processes, we advise non-US nationals on available US visa and immigration options, including the B1 visa, providing full support submitting applications to the relevant US authorities.
US immigration policy is undergoing a period of considerable upheaval; we can advise on the prevailing impact of any changes in US visa rules that may impact the entry routes available to you.