As the centre of global commerce, the US attracts millions of business visitors every year. The US B1 Business Visa is designed for short term business travel to the US. This visa is typically issued for a period of 6-12 months and is used for supporting business activities such as attending conferences, conducting negotiations etc. The scope of this visa is wide and allows for all sorts of activities other than actively running a business. Y-Axis can help you identify the right approach to applying for your B1 visa. Our teams will assist you with your application creation and filing and ensure you have the highest chance of receiving a visa quickly. The B1 visa is valid for six months.
US B1 VISA DETAILS
The B1 Visa is used by visitors for a wide variety of business activities. It is used by businesspersons and executives visiting the US for purposes such as:
For sales or investment meetings
Discuss planned investment or purchases
For business investment purposes
To attend meetings
To interview and hire staff
For research purposes
Ideally, you should apply for the visa a minimum of 2-3 months in advance to allow for all security clearance and processing while meeting all the US business visa requirements. In some cases, there may be a personal interview as well.
The requirements for a US business visa are less stringent than those for other visas, but you must meet them to be eligible. The following are the requirements for obtaining the B1 visa:
That your visit to the United States is for business purposes.
You have sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the United States.
You intend to leave the United States as soon as your visa expires and will not return to your home country.
Since there is no quota on the B1 visa, the documentation required is not as strenuous as for migrant visas. Typically, your application package must contain:
Proof of funds
Letters supporting your reason of visiting the US
Letter from your employer if traveling as an employee
Proof of business ownership if you are traveling as a businessperson
Insurance and other supporting documents
Fill out the DS-160 form.
Pay the B1 visa application fees.
Make an appointment for your visa interview.
Prepare the papers for your B1 visa application.
Participate in the interview.