The B-1 visa classification is available to eligible foreign businessmen and women who would like to enter the United States for business purposes including, but not limited to, the following:
- Consulting with business associates
- Traveling for a scientific, educational, professional or business convention, or a conference on specific dates
- Settling an estate
- Negotiating a contract
- Participating in short-term training
- Transiting through the United States: certain persons may transit the United States with a B-1 visa
- Deadheading: certain air crewmen may enter the United States as deadhead crew with a B-1 vis
To be eligible for a B-1 visa, foreign nationals must prove that the purpose of their trip is to enter the United States for business of a legitimate nature and that they plan on staying in the U.S. for a specific and limited period of time. In addition, B-1 visa applicants must prove they have the funds to cover their travel and personal expenses, have a residence outside the U.S that they have no intention of abandoning, have other ties outside the U.S that guarantees their return abroad when their visit ends, and are otherwise admissible to the U.S. Once granted, a B-1 visa is good for an initial stay of up to 6 months with the possibility of extending status for another 6 months, up to a total of 1 year maximum.
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Gold Law Group assists clients with a wide variety of business-related immigration matters including B-1 visas. If you are a foreign national interested in applying for a B-1 visa, or if you are a U.S employer wishing to file a B-1 visa petition on behalf of a prospective foreign employee, visa please call 323.394.1281 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and evaluation.
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