Business Visas: the Businessman’s Way to the United States

Business visas: Nature and Purpose

A Business visas is sometimes referred to as “Business visitor” visa or “Tourist Business” visa. It is designed for business people who wish to come to the United States for a short stay. For business purposes, the petitioner applies for B-1 visa while for tourism and medical related purposes; the petitioner applies for B-2 visa. Business visas are classified as nonimmigrant visas that allow foreign individuals to come and stay in the U.S. for a limited period.


The petitioner is authorized to stay in the U.S. for six months up to one year and sometimes even more with multiple entries.

Business visas allowable activities and limitations

BI visa holders is only allowed business related activities like attending a seminar, workshop, product orientation, product research or product development or for any specific business activity for the business abroad. For B-2 visa holders, they are allowed to visit friends and socialize, visit places, to perform in theatres and perform exhibits, but generally, holders of Business visas are not permitted to work or to receive compensation from any US source during his stay in the United States.

Business visas: Requirements and Limitations

Petitioners for Business visas have to apply to the United States Consulate or U.S. Embassy of the petitioner’s home country or through an Immigration agent at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) posts. To be eligible, the petitioner must show:

  • Sufficient proof of permanent residency in the foreign country and his intention to return to his home country after his stay in the United States;
  • Enough financial resources to support himself during his stay in the U.S.; and
  • Convincing proof that the purpose of the travel is for a limited period required for some business activitity or for pleasure or both business and pleasure.

The grant of Business visas is the sole discretion of the US Consular official. The decision is based upon the evaluation of the documents conducted by the U.S. Consular official. In case of denial of the visa application, the law provides no appeal from the decision of the U.S. Consular Official.

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