What Type Of Business Is The B-1 Visa Suitable For?
All types of businesses and individuals may utilize this visa. There is no restriction based on type of business but there is restriction on the type of activities that can be conducted. It is advised that the foreign national travelling to the U.S. in B-1 status review https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/PDF-other/VisaFlyer_B1B2_March_2015.pdf, to ensure that the activities they intend to engage in are authorized. Any violation of your stay in B-1 status could result in future immigration benefits being denied.
What Are The Privileges Of A B-1 Visa?
You are able to travel to the U.S. to conduct activities such as going to conferences, settling estates, negotiating contracts, acquiring leases, opening bank accounts, etc.
What Are The Limitations Of A B-1 Visa?
Although you can “you can temporarily bring goods or products into the United States to solicit orders but you cannot sell them or make money in the United States.” But you cannot work nor receive salary, or income from a U.S. based company, source or entity. See https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-1702?language=en_US. Additionally, “Visitor visas will also not be issued for birth tourism (travel for the primary purpose of giving birth in the United States to obtain U.S. citizenship for their child).” See https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html for more information about the B-1 visa and steps to acquire one if you are currently outside of the United States.
How Long Can I Stay in The U.S. On A B-1 Visa?
The maximum stay allowed on your initial entry into the U.S. is six (6) months. While here in the U.S. you may file a request with USCIS to extend your stay for up to another six (6) months. The “ maximum total amount of time permitted in B-1 status on any one trip is generally 1 year.” See https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/temporary-visitors-for-business/b-1-temporary-business-visitor.
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