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B1 Visa

If you are looking to travel to the US temporarily for the expansion of your business or other business needs, you need to get a B-1 VISA. In usual cases, the B-1 visa is offered to those travelers who need to take part in some business, professional, scientific or education conference or convention or consult with the business associates, negotiate a contract or to set up a new estate in the US. In most cases, the B-1 visa is clubbed with the B-2 visa (B-1/B-2 visa) which is meant for recreational, medical and tourism purposes.

Under this category of visa, the traveler isn’t allowed to undertake any gainful employment in the US or operate a business in the US. As a B-1 visa holder, you can’t draw any kind of salary from a US based entity. But can get reimbursements from a US based source for all the reasonable expenses that you might incur while you are in the US.

How long would it remain valid?

The usual tenure of a B-1 visa is 6 months which can be extended by another 6 months under certain situations. Mostly, a single visit under the B-1 visa doesn’t go beyond a period of one year.

Steps involved in the application of B-1 visa

  • If you are between 14 and 79 years of age and have received a US visa in the past that ran out of validity sometime in the last 12 to 48 months, and you wish to travel to the US for the same purpose, you need not come to the consulate for the visa interview.
  • To apply for the B-1 visa, you need to complete the DS-160 form while ensuring that all the information you furnish is accurate and true. You can opt for our help with this form. Obtaining the DS-160 number is necessary in order to successfully book the appointment.
  • Next step is the payment of fee in accordance with the type of visa you have chosen.
  • Now you need to schedule your appointment. It can be done using the same profile and login credentials you used to pay the visa fee.
  • Bring the required documents to your visa interview.

Our Role

Our team holds an experience of a number of years when it comes to the US visa. The first part of our assistance is checking your profile for any errors and enhancing it to maximize your chances of obtaining the B-1 visa in a time bound manner. Our aim is to ensure a timely and mistake free placement of your request with the authorities. Our in house team also offers holistic assistance in the preparation of your business visa applications, DS-160 form and submitting them with the concerned authorities. Additionally, we also provide assistance in setting up visa and interview appointments and prepare our clients for the same to ensure success in the first go itself. Our interview preparation processes are extremely holistic and put the client at ease, while providing a real interview like experience.