If you need to travel to the United States for business purposes, you will need to obtain a business (B-1) visa prior to doing so. You will likely qualify for the business visa if you’re visiting the United States to meet with business associates, to settle a contract, or to attend an educational, business, or scientific conference. Sometimes, the B-1 visa is issued with the B-2 visa, which is for recreational purposes. Here are a few tips that will help you get a business visa.
Business Visa Qualifications
To apply for a business visa, you need to fulfill a few qualifications. You must prove that you are traveling to the United States for business, medical treatment, or recreational purposes and that your stay will be temporary. Financial records must also be provided to prove that you have the funds to cover the costs of your stay in the United States. Finally, you must prove that you have residence in a foreign country. This will show that you have a reason to return abroad.
Visa Application Process
Fill out the DS-160 form online to begin the application process. Before you submit the application, ensure that all the information is accurate, as you cannot make any changes once the form has been submitted. You will then have to pay the visa fee, which varies by the type of visa. The receipt number you receive after payment will enable you to book appointments. One appointment must be scheduled for the visa interview at a United States embassy or consulate while the other appointment must be scheduled for the VAC.
At the VAC, you will have your photograph and fingerprints taken. You must have the appointment with the VAC before the appointment interview at the embassy or consulate. After these appointments, you will likely receive your business visa in the mail.