Other Nonimmigrant Visas (NIV)

Visitor / Tourist Visa (B-2)

A temporary work visa is available to business visitors: foreign nationals visiting the United States temporarily to conduct business that benefits for a foreign employer. Most often, B-1 visas are obtained so that an alien may consult, sell products, attend conferences or business meetings, evaluate investments, etc. in the United States. A B-1 may receive no compensation from a United States employer, nor may a B-1 perform productive work in the United States  that United States workers could perform. In order to obtain a B-1 visa, the applicant must show that he or she has the ability to support him or herself in the United States, provide proof of  the purpose of the business trip and demonstrate an intent to return to an unabandoned foreign residence.