Business Visitor Visa (B-1)
A temporary visa is available to business visitors visiting the United States temporarily to conduct business activities. Most often, B-1 visas are a proper way for a foreigner to come the United States for purposes to attend business meetings, consult with business partners, attend conferences, negotiate agreements, and evaluate investments or similar limited activities.
Visitor in B-1 status may not receive compensation from a U.S. employer or perform any productive work in the United States that U.S. workers could perform.
In order to obtain a B-1 visa, the applicant must show self-support in the United States, provide proof of the purpose of the business trip and demonstrate an intent to return to his home country.