What is a B1/B2 Visa?
The B-1/B-2 U.S. visa, a nonimmigrant visitor visa, outlines specific permitted activities and requires proof of trip's temporariness and financial capability.
- Attend business meetings or consult with colleagues
- Attend a convention or conference in the fields of science, education, business, or professional
- Settle an estate
- Discuss/Negotiate a contract
- Vacation (holiday)
- Visit with family or friends
- Medical assistance
- Attending social gatherings held by fraternal, social, or service organizations
- Amateurs participating in sporting, musical, or similar activities or competitions without receiving payment
- Enrolment in a brief, non-degree-granting course of study (for example, a two-day cooking class while on vacation)
- Studying at a University or Institution
- Any professional performance, either for money or in front of an audience that is paying
- Arrival as a crew member of a ship or aircraft
- Work in journalism, radio, film, print, or other informational media as a foreign press reporter
- Permanent residence in the U.S.
- Have a foreign residence with no intention of abandoning that residence
- Be travelling through the country temporarily
- Intend to leave the country after the stay
- Have an allowable business or tourist-related activities in the U.S.
- Possess sufficient resources to travel to, vacation, and leave the U.S.
- Receive no payment from a US organization for travel for work purposes
- When you apply for the visa, you must be outside of the U.S.