How to Get a US Visa for Temporary Business Visitors

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Unless you qualify for entrance without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program, you must get a temporary visitor for a business visa to visit the United States for business.

The classifications of temporary business visits are listed in the table below. See the links in the chart below for more information about eligibility and the application procedure.

Temporary visitors for business:

B-1 Temporary Business Visitor

Temporary business visitor engaged in commercial or professional activities. Consult with colleagues, negotiate a contract, or attend a business conference, for example.

WB Temporary Business Visitor under Visa Waiver Program

Under the Visa Waiver Program, a temporary visitor for business is admitted.

GB Temporary Visitor to Guam

Temporary business visitor (limited to Guam)