Visitor Visa


Visitor’s Visa To The United States

A visitor’s visa provides individuals with temporary entry into the U.S. to pursue business ventures, for travel, or to participate in research endeavors. The legal professionals at USILAW offer clients support throughout the visa application process.


There are provisions within the Visitor’s Visa program that enable individuals to engage in short term work assignments on a B-1 visa. Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

Selected Categories of Permissible Travel on a B-1 Visitor’s Visa:


Cannot receive salary or income other than prize money for participation in a tournament or sporting event. May try out for a professional team but cannot remain the US playing on a US team in this category.

Business Venture

Short term visit to assess business needs or attend meetings. Cannot remain in the US to manage business. Receipt of salary or other employment benefits not allowed.

Conference, Meeting, Trade Show or Business Event

Temporary visit limited to scientific, educational, professional or business purposes. Cannot receive salary or income from a US company/entity.

Lecturer or Speaker

Cannot receive salary or other employment benefits from a US company/entity. Honorariums permitted with restrictions on the type and number of institutions (within a 6-month period) they are received from.


Allowed to enter the US to conduct independent research. Cannot receive income or benefits from a US entity/institution.


May participate in a training program that is not designed primarily to provide employment. Cannot receive payment or income from a US company/entity, other than an expense allowance or reimbursement related to stay.

These individuals may travel on a B-1/B-2 visa and will be admitted to the United States as B1 visitors. They may only stay in the U.S. for the time allotted by the Department of Homeland Security at the port of entry (up to a maximum of 3 months). As with everyone travelling on a B1/B2 visa, such individuals must still show strong professional, familial and financial or other ties to their home country or place of residence. This demonstrates a commitment and incentive to return to the country of origin or another country other than the United States.

For assistance, contact our immigration lawyers and legal staff today.