USA Business Visa (B1 Visa) is a temporary visa granted to citizens of foreign countries who wish to come to the United States for business purposes.
According to the US Department of State, a 'business visa' is limited to visitors who want to :
Qualifying for Business B1 visa?
Business visa applicant must demonstrate that :
What you ought to know about B-1 visa:
All business visa applicants require to be interviewed by a US Consulate, before being granted the business visa. All applicants must apply for B1 visa and setup a personal interview.
Below is the application and stamping process for applying for a USA business visa from India.
Digital images of the applicant are required for some visa categories, while photos are required for other visa categories. The acceptance of your digital image or photo is at the discretion of the U.S. embassy or consulate where you apply.
The criteria for your photo or digital image are as follows:
See the complete photograph requirements for US business visa.
Please Note: Some embassies or consulates no longer require you to upload a digital photograph while filling out the DS-160 form. In such cases, the photograph will taken at the OFC (offsite facilitation center) or ASC (Application Service Center) along with the fingerprint at Visa Application Center.
Business visa application (Form DS160) must be completed online, over the internet. You can complete the application here.
After successfully completing the application, you will receive a confirmation with a 10-digit barcode. Take a printout of this page. This will be needed for setting up your visa interview appointment.
See complete details on how to fill business visa application form DS160.
After you pay the fees, you will have to schedule 2 appointments as part of the visitor visa process. The two-part appointment process consists of an appointment with one of the five Offsite Facilitation Center (OFC) to give Biometrics information that includes fingerprinting and photograph , and second an appointment with the Consulate or Embassy for a personal visa interview.
Take online visa appointment at official website for US visa appointment.
See complete details of taking a US Business Visa Interview Appointmen.
On the day and time of your appointment for interview, go to the consulate where your interview is scheduled. Carry all mandatory and supporting documents and originals.
Carry the following to your interview:
See complete details of the business visa interview process.
For those who have currently applied for this visa or are planning to apply for the visa in the future, here is some useful information on the process.
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