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B1 and B2 Visa: Business and Tourism

If you want to enter the U.S. as a visitor, you would typically apply for one of the following:

  • A nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay
  • An immigrant visa for permanent residence

To be considered for a visitor visa, you need to meet one of the following categories:

  • Business (B-1)
  • Tourism (B-2)
  • A combination of Business and Tourism (B-1/B-2)
Business (B-1)

Here are some purposes to visit that would qualify you for B-1:

  • To consult with business associates
  • To negotiate a contract
  • To attend a convention or conference related to your business/profession, or one that is educational or scientific in nature
  • To settle an estate
Tourism (B-2)

Here are some purposes to visit that would qualify you for B-2:

  • Vacation (to go on holiday)
  • To visit with friends or relatives
  • For social events hosted by fraternal, social, or service organizations
  • To participate, unpaid, in events related to music, sports, or other pursuits as an amateur enthusiast
  • To receive medical treatment
  • To take a short recreational study course that does not contribute toward a degree (ex. a two-day nature survivalist class taken during a vacation)

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