An Investor Who Wants to Learn About Tourism Visas

B-1/B-2 Visa: Tourism and Business Activities

The B-1 visa is similar and is typically granted along with the B-2 (such that the visa in your passport will depict, “B-1/B-2”). The B-1 visa is for temporary visitors traveling to the U.S. for business purposes.  However, “business” in the context of the B-1 does not mean “work,” as B-1 visa holders are not work authorized. The business activities covered under the B-1 category are activities such as attending a business or professional conference, …
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Visa Waiver Program

Nationals of certain countries that have agreements with the United States are permitted to enter the U.S. for business or pleasure without first obtaining a visa.  For a discussion on what purposes qualify as business or pleasure, please see B-1/B-2 Tourism and Business Activities. There are currently 36 countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program. Even though travelers visiting the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program do not need a visa, they must still …
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