For people to travel for a business-related visit. Also for people to establish, manage or develop a new or existing business, or invest , Business Visa is a non-immigrant visa to the USA. It is called B1 visa. Those who would like to travel to the U.S. for a short duration for business related reasons that do not require actual labor work or receiving payment from a U.S. source can apply for a business visa. The Australian Business Visa Program encourages successful business owners, investors and senior executives to settle in Australia while developing new or existing opportunities in Australian business.
Business migrants taking the first pathway must undergo a 2-stage progression to obtain residency. As such, visa holders are first granted a Business Skills (Provisional) Visa for 4 years and, after establishing the requisite level of business or maintaining their suitable investment, will be eligible to make an application for a Business Skills (Residence) Visa.
The second pathway leading to direct permanent residence is only open to high-calibre business migrants sponsored by a State/Territory government. This category is known as the Business Talent Visa (see below).
The Business Skills Program is divided into 4 categories:
Business Owner category for owners or part-owners of a business;
Senior Executive category for senior executive employees of major businesses;
Investor category for investors/business people willing to invest in Australia; and
Business Talent category for high-calibre business people who have sponsorship from a State/Territory governmen
USA Business Visa (B1 Visa) is for business purpose. People who want to visit USA for certain kinds of “business” related travel can apply for Business visa.
The general definition of “business” under immigration law is limited to :
The term “business” is limited to the negotiation of business contracts.
Consultation with business associates, litigation.
Participation in scientific, educational, professional or business meetings, conventions, conferences or seminars and other legitimate activities of a commercial or professional nature.
Note: Citizens of certain countries may not require Business Visa, if the trip is less than 90 days. This is known as the visa waiver program.
Qualifying for Business B1 visa?
Business visa applicant must demonstrate that :
The purpose of their trip is to enter the U.S. for business;
That they plan to remain for a specific, limited period;
Evidence of funds to cover expenses in the United States;
Evidence of compelling social and economic ties abroad; and
That they have a residence outside the U.S. as well as other binding ties which will insure their return abroad at the end of the visit.
What you ought to know about B-1 visa:
Business visa (B-1) is meant for business purpose only. You can not involved in study or work on b1 visa.
Stay on B1 is given at the port of entry in USA. Length of stay can be extended , you must apply a visa extension application. extension is subject to approval .
You may not be liable to pay any taxes on your business allowances if any.
You may drive, rent an apartment and open a bank account on business visa. (Rules may vary state to state).
All business visa applicants require to be interviewed by a US Consulate, before being granted the business visa. All applicant must apply for B1 visa and setup a personal interview for B1 visa