USA Business Visa for Pakistan:
USA B1 Visa – To negotiate a Business Contract:
The “visitor” visa is a non-immigrant visa for persons desiring to enter the United States temporarily for business (B-1), for pleasure or medical treatment (B-2), or combination of both (B-1/B-2) purposes. Alien visitors coming to the United States temporarily for business are covered by the B-1 non-immigrant visa (NIV) category.
By and large, periods of stay in the United States under the B-1 visa category are brief. In order to qualify for a B-1 visa, the prospective alien applicant must maintain a residency abroad to which he/she plans to return. Also, the employer, on whose behalf he/she is traveling to the US, must have their main place of business where profits are accrued overseas Trips that are made to the United States in this category cannot involve employment in the U.S. Further, payment to the B-1 visa holder should occur abroad, although payment from outside the US may be arranged through a US financial institution.
The duration of authorized stay for a B-1 holder is decided by the Customs and Border Patrol officer at the time of the B-1 holder’s entry into the U.S., and usually ranges from one week to six months. However, they may be admitted for an initial period up to one year (8 CFR § 214.2(b)(1)). However, the majority of the approved visits are for less than three months at a time. Only in rare circumstances would an initial period of entry exceeding six months be granted. It is possible to obtain extensions to the duration of stay under B-1 visas in increments of six months.
B-1 holders may change status to another non-immigrant status, like H-1, J-1, F-1 or B-2. A change of status from B-1 or B-2 visa to J-1 or M-1 is a common scenario because enrolling in a course of study is expressly prohibited while under either of the B visa categories. However, one should be cautious when changing from B-1 status to another non-immigrant status. Using the B category as a stepping stone to a different non-immigrant status for the purpose of avoiding the more stringent application procedures associated with the new status is frowned upon by USCIS. In addition, the holder of a B-1 status may successfully apply for an adjustment of status to an immigrant visa or status in certain situations.
USA B-1 Visitor Visa Purpose:
If the purpose for your planned travel is to consult with business associates, travel for a scientific, educational, professional or business convention, or conference on specific dates, settle an estate, or negotiate a contract, then a business visitor visa (B-1) would be the appropriate type of visa for your travel.
Consulting with business associates
Traveling for a scientific, educational, professional or business convention, or a conference on specific dates
Settling an estate
Negotiating a contract
Participating in short-term training
Transiting through the United States: certain persons may transit the United States with a B-1 visa
Deadheading: certain air crewmen may enter the United States as deadhead crew with a B-1 visa
US B1 Visa for Business Negotiation:
A foreign national traveling to the United States to conduct temporary business needs a visitor visa (B-1) unless qualifying for entry under the Visa Program.
Examples of temporary business include:
- Attending business meetings or consultations
- Attending a business convention or conference
- Negotiating contracts || Source ||
US B1 Visa Eligibility:
You must demonstrate the following in order to be eligible to obtain a B-1 visa:
- The purpose of your trip is to enter the United States for business of a legitimate nature
- You plan to remain for a specific limited period of time
- You have the funds to cover the expenses of the trip and your stay in the United States
- You have a residence outside the United States in which you have no intention of abandoning, as well as other binding ties which will ensure your return abroad at the end of the visit
If you are travelling to U.S. to negotiate or finalise a business contract, the visa officer will ask you to provide a copy of contract.
Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 – Learn more about completing the DS-160. You must: 1) complete the online visa application and 2) print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview.
Note: If you are in the United States in another valid nonimmigrant status, you may be eligible to change to B-1 status. To change to B-1 status, you must file a Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. For more information, see the “Change my Nonimmigrant Status” link to the right.
Photo – You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must be in the format explained in the Photograph Requirements.
Period of Stay/Extension of Stay:
|Initial Period of Stay||Extension of Stay|
|1 to 6 months; 6 months is the maximum||Up to 6 months; maximum total amount of time permitted in B-1 status on any one trip is generally 1 year.|
At the port of entry, an immigration official must authorize your admission to the United States, and, if you are eligible for admission, you may be admitted initially for the period necessary to carry out your business activities, up to a maximum period of 1 year. If you who wish to stay beyond the time indicated on the Form I-94 without departing from the United States, you must file Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and submit any required supporting documents to USCIS. For more information, see the ”Extend my Stay” link to the right.
US Embassy Fee in Pakistan:
The application fees are listed below and apply to one visa application. The application fee for the most common nonimmigrant visa types is $160 / PKR 18720. This includes tourist, business, student, and exchange visas. Most petition-based visas like work and religious visa fees is US$190.
US Embassy Islamabad Address:
U.S. Embassy in Islamabad
Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5
Phone: (+92) 51-208-0000 / (+92) 051-201-4000