USA Business Visa

If you are looking to start a business or you want to buy an existing business, invest or expand your business in the US, there are ways that allow you to qualify as business foreigners who go to the United States on a temporary or permanent basis.

Here's everything you need to know about US Business Visa...

Business Visas in the USA for Indians have the highest approval chances. The approval period is as little as 3 to 4 weeks and the main reason for disapproval is poor communication. So, the complexity is always lessened with the involvement of consultancy like Prominent Overseas Hyderabad.

Here are A Few Categories of Business Visa Options for Indians

Temporary Investor Visa: E1 & E2 Visa

Individuals who wish to work in the United States by starting or investing in a business may be eligible for an E1 or E2 investor visa. Note that not everyone is eligible, you need to meet several criteria so you may qualify as the temporary investor. Employees, as well as spouses and children of the principal visa holder, may also be eligible for a visa.

Permanent Investor Visa: EB-5 Visa

The EB-5 visa is a way to get your green card and permanent residency through investment. The EB-5 investor visa program enables foreigners who make an investment in a US business to get a green card and rightfully become permanent residents of the United States. The investment can become a gateway to get a green card for the investor to permanently live and work in the United States with their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21.
Canada offers limitless opportunities to people who want to do business in Canada. Every year, thousands of business people go to Canada to try their hand at making a fortune in Canada and there is no reason why one must not.
As a growing nation, Ireland is a potential option for those looking to grow their business internationally or invest in an existing business to earn huge benefits for themselves and their families.
The UK Business Visa in India has one of the highest applicants every year. Even during the pandemic, the process of UK Business Visa didn’t stop. Being an immigration company with years of experience, Prominent Overseas Careers has been assisting applicants all over India.
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New Zealand is a fast-growing nation and it offers limitless opportunities to people who want to do business in the country. Every year, thousands of business persons are looking to try their hand at making a fortune in New Zealand.

Business Expansion Visa: L-1 Visa

The L1 visa, also known as a business expansion visa, is a temporary non-immigrant visa that allows international companies with offices in the US and offices overseas to transfer certain qualified employees to their US offices. L-1 visas are available to employees working for companies outside the United States such as in Canada that have branches, etc in the United States.

US Corporate Immigration

Corporate Immigration is the perfect option for those who have started a business and are looking to expand their business to the United States. This immigration category was specifically designed for large, medium, and small companies that need to transfer their employees across borders. There are vital legal steps to take when transferring employees to the US.

US B1  Business Visa

The B1 Visa is used by visitors for a wide variety of business activities. It is used by businesspersons and executives visiting the US for purposes such as for conducting negotiations, for sales or investment meetings, to discuss planned investment or to make purchases, for business investment purposes, if you need to attend meetings, to interview and hire staff or for research purposes. This visa is typically issued for a period of 6-12 months, you should apply for the visa a minimum of 2-3 months in advance to allow for all security clearance and processing while meeting all the US business visa requirements.

Documents required for USA business visa:

  • Your valid passport issued by the government of India.
  • Your bank statements to prove that you have enough funds with you to support the finances for the duration of your stay.
  • Show letters supporting your reason for why you want to visit the US.
  • Show the letter from your employer if you are traveling as an employee for your company.
  • You must have proof of business ownership if you are traveling as a businessperson.
  • You must also show proof of insurance and other supporting documents.
  • US Work Visa
  • US Spouse Visa
  • US Visit Visa

Being one of the top nations in the world, the US has always been a hub for people who want to earn well and elevate their standard of living. Thousands of people come here every year to study, find suitable jobs and in the long run settle down in the US. In order to work in the United States, One should possess a work visa to be employed in the country. 

The US allows various visa holders permission to bring their family to the US. Students, professionals, entrepreneurs, and others all have the opportunity to call their dependents to the US under different visa programs. 

The B-2 visa is a non-immigrant US visa. This visa gives you permission to enter the US for a short period of time either for tourism to visit the places and for sightseeing, recreation like attending social events, or even for visiting family and friends.

FAQ's Section:

Is a business visa open for the USA?

Yes, the business visa for the US is open and anyone who meets the eligibility requirements can apply for it.

Is B1 Visa Open in India?

Ans: B1/B2 Slots for renewals opened starting from December 5th and they are available for January 2022 and Feb 2022. More slots will continue to open soon.

How can I get a US business visa from India?

Ans: Apply for a B1/B2 Visa from India, by completing the DS-160 form online, Pay the visa application fee. The application fee is USD 160 (INR 11,832 Approximately), Schedule an appointment, Attend the interview at the Consulate or Embassy.

How long can I stay in the US with a business visa?

Ans: The US B1/B2 Tourist visa is valid for 10 years after issue. It means that after that time, you will need to renew your B1/B2 Visa if you want to stay in the United States long-term again. Also, it allows you to stay in the U.S. for a maximum of 180 days Per Entry.

How long does it take to get a B1 B2 visa?

Ans: In general, B1 visa processing time takes around 3 months (90 days) for USCIS to process work permit applications but has been taking longer recently, often to 4.5–5 months (135–150 days) to process.