B1 visa is a type of nonimmigrant tourist visa for persons desiring to enter the United States temporarily for business (B-1) or for pleasure, tourism or medical treatment (B-2).
Business Visitor Visas (B-1) – If the purpose for an individual’s planned travel is to consult with business associates, travel for a scientific, professional, educational 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.
Countries with Visa Waiver Program: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of 36 participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business (visitor [B] visa purposes only) for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa.
Visa Waiver Program – Participating Countries
|Greece||the Netherlands||United Kingdom|
B1 Visa Document Requirements:
- Digital Image (photo)
- Form DS-160 i.e. Online Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application
- Visa Application fee
- Visa interview appointment
The digital image must adhere to the following specifications:
|Dimensions||The image dimensions must be in a square aspect ratio (the height must be equal to the width). Minimum acceptable dimensions are 600 x 600 pixels. Maximum acceptable dimensions are 1200 x 1200 pixels.|
|Color||The image must be in color (24 bits per pixel) in sRGB color space which is the common output for most digital cameras.|
|File Format||The image must be in JPEG file format|
|File Size||The image must be less than or equal to 240 kB (kilobytes).|
|Compression||The image may need to be compressed in order for it to be under the maximum file size. The compression ratio should be less than or equal to 20:1.|