B-1 — Business Visitors

B-1 status is available to foreign nationals coming to the United States for a short time period to engage in meetings, seminars, consultations and other activities not involving productive employment. In most cases, obtaining B-1 status is straightforward; an application can be made directly with a U.S. embassy or consulate. However, issues may arise where the applicant cannot demonstrate his or her intention to return to his or her home country at the conclusion of their trip to the United States. We assist clients in avoiding and resolving these issues, and also specialize in establishing B-1 policies for multinational companies to avoid practices that could lead to unauthorized employment liability.

“Learn more about B-1 Classifications in our Resources section”


Oakland, CA
428 Alice Street, Suite 231,
Oakland, CA 94607
Hawaii   [by appointment only]
250 Ohua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
9300 John Hickman Parkway,
Suite 1003
Frisco, TX 75035