USA Business Visas

America is a land of freedom and opportunity where free enterprise is encouraged and anyone with the necessary determination can follow their dream – which is why America remains a top immigration destination. Business visas are designed to bring the brightest business brains into the USA to help its booming economy grow even further.

USA Business Visas B1

Under immigration law, foreign nationals who intend to conduct business in the US for longer than 90 days will require a B1 visa. For B1 visa purposes, the definition of the term 'business' does not usually include the undertaking of gainful employment, or operating a business. Instead, the term is limited to short-term activities such as litigation, signing contracts, or attending meetings. Other activities falling within the definition might include:

- Taking part in a sales exhibition.

- Voluntary work.

- Speakers and lecturers who are not paid a fee.

- Unpaid independent researchers whose work will not benefit an American institution.

A B1 visa for the USA also covers professional athletes participating in a tournament for which prize money, as opposed to salary, is their only payment, and religious work as a missionary or preacher. Amateur athletes and non-professional entertainers may qualify for the B2 visa.

US Business Visas for Treaty Traders and Investors

This category of business visa is applicable to nationals of countries with whom the USA maintains a treaty of friendship and commerce:

The E1 visa covers visitors who want to carry on substantial trade between the USA and the treaty country – for example, a business that enjoys substantial sales in the US (more than 50 per cent of its total international trade), but has no outlets there, might qualify for Treaty Trader status. The owner, or business employees, may then qualify for an E1 visa.

An overseas investor who buys a 75 per cent share in a US based business which employs mainly US citizens may be able to enter the US on an E2 visa for the purpose of operating such business.

Category E visas may be issued for up to five years, but applicants must continue to meet the principal trade criteria of the visas. These visas are not intended for applicants simply seeking residence. 

The global marketplace

The world of business is now both instant and global. For a company to enjoy the greatest possible business success, its operations must transcend borders and time zones, and its staff must be free to attend business meetings all over the world. With such obligations, professional support for visas and work permits becomes essential. 

Apply for your USA Business Visas through Brighter Candidates

Whatever the type of business activity, Brighter Candidates can advise which US business visa type is most suited to your requirements. To save time, simply complete our free assessment and one of our consultants will telephone you. See our Green Card through Investment page for further information.

A client explains how we have been helping him to do business for years:

“My job means that I have to travel all over the world, speaking at conferences and selling my company’s products to suppliers around the world. Because I need to be in many different countries over the course of the year, I have known about Brighter for a long time. They have been helping me to secure visas and work permits for countries like Russia, Canada and Australia for years, so I knew that my American visa application was in safe hands with them. As I only needed to be in the States twice in that year, my case was fairly straightforward and my advisor helped me to understand the whole process. If I ever had any questions, it was so comforting that an answer was only ever an e-mail or call away. Not long after I had contacted Brighter, my case was accepted and I was able to travel to America on behalf of my company. I look forward to dealing with Brighter again very soon as their service really takes the stress out of visa applications.”

February 12, 2015

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My experience with Brighter Visas has been wonderful so far. From the day of my assessment to the day of my application to the day of searching for employment, everything has been very smooth. My consultant, Mr. Luke, has been very helpful and accommodating with all my inquiries and needs. He's always available whenever I have questions or when I'm in need of his assistance. He calls me from time-to-time to update me of my case and assures me that everything is going well, which is why I never worry of my application because I'm confident that I am in good hands and in a good team. Brighter Visas also sends e-news letters, which give me more options and knowledge of the employment in my desired country.

I have already recommended Brighter Visas to my friends and would recommend it to my colleagues.

Thank You, Brighter Visas!


The whole experience of using Brighter Visas was very professional and dealt with extremely efficiently, from initial enquiries with Chetan to structuring the application and final outcome with Simin.

I would recommend Brighter to anyone looking to immigrate and in need of an agent.

Many thanks for a pleasant service and great outcome.


The immigration consultant was very knowlegeable and provided me with a regular update on my case. I never imagined it was for real until i got an email that my green card has been approved. At this point, i am more than willingly to recommend Brighter Visas to friends and family members since they truly are the best in rendering professisonal immigration services to people world over.


It is difficult to explain how good it felt when my visa was approved.  Years of dreaming about living overseas out of the smoke.  Then applying to make the move before I got too old with my whole family was so stressful and exciting but also I was very anxious.  I just want to say thanks to the whole team for my visa but most of all for giving me months of free therapy when I needed a little reassurance I was doing the right thing.  

I love my new life and my kids are doing so well in School it is just amazing.