What do I bring to the US border for a B1 Business Visitor Visa for Houston

Houston is a very popular city in the US, and is particularly favoured by business travelers. For this type of travel, many people must obtain a certain type of visa to help get into the US that is intended for exactly these types of business functions – the B1 business visitor visa. These types of visas tend to be quickly received as there are no processing times, however, that does not mean that they are easily given out. The US customs and border officials need to be totally certain one’s purposes for traveling to the US are appropriate for a B1 business visitor visa, as demonstrated by certain required paperwork you must take along with you. 

Documents needed for the B1 business visitor visa

When you travel to the US border or other entry point to get the B1 business visa, you’ll have to supply US representatives with certain paperwork that proves one is qualified for the B1 visa. Above all, you must prove that you’re going to only be doing things that are permitted with a B1 visa. These types of business activities could be: meeting with one’s US contacts, participating in conferences or examining business opportunities, going to conventions and many other activities.

You must explain – with documents as evidence – to US immigration officials that you’re going to go home once your business activities are complete. You should take virtually all reasonable evidence of ties to Canada along with you when you head to the United States. Some examples of these documents include proof of property ownership in Canada, bank account data, credit or loan information, evidence you have immediate family at your home or even specifics of your full-time job that’s waiting for you back home.

A letter from your workplace conveying your job description and its importance, in addition to your travel schedule and a list of intended activities while in the US can also show officials you’ll be acting accordingly on your B1 visa. If some organization invited you to attend a convention, you could include this invitation in your document package also.

Hire an immigration attorney for your B1 business visitor visa

You need to keep your supporting documents organized correctly and formatted effectively so the customs officials at the US entry point or border fully comprehends that you’re going to the US for business activities that are allowed on the B1 visa. If they suspect otherwise, you could run into some serious issues.

We have assisted numerous Canadians who needed to visit the US for business. We know precisely what the US customs and border officers will want to see when it comes to your documents and your request for the B1 business visa. Let us help you!

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.



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