The B1/B2 visitor visa is a non-immigrant visa for those desiring to enter the United States temporarily for business, pleasure, or medical treatment. The purpose of the visit should be short term, and applicants should have residence outside the U.S. To obtain a B1/B2 visa, applicants will need to showstrong evidence to prove that their intention is to remain in the U.S. for a limited period of time, and that they have other binding ties to their home countries, which will insure their return home.
Persons planning to travel to the United States for a different purpose -- such as students wishing to enroll in a course of study in the U.S. or temporary workers must apply for a different visa in the appropriate category. Visitors from specified countries may be able to travel to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less without obtaining a U.S. visa on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Download the document below for more information regarding B1 status.