I have a business meeting in the US

Do you have an upcoming business meeting or other business event in the United States? Many, many people travel to the United States every single year for important business trips. However, many people – including Canadian citizens – are unaware that you may require a B1 business visitor visa in order to do so. Business Meeting in the US

This business visitor visa is strictly for non-work activities, so it can be kind of tricky to determine whether you need a work permit or a business visitor visa. An immigration lawyer who is experienced in United States work visas and visitor visas can help you.

What can I do on a B1 business visitor visa?

You can engage in many different activities on a B1 business visitor visa, including purchasing property in the United States, investigating business opportunities, negotiating contracts, attending business conferences, attending business conventions, consulting with your associates and attending business meetings.

The most important thing is that United States immigration officials are satisfied that you will not be entering the United States for activities that would require a work permit.

You will have to demonstrate this when you apply for your business visitor visa, as well as demonstrate that you will be returning to Canada because the business visitor visa is a temporary visa.

You can do this by bringing with you a letter from your employer detailing your work in Canada and reasons for your trip, as well as a letter from the organization that has invited you to the United States if applicable. You also need to show evidence of your close ties to Canada, which can include information about your family in Canada, information about your home or mortgage, information about your investments and assets as well as information about your employment.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

2 thoughts on “I have a business meeting in the US


    Pleased I stumbled upon this article, it presented some impacting ideas and I certainly plan to check back in the future, to read what other people are saying regards the issue.

    1. owen

      Thank you very much for the feedback, we really appreciate it. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.



Leave a Comment:

Your email address will not be published.


The content and comments of this blog are not legal advise and and may not be accurate or complete. If you require legal advice, contact a licensed legal practitioner directly. If you post on this blog, you assume full responsibility for disclosing your identity to the public and VisaPlace nor its affiliates are not responsible for protecting your privacy nor your identity concerning your participation in our blog and you assume any risks in participating.