Call Us Today: 202-787-1944
Contact Us Today For US Immigration Lawyer

B-1 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


Who are the authorized bodies extending approval at the U.S. Port of Entry?

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the sole authorized body having the authority to permit or deny admission at the U.S. Port of Entry. The period for which a foreign national is authorized to remain in the U.S. is determined by the CBP, and not by the Department of State Consular Officer.

U.S. Business and Tourist Visa: The Essentials

Learn all about B1/B2 visa requirements and avoiding visa denial


As a foreign national is there any additional information which I must remember before applying for a B1 business visa?

You must remember that your visa is valid only until its expiration date unless previously canceled. Therefore, if you have a valid U.S. visitor visa in an expired passport, you may use it along with a new valid passport for travel and admission to the U.S. Attempting to obtain a visa by the willful misrepresentation of a material fact, or fraud, may result in the permanent refusal of a visa or denial of entry into the U.S. If the consular officer should find it necessary to deny the issuance of a visitor visa, you may be allowed to apply again if there is new evidence to overcome the basis for the refusal. In the absence of new evidence, consular officers are not obliged to re-examine such cases.

Still have questions?

Call Support

Talk to a VisaPro Attorney at 1-202-787-1944

Visit the Forums

Learn from our knowledgeable community

Yes, I would like to check my
US visa eligibility.
US Visa Interview: How to present yourself at US Consulate
  • "We are extremely pleased with the prompt, quick and courteous services of VisaPro in arranging our L1 visa. The process was handled very efficiently by VisaPro [legal] professionals. VisaPro is cost effective and a company to get the job done without any follow-ups required."

    - Matrix Laboratories Inc.
  • "VisaPro prepared my case accurately and quickly forwarded them to USCIS for further approval. If you prefer peace of mind and on-time services, VisaPro is definitely a good choice."

    - Northwest Contract Services
  • "VisaPro helps take the confusion and frustration out of the visa application process. They explained each step and what was required."

    - Monona Catering

Contact me for
FREE Visa Assessment

I'm not a robot

We value your privacy.

We handled thousands of immigration matters successfully. Schedule A Consultation