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Appropriate Usage of the B-1 Visa - Checklist

Author: Michelle White, Littler

There are alternatives to the H-1B or L-1 visa if a company needs to bring an international employee to the US on a short term basis, but is barred due to the H-1B visa cap and the employee is not eligible for an L-1.

For instance, the B-1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa for individuals who will be entering the US on a temporary basis for business reasons. The B-1 visa allows individuals to enter the US for six months at a time. This checklist can help HR professionals determine whether an employee is qualified for a B-1 visa.