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3 IMPORTANT TIPS FOR U.S. BUSINESS TRAVEL
Permissible activities in Visa Waiver or B-1 status are limited to business activities that are not considered “WORK” in the U.S.
Those activities include:
• Contract negotiations
• Meetings and consultations with business associates
• Participation in company training
• Professional Business conventions
• Conferences or seminars
• Visits to branch offices of one’s company
• Sales calls
Repeated entry to the U.S. raises issues of intent to remain in the U.S. and unauthorized employment.
If you have encountered one of those “warning signs” contact us as soon as possible. You might need to consider applying for a work visa to the U.S. Pay attention to:
• Extended questioning at the port of entry and interrogation in “secondary”
• Officer at the Port of Entry warning that future entry in Visa Waiver or B status will be limited
• Officer decision to limit your period of stay in the U.S.
• Officer decision to deny your entry to the U.S.
Recommended Documentation for business entry to the U.S.
The immigration process to the U.S. is not completed until you are successfully inspected by U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CBP) at the U.S. port of entry. In order to avoid issues at entry we recommend that you travel with the following documents :
• Letter issued by your Israeli employer describing business need for travel
• Registration for conference or exhibition
• Meeting itinerary
• Return ticket