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

For further information

11 Menachem Begin Rd. Rogovin Tower, Ramat Gan Israel 5268104

T: (+972) 073-224-1737    E: OFFICE@AK-IMMIGRATION.COM