Can Canadians Conduct Business in the US?

A Canadian or any other foreign national who wishes to do business in the United States on behalf of their Canadian company or employer may be required to obtain a B1 business visitor visa before they will be allowed entry into the United States to do so. Can Canadians Do Business in The United States

A B1 business visitor visa is not the same as a work permit, and a work permit is a very different type of United States visa all together. It is important not to confuse the two, but this can actually be very difficult!

What activities are allowed on a B1 business visitor visa?

The main issue many have when considering whether they need a B1 business visitor visa or a United States work permit is that the definitions for activities that are allowed on a B1 business visa (and that do not require a United States work permit) are not always clear. In most cases, the general rules is that you can conduct business in the United States for a Canadian or foreign company on a B1 business visitor visa. But if you are working for a United States employer, a work permit is needed.

Some examples of activities that are considered acceptable on a B1 business visitor visa include business meetings, conventions, conferences, meeting with associates and buying property for your business.

One of the best things about a B1 business visitor visa is that you can apply right at the border. But that also means you can be denied at the border – make sure you are ready for your B1 business visitor visa application before you go to the border. We can help you! Please contact us using the phone number above for assistance.

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