The Business Visa Center (BVC) is part of the Department of State’s ongoing effort to facilitate the issuance of visas for legitimate business travelers worldwide. The Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa Office created the Business Visa Center to serves businesses in the United States and their partners, customers and colleagues around the world by providing information on business (B1) visitor visa travel to the United States. This includes explaining the application process for business clients, partners, foreign employees and others whom American companies and organizations invite to the United States.
The Business Visa Center cannot guarantee the issuance of a visa, overturn visa adjudications, or advise on visa classifications, since these remain the responsibilities of consular staff at U.S. embassies/consulates abroad. Rather, the Business Visa Center functions to:
For inquiries falling within the scope of the Business Visa Center’s services, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred means of contact) or call (202) 485-7675 Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., ET.
Improved information for businesses and the public, in the form of up-to-date details about wait times for interviews and processing times, is available on U.S. Embassy and Consulate websites and at usvisas.state.gov. This information allows business travelers to better prepare for their interview and to better plan their travel to the United States.
Improved information for businesses and the public, in the form of up-to-date details about wait times for interviews and visa processing times, is available on most U.S. Embassy and Consulate websites and usvisas.state.gov. This information allows business travelers to better prepare for their interviews and plan their trips.
Do you still have questions about how the Business Visa Center can help you? See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.