For most business travelers, a B-1 visa is needed to conduct business in the United States. However, 37 countries have a special program under which it is possible to travel to the United States under the visa waiver program. This provides for a more streamlined process for professionals who regularly do business in this country. If you are a company that regularly does business with one of the countries eligible for the visa waiver program, St. Louis Immigration Law Lawyers can explain this waiver program to you and how it may help your business partners.
St. Louis Immigration Law Lawyers on the ESTA
The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) was created to make it easier for people to travel to the United States without waiting for a visa authorization. Because some transactions are time sensitive and require a physical presence quickly, it is best to have your business partners register with this program. In order to be eligible with the ESTA, a person must, among other requirements:
- Intend to stay in the United States for 90 days or less
- Be from one of the 37 participating countries
- Have a valid passport from their home country
- Have a return or onward ticket
St. Louis Immigration Law Lawyers can help get a person registered with this program and help with any issues that may arise during this process. By cutting down on wasted time and wasted cost, your business partners can make travel much more efficient.
If you have a question about the visa waiver program or any business immigration issues, contact the St. Louis Immigration Law Lawyers at McMahon Berger today. Our experienced team of attorneys can bring a cost-effective approach to any immigration issues your company may have. For a free consultation, contact us today.