Can I come to the U.S. on a business trip before my work visa is issued?
If you are a citizen of a country participating in the Visa Waiver Program, you will be allowed to visit the United States for business or personal reasons without obtaining a visa. While you will not be allowed to work while you are on your business trip, you may complete activities such as consulting with business partners; attending short conferences or conventions; attending short-term training; or negotiating a contract. Your stay will be limited to ninety days and no extension or change of status will be permitted. Furthermore, you must be prepared to show a roundtrip airline ticket documenting your departure from the United States within ninety days of entry. The chart below shows the countries that are currently participating in the Visa Waiver Program.
|Greece||the Netherlands||Taiwan (See note)|