If you are a national of one of the 40 member countries to date in 2022 of the American visa waiver program ( Visa Waiver Program ), you have the possibility of traveling to the USA for a stay of less than 90 days without obtaining an American visa. . All you have to do is apply online for an ESTA Travel Authorization. The US administration allows you to make a short-term stay (maximum 90 days) simply by having a valid ESTA. Your In this case, you must complete an ESTA form before traveling to the USA for a 90-day tourist or business trip.
What do we mean by tourist or business visa?
This type of visa grants its holder the possibility of signing contracts, meeting customers and business partners, participating in seminars, going to exhibitions, taking orders, making trips through the regions of the country. But does not authorize its holder to exercise a professional activity or to be hired. The tourist stay does not exceed 90 days.
This type of USA tourist visa is not renewable on American soil. Its holder cannot ask to extend it, the holder of the tourist visa cannot change its status and or modify its termination date. A B2 tourist visa will allow you to stay for more than 90 days but then outside the visa waiver program.
How to obtain the B1 visa or the B2 visa
This type of visa is intended for those who are not part of the visa exemption program who wish to spend a tourist stay in the USA. Or it concerns ESTA holders who therefore benefit from the Visa Waiver Program but who wish to extend their stay beyond 90 days. The request is made at the US Embassy in your country of origin. For more information you can visit the official US government website: https://ceac.state.gov/genniv .
It should be noted that the applicant will have to provide all the documents or all the proof of his good faith not to want to translate his visa application for tourism or business into a temporary or even definitive residence permit. The ESTA authorization is the title that best suits a tourist or business stay because it allows multiple entries and exits from the USA territory without difficulty.