The B1 category may be appropriate for foreign scholars wishing to visit Northern Kentucky University for short periods of time for professional activities. These activities may not constitute employment. Appropriate activities include:
Visitors in the B1/B2 classification are not permitted to engage in any form of employment in the United States. They are allowed to receive reimbursements and honoraria as long as:
The United States provides two exceptions to the requirement for a visa.
Exception 1: Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
The first exception to the visa requirement is for citizens of countries participating in the VWP, which allows citizens admission for business or tourism for up to 90 days without a visa.
For a list of participating countries and for additional information about VWP, please visit the Visa Waiver section of the U.S. Department of State website.
Exception 2: Canadian citizens
The other visa exception applies to Canadian citizens who are not required to obtain a visa for admission to the United States in any immigration (visa) category.
The following steps are suggested for departments intending to invite B1 visitors: