Scientists planning to come to NIH in B-1 status must obtain a B-1 visa stamp in their passport from Department of State at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy abroad. Guidance on applying for the B-1 visa can be found on the
Department of State website.
WB Visitors (ESTA)
Citizens of participating countries in the
Visa Waiver Program may be eligible for WB status, which does not require a visa before entering the United States. Visitors in WB status must meet Visa Waiver Program requirements and have valid
Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval at least 72 hours prior to travel.
Citizens of Canada and Bermuda
Citizens of Canada and Bermuda often do not require visas to enter the United States for temporary business travel purposes. For more information, see U.S. Embassy Ottawa website and the U.S. Consulate Hamilton website.
Citizens of China
Citizens of China must have valid B-1 visa and
Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) approval prior to travel.