B-1 Visas

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Funding for Individuals in B-1

B-1 Visitors must demonstrate to U.S. consular and/or DHS officials that adequate financial arrangements exist to enable them to fulfill the purpose of their visit to the United States, to avoid unlawful employment, and to ensure their departure from the United States.

B-1 Visitors may not receive a salary or other remuneration from a U.S. source other than reimbursement for expenses incidental to the individual's temporary stay (i.e., per diem and travel).

If the scientist is reimbursed for per diem expenses during his or her stay at UMMC, discretion should be used to determine an appropriate amount. It is important to remember that reimbursement for per diem cannot be used as a mechanism to pay the Business Visitor a stipend or salary.