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Visitor Visas (B-1/B-2, WB/WT, GB)

Temporary Visitors for Business: B-1, WB, and GB

These visas or waiver programs are used for cases such as traveling for an educational convention, a conference, or negotiating a contract.

These visas are not sponsored by the university. However, a letter of invitation [PDF] is required to be written. Departments must have the approval of ISSS before sending a support letter. This template [PDF] should be used by the department and submitted for review to ISSS at isss@drexel.edu. The department will be informed of its approval or edits within three business days of submission.

  • Reimbursement for travel expense and or an honorarium may be possible under this category only when pre-approved by ISSS. (9 FAM 402.2-5(F)(2) Honorarium Payment)
  • Activity cannot last more than 9 days at a single academic institution.
  • Cannot accept honoraria from more than 5 institutions/organizations within a 6-month period.

Temporary Visitors for Pleasure: B-2 and WT

These visas or waiver programs are used to vacation in the U.S. The bearer may participate in social events at Drexel, but not be paid for services rendered.

These visas are not sponsored by the university. However, a letter of invitation [PDF] is required to be written. Departments must have the approval of ISSS before sending a support letter. This template [PDF] should be used by the department and submitted for review to ISSS at isss@drexel.edu. The department will be informed of its approval or edits within three business days of submission.

Breakdown of Categories

B1/B-2 Visas

WB/WT Visas

  • Reserved for individuals coming from countries that are a part Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
  • Visa not required for admission if the criteria is meet
  • Limited to 90-day admission to U.S.
  • Review the requirements.