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Non-Immigrant Visa Categories:
 
  • B-1 Visitor to see family, tour or seek medical treatment.

  • B-2 Visitor to see family, tour or seek medical treatment.

  • Visitors are limited to a 6 month or less stay.

  • E-1 Business Trader or Investor from countries with whom the U.S. has signed a trade or investment treaty.

  • E-2 The trader/investor must direct and control a new or existing business in which he or she has made a substantial investment.

    Traders/Investors may extend their stay indefinitely.

  • F-1 Full-time Student who has a certificate of eligibility for enrollment by an educational institution approved Immigration and Naturalization Service and who has an affidavit of support guaranteeing tuition and living expenses.

  • Students may be admitted for a specified period of time or for the duration of their status as a full-time student.

  • H-1 Professional worker to engage in a specialty occupation for U.S. employer. Usually requires a university degree. Subject to numerical limitation and certification from the Department of Labor that the employer is offering at least the prevailing wage for the offered position.

  • Professional workers may stay up to 6 years.

  • J-1 Exchange-Visitor through an established State Department program.
  • K-1 FiancĂ©e of a U.S. Citizen who must marry that citizen within 90 days of entry into the U.S.
  • L-1 Intra-Company transferees may come as an executive or manager of a company abroad to an existing branch, affiliate or subsidiary or to establish a new office, or may come to work in a position of specialized knowledge of the company's products or services.
  • Transferees may stay up to 6 years.

  • O-1 Artist, athlete or entertainer of recognized extraordinary ability.
  • Such entrant may stay to accomplish the event (s) planned up to 3 years.

  • P-1 Artist, athlete or entertainer of lesser recognition.
  • Such entrant may stay to accomplish the event (s) planned up to 5 years.


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