Get to know about the different types of US visa- Which One is Right Visa for You for US

The intention of your travel will determine the type of US visa applicable for you. As a visa applicant, you will have to establish that you cater to all the requirements to receive the category of the visa that you have applied for.

Different Types of US Visas, Which one is Right for You?
Different Types of US Visas, Which one is Right for You?

Non-immigrant US visa category

Purpose of travel

 

Visa Category Requirements

 

Athlete, amateur or professional (competing for prize money only) B-1 (NA)
Exchange visitor

 

J SELVIS
Australian professional specialty

 

E-3 DOL
Border Crossing Card – Mexico

 

BCC (NA)
Business Visitor

 

B-1 (NA)
CNMI – only transitional worker CW-1 (USCIS)
Crew member

 

D (NA)
Diplomat or foreign government officials

 

A (NA)
Domestic employee accompanying a foreign national employer

 

B-1 (NA)
Employee of a designated international organization

 

G1-G5, NATO

 

(NA)
Exchange visitor

 

J SELVIS
Foreign military personnel stationed in USA

 

A-2

NATOI-6

(NA)
Foreign national with extraordinary ability

 

O USCIS
Free Trade Agreement

 

H-1B1 – Chile
H-1B1 – Singapore
DOL
International cultural exchange visitor

 

Q USCIS
Intra-company transferee

 

L USCIS
Medical treatment

 

B-2 (NA)
Media, journalist

 

I (NA)
NAFTA professional worker


 

TN/TD (NA)
Performing athlete, artiste or entertainer

 

P USCIS
Physician

 

J, H-1B SEVIS
Professor, scholar, teacher

 

J SEVIS
Religious worker

 

R USCIS
Specialty occupations in fields requiring highly specialized knowledge

 

H-1B DOL then USCIS
Student

 

F,M SEVIS
Temporary agricultural worker

 

H-2A DOL then USCIS
Temporary worker for other services

 

H-2B DOL then USCIS
Tourism and vacation

 

B-2 (NA)
Training in program

 

H-3 USCIS
Treaty trader/investor

 

E (NA)
Transiting the US

 

C (NA)
Victim of criminal activity

 

U USCIS
Victim of human trafficking

 

T USCIS
Non immigrant visa for spouse and children

 

V (NA)

 

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Immigrant visa category for Immigrating to USA

Person concerned

 

Visa category
Spouse of U.S citizen

 

IR1, CR1
Spouse of a U.S. Citizen awaiting approval of an I-130 immigrant petition

 

K-3
Fiancé to marry U.S citizen

 

K-1
Inter country Adoption of Orphan Children by U.S. Citizens

 

IR3, IH3, IR4, IH4
Certain family members of U.S citizen

 

IR2, CR2, IR5, F1, F3, F4
Certain family members of lawful permanent residents

 

F2A F2B
Priority workers

Professionals holding degrees

Other workers

Investors

Special immigrants

 

E1

E2

E3, EW3

C5, T5, R5, I5

many

Religious workers

 

SD,SR
Iraqi and Afghan interpreters

 

SI
Iraqis who worked for U.S government

 

SQ
Afghans who worked for U.S government

 

SQ
Diversity immigrant visa

 

DV
Retuning residents

 

SB

 

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