Non - Immigrant Visas | Immigration Lawyers
A nonimmigrant visa is a temporary visa. Non-immigrant visas include student visas, visitor visas, or skilled worker visas. The purpose of the nonimmigrant visa is to allow a foreign national to come to the United States for a limited period of time, and for a specific purpose, without staying in the United States permanently.
The United States government offers a number of various nonimmigrant visas for temporary visitors who are not U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.
There are a large variety of visas that include various privileges including: travel, study, employment or investment. Each visa has it's own application process, qualifications and advantages. Popular visas include: J-1 visas for trainees and physicians; H-1B visas for working professionals; B-1 visas for business visitors; B-2 visas for tourists; F-1 visas for students; K visas for fiancées, spouses and children; E visas for foreign investors/traders; L-1 visas for intra-company transfers for individuals with extraordinary abilities in the arts, science or business as well as derivative visas for spouse or family and their domestic staff — these are just some of the more than 25 general categories of non-immigrant United States visas.
Ultimately, the purpose of the intended travel will determine what types of visas the applicant may be eligible to receive. For more information about what is required for a particular visa, please fill out the form below to get into contact with a local immigration lawyer in your area, or a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad. U.S. immigration lawyers and immigration law firms have the expertise necessary to get you the visa you need so that you can pursue all your dreams in the United States. DotCO Law Marketing, L.L.C. is here to make finding a qualified and experienced immigration attorney as easy as possible for you!
The following table summarizes a variety of visa types, and the purpose for which such a visa may be obtained. For further information, consult an immigration lawyer with expertise in these matters.
|Purpose of Travel to the United States||Visa Type||What is required before applying:|
|Athletes, amateur & professional||B-1||n/a|
|Au Pairs (exchange visitor)||J||SEVIS|
|Australian professional specialty||E-3||DOL|
|Border Crossing Card: Mexico||BCC||n/a|
|Diplomats and foreign government officials||A||n/a|
|Domestic employees or nanny||B-1||n/a|
|Employees of a designated international organization, and NATO||G1-G5, NATO||n/a|
|Foreign military personnel stationed in the U.S.||A-2, NATO1-6||n/a|
|foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in Science, Art, Education, etc||O||USCIS|
|Free Trade Agreement professionals: Chile, Singapore||H1B1||DOL|
|International cultural exchange visitors||Q||USCIS|
|Medical treatment, visitors for||B-2||n/a|
|NAFTA professional workers: Mexico, Canada||TN/TD||n/a|
|Nurses coming to health professional shortage areas||H1-c||USCIS|
|Performing athletes, artists, entertainers||P||USCIS|
|Professor, scholar, teacher (exchange visitor)||J||SEVIS|
|Specialty occupations in fields requiring highly specialized knowledge||H-1B||DOL, then USCIS|
|Students: academic, vocational||F,M||SEVIS|
|Temporary agricultural workers||H-2A||DOL, then USCIS|
|Temporary workers performing other services or labor of a temporary or seasonal nature.||H-2B||DOL, then USCIS|
|Tourism, vacation, pleasure visitors||B-2||n/a|
|Training in a program not primarily for employment||H-3||USCIS|
|Treaty traders/treaty investors||E||n/a|
|Transiting the United States||C||n/a|
|Victims of Human Trafficking||T||USCIS|
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