This page contains links explaining the various types of temporary visas. We list the most common temporary or “non-immigrant” visa categories, in alphabetical order from “A” to “U”. Clicking on the appropriate letter takes you to a page explaining how you can qualify for a particular type of temporary visa status.
We hope that the temporary visa chart aids you in determining the type of nonimmigrant visa you will need for visit, study or work in the United States. Also, the articles explains the steps required to apply for the visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad or to change your nonimmigrant status in the US.
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|VISA TYPE||PURPOSE OF TRAVEL TO U.S. AND NON IMMIGRANT VISAS|
|A||Diplomats and Foreign Government Officials|
|B-1 /B-2||Visitor Visas to the U.S.|
|G and Nato||Employees of Designated International Agencies and NATO|
|H-2B||Skilled and Unskilled Workers|
|Media (I)||Foreign Journalists|
|J-1||Exchange Visitors and Waivers|
|K-1||Fiances of U.S. Citizens|
|K-3 /K-4||Spouses and Dependents of U.S. Citizens|
|O||Persons of Extraordinary Ability|
|P||Athletes and Entertainers|
|Q||International Cultural Exchange Visitors|
|S||Witnesses and Informants|
|T||Victims of Trafficking|
|TN||Canadian and Mexican Professionals Under NAFTA|
|U||Visas for Crime Victims|
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Carl Shusterman served as an INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) before opening a firm specializing exclusively in US immigration law. He is a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law who has testified as an expert witness before the US Senate Immigration Subcommittee. Carl was featured in the February 2018 edition of SuperLawyers Magazine.