Type of Nonimmigrant Visa

TYPE OF NONIMMIGRANT VISA

Visa Type

Purpose

A

Diplomats and foreign government officials

B-1

Athletes, amateur and professional (to compete for prize money only), business visitors, domestic employees or nanny accompanying a foreign national employer

B-2

Visitors for medical treatment, tourism, vacation, or pleasure

C

Transiting the United States

D

Crewmembers

E-1

Treaty traders

E-2

Treaty investors

E-3

Australian professional specialty

F-1

Academic students

G1-G5, NATO

Employees of a designated international organization, and NATO

H-1B

Specialty occupations in fields requiring highly specialized knowledge

H-1B1 – Chile
H-1B1 Singapore

Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Professionals: Chile, Singapore

H-2A

Temporary agricultural workers

H-2B

Temporary workers performing other services or labor of a temporary or seasonal nature

H-3

Training in a program not primarily for employment

I

Media, journalists

J

Exchange visitors (trainees, Au pairs, physicians, professors, scholars, and teachers

K-1

Fiance(e) of a U.S. citizen

L

Intra-company transferees

M

Vocational students

N

Certain parents and children of special immigrants

O

Foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics

P

Performing athletes, artists, entertainers

Q

International cultural exchange visitors

R

Religious workers

S

Criminal and terrorist informants

T

Victims of human trafficking

TN/TD

NAFTA professional workers: Mexico, Canada

U

Victims of certain crimes

V

Spouses and minor children of a lawful permanent resident