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Non-Immigrant Visas

A-1

Ambassador, public minister, career, diplomatic or consular officer, and immediate family

A-2

Other foreign government official or employee and immediate family

A-3

Personal employee of A-1, A-2, and immediate family

B-1

Temporary visitor for Business

B-2

Temporary Visitor for Pleasure

C-1

Alien I transit directly through U.S.

C-2

Alien in transit to United Nations Headquarters

C-3

Foreign government official, immediate family, or personal employee in transit

C-4

Transit without Visa (see also TWOV)

D-1

Crewmember

D-2

Crewmember departing by means other than arriving vessel

E-1

Treaty Trader and employees, spouse, and children

E-2

Treaty Investor and employees, spouse, and children

E-3

For Australian Nationals who are seeking employment in a specialty occupation. It requires position of a bachelors degree or higher in the field in which the alien whishes to work

F-1

Academic Student (except Border Commuters from Canada or Mexico, see below)

F-1/F-3

Border Commuter Academic Students from Canada and Mexico

F-2

Spouse or child of F-1

G-1

Principal resident representative of recognized foreign member government to international organization, staff, and immediate family

G-2

Other representative of recognized foreign member government to international organization, and immediate family

G-3

Representative of non-recognized or non-member government to international organization, and immediate family

G-4

International organization officer or employee, and immediate family

G-5

Attendant, servant, or personal employee of G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, and immediate family

H-1b

Alien in Specialty Occupation (profession)

H-1c

Registered Nurse serving in underserved area

H-2a

Temporary worker performing Agricultural Services unavailable in the United States (petition filed on or after 06/01/87)

H-2b

Temporary worker performing other services unavailable in the United States (petition filed on or after 06/01/87)

H-3

Trainee

H-4

Spouse or child of H-1, H-2, or H-3

I

Information Media Representatives and immediate family

J-1

Exchange Visitor

J-2

Spouse or child of J-1

K-1

Fiancé (e)

K-2

Minor child of K-1

K-3

Spouse of US citizen

K-4

Child of K-3

L-1A

Intracompany Transferee (manager or executive)

L-1B

Intracompany Transferee (specialized knowledge alien)

L-2

Spouse or child of L-1

M-1

Non-academic student (except Border Commuters from Canada or Mexico, see below)

M-1/M-3

Border Commuter Non-Academic Students from Canada and Mexico

M-2

Spouse or child of M-1

N-8

Parent of an SK-3 Special Immigrant

N-9

Child of N-8, SK-1, SK-2 or SK-4 Special Immigrant

NATO-1

Principal Permanent Representative of MemberState to NATO, official staff, and immediate family

NATO-2

Other Representative of member State to NATO AND IMMEDIATE FAMILY; Dependents of Member of a Force Entering in Accordance with the Provisions of the NATO Status-of Forces Agreement or in Accordance with the provisions of the Protocol on the Status of International Military Headquarters; Members of such a Force if issued visas and immediate family

NATO-3

Official clerical staff accompanying representative of member state to NATO and immediate family.

NATO-4

NATO official other than those qualified as NATO-1 and immediate family.

NATO-5

NATO expert other than those qualified as NATO-4 employed in NATO missions and immediate family.

NATO-6

Member of civilian component accompanying a force entering in accordance with NATO Status-of-Forces agreement of attached to Allied Headquarters under "Protocol on the Status of International Military Headquarters" set up pursuant to the North Atlantic Treaty and immediate family.

NATO-7

Personal employee of NATO-1, NATO-2, NATO-3, NATO-4, NATO-5, NATO-6, and immediate family

O-1

Alien with Extraordinary Ability in sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics

O-2

Aliens accompanying/assisting O-1 performers or athletes

O-3

Spouse or child of O-1 or O-2

P-1

Individual or team athletes, and Group Entertainers

P-2

Individual/Group Artist/Entertainer under Reciprocal Exchange Program

P-3

Artist or Entertainer in Culturally Unique Program

P-4

Spouse or child of P-1, P-2, or P-3

Q-1

International cultural Exchange Visitor

Q-2

Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program (Walsh visas)

Q-3

Spouse or child of Q-2

R-1

Religious Work

R-2

Spouse or child of R-1

S-5

Witness or informant regarding criminal organization

S-6

Witness or informant regarding terrorism

S-7

Spouse, children, or parent of S-5 or S-6

T-1

Victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons

T-2

Spouse of trafficking victim

T-3

Child of trafficking victim under 21

T-4

Parent of trafficking victim under 21

TN-1

Canadian NAFTA Professional

TN-2

Mexican NAFTA Professional

TD

Spouse or child of TN- or TN-2

TWOV

Transit without a visa (Passenger or crew admitted temporarily) (see also C-4)

U-1

Victim of certain criminal activity. The U visa was created in the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, legislation intended to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crimes while, at the same time, offering protection to victims of such crimes. U visas are set aside for victims who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse as a result of the criminal activity and are willing to help law enforcement authorities in the investigation or prosecution of the crime.

U-2

Spouse of U-1 victim

U-3

Child of U-1 victim

U-4

Parent of U-1 victim under 21

The U visa was created in the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, legislation intended to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crimes while, at the same time, offering protection to victims of such crimes.

U nonimmigrant status is set aside for victims of certain crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse as a result of the criminal activity and are willing to help law enforcement authorities in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity. Congress limited the amount of available U visas to 10,000 per fiscal year.

V-1

Spouse of Lawful Permanent Resident who is the principal beneficiary of a family-based petition

V-2

Child of Lawful Permanent Resident who is the principal beneficiary of a family-based petition

V-3

Derivative child of a V-1 or V-2

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