NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS

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There are numerous types of visas. Each visa has its own purpose. Some give permission to work in the U.S. and some do not. If you want to know the requirements for nonimmigrant visas for foreign nationals, get in touch with Cherny Law Office P.C. Our migration lawyer has assisted with student visas, tourist visas, and more. With many years of experience practicing in immigration law, you can expect our firm to provide you with dependable legal counsel. If you are in the Boston, MA area, give our firm a call today. We offer free initial consultations!

Types of Non-Immigrant Visas

A-1

Foreign Government Officials: Ambassador, Public Minister, Career Diplomat or Consular Officer, or Immediate Family

A-2

Foreign Government Officials: Other Foreign Government Official or Employee, or Immediate Family

A-3

Foreign Government Officials: Attendant, Servant, or Personal Employee of A-1 or A-2, or Immediate Family

B-1

Temporary Visa for Business Travelers and domestic servant.

B-2

Visitors (“tourists”): Temporary Visitor for Pleasure or Medical Treatment.

C-1

Alien in Transit

C-1/D

Combined Transit and Crewman Visa.

C-2

Alien in Transit to United Nations Headquarters District Under Sec. 11.(3), (4), or (5) of the Headquarters Agreement.

C-3

Foreign Government Official, Immediate Family, Attendant, Servant or Personal Employee, in Transit.

C-4

Transit without Visa, see ATP.

D-1

Crewmember departing on same vessel of arrival.

D-2

Crewmember departing by means other than vessel of arrival.

E-1

Treaty Trader, Spouses and Children under the age of twenty-one (21).

E-2

Treaty Investor, Spouses and Children under the age of twenty-one (21).
Employee Treaty Trader, Spouses and Children under the age of twenty-one (21).

E-3

Special category for Australian nationals who will work in a Specialty Occupation (Profession), Spouses and Children under the age of twenty-one (21). It is called an “Australian H-1B”.

F-1

Academic Student.

F-2

Spouses and Children under the age of twenty-one (21).

F-3

Canadian or Mexican national commuter student in an academic or language training program.

G-1

Principal Resident Representative of Recognized Foreign Government to International Organization, Staff, or Immediate Family.

G-2

Other Representative of Recognized Foreign Member Government to International Organization, or Immediate Family.

G-3

Representative of Nonrecognized Nonmember Foreign Government to International Organization, or Immediate Family.

G-4

International Organization Officer or Employee, or Immediate Family.

G-5

Attendant, Servant, or Personal Employee of G-1 through G-4 or Immediate Family.

H-1B1

Professionals who come temporarily to the U.S. to perform a specialty occupation.

H-1B2

Aliens who come temporarily to the U.S. to perform cooperative research and development projects.

H-1B3

Aliens who come temporarily to the U.S. as a fashion model.

H-1C

Nurse coming to areas of health professional shortage.

H-2A

Aliens who come to the U.S. to perform agricultural labor or services of temporary or seasonal nature.

H-2B

Aliens who come to the U.S. not to perform agricultural labor or services but to perform work in temporary nature.

H-2R

Special type of H-2B visa which was temporarily provided as a way to bypass the quotas for the H-2B for individuals who had been previously issued H-2B status (enacted in the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005, P.L. 109-13, 119 Stat. 231, signed into law by the President on May 11, 2005).

H-3

Aliens who come to the U.S. to participate in a training program.

H-4

Spouses and children under the age of twenty-one (21).

I

Representative of Foreign Information Media, Spouses and Child.

J-1

Exchange Visitor.

J-2

Exchange Visitor.

K-1

Fiance(e) of United States Citizen.

K-2

Minor Child of Fiance(e) of U.S. Citizen.

K-3

Spouses of a U.S. Citizen under LIFE Act.

K-4

Children of K-3 under LIFE Act.

L-1A

Intracompany Transferee (Executive, Managerial) Continuing Employment with International Firm or Corporation.

L-1B

Intracompany Transferee (Specialized Knowledge Personnel) Continuing Employment with International Firm or Corporation.

L-2

Spouses and Children under the age of twenty-one (21).

M-1

Vocational Student or Other Nonacademic Student.

M-2

Spouses and Children under the age of twenty-one (21).

M-3

Canadian or Mexican national commuter students (vocational studies or other nonacademic studies).

N-8

Parent of an Alien Classified SK-3 Special Immigrant.

N-9

Children under the age of twenty-one (21) of N-8 or of an SK-1, SK-2, or SK-4 Special Immigrant.

NATO-1

Principal Permanent Representative of Member State to NATO (including any of its Subsidiary Bodies) Resident in the U.S. and Resident Members of Official Staff; Secretary General, Assistant Secretary General, and Executive Secretary of NATO; Other Permanent NATO Officials of Similar Rank, or Immediate Family.

NATO-2

Other Representative of member state to NATO (including any of Subsidiary Bodies) including Representatives, its Advisers and Technical Experts of Delegations, Members of Immediate Art. 3, 4 UST 1796 Family; Dependents of Member of a Force Entering in Accordance with the Provisions 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.

NATO-3

Official Clerical Staff Accompanying Representative of Member State to NATO (including any of its Subsidiary Bodies) or Immediate Family.

NATO-4

Official of NATO (Other Than Those Classifiable as NATO- 1) or Immediate Family.

NATO-5

Expert, Other Than NATO Officials Classifiable Under the NATO-4, Employed in Missions on Behalf of NATO, and their Dependents.

NATO-6

Member of a Civilian Component Accompanying a Force Entering in Accordance with the Provisions of the NATO Status-of- Forces Agreement; Member of a Civilian Component Attached to or Employed by an Allied Headquarters Under the Protocol on the Status of International Military Headquarters Set Up Pursuant to the North Atlantic Treaty; and their Dependents.

NATO-7

Attendant, Servant, or Personal Employee of NATO-1, NATO-2, NATO-3, NATO-4, NATO-5, and NATO-6 Classes, or Immediate Family.

O-1A

Aliens possessing extraordinary abilities in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.

O-1B

Aliens of extraordinary ability in the arts or extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry.

O-2

Accompanying Alien.

O-3

Spouses or Children under the age of twenty-one (21).

P-1

Athletes, Entertainement Groups and Support Personnel.

P-2

Artistic Exchange (reciprocical exchange program).

P-3

Spouses or Children under the age of twenty-one (21).

P-4

Spouses and Children under the age of twenty-one (21).

Q-1

Participant in an International Cultural Exchange Program.

Q-2

Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program (Walsh Visas).

Q-3

Spouses and Children under the age of twenty-one (21).

R-1

Aliens in a religious occupation.

R-2

Spouses or Children under the age of twenty-one (21).

S-5

Certain Aliens Supplying Critical Information Relating to a Criminal Organization or Enterprise.

S-6

Certain Aliens Supplying Critical Information Relating to Terrorism.

S-7

Qualified Family Member of S-5 or S-6.

T-1

Victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons.

T-2

Spouse of a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons.

T-3

Child of victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons.

T-4

Parent of victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons (if T-1 victim if under twenty-one (21) years of age).

T-5

Unmarried sibling under 18 of T1 under 21 years of age

TN

Professional Workers under NAFTA.

TD

Spouses and children under the age of twenty-one (21).

U-1

Victim of Certain Criminal Activity.

U-2

Spouse of U-1.

U-3

Child of U-1.

U-4

Parent of U-1, if U-1 is under the age of twenty-one (21).

U-5

Unmarried sibling under age 15 of U1 under 21 years of age

V-1

Spouse of an LPR who is the principal beneficiary of a family-based petition (Form I-130) which was filed prior to December 21, 2000, and has been pending for at least three years.

V-2

Child of an LPR who is the principal beneficiary of a family-based visa petition (Form I-130) that was filed prior to December 21, 2000, and has been pending for at least three years.

V-3

The derivative children of a V-1 or V-2.

TPS

Temporary Protected Status.

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