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Nonimmigrant Visas

 

The chart below contains many different purposes of temporary travel and the related nonimmigrant visa categories available on this website. Select a visa category below to learn more:

Purpose of Travel

Visa Category

Required: Before applying for visa*

Athlete, amateur or professional (competing for prize money only)

B-1

(NA)

Au pair (exchange visitor)

J

SEVIS

Australian professional specialty

E-3

DOL

Border Crossing Card: Mexico

BCC

(NA)

Business visitor

B-1

(NA)

CNMI-only transitional worker

CW-1

(USCIS)

Crewmember

D

(NA)

Diplomat or foreign government official

A

 

(NA)

Domestic employee or nanny - must be accompanying a foreign national employer

B-1

(NA)

Employee of a designated international organization or NATO

  G1-G5, NATO

(NA)

Exchange visitor

J

SEVIS

Foreign military personnel stationed in the United States

A-2
NATO1-6

(NA)

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

O

USCIS

Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Professional:
Chile, Singapore

H-1B1 - Chile
H-1B1 - Singapore

DOL

International cultural exchange visitor

Q

USCIS

Intra-company transferee

L

USCIS

Medical treatment, visitor for

B-2

(NA)

Media, journalist

I

(NA)

NAFTA professional worker: Mexico, Canada

TN/TD

(NA)

Performing athlete, artist, entertainer

P

USCIS

Physician

J , H-1B

SEVIS

Professor, scholar, teacher (exchange visitor)

J

SEVIS

Religious worker

R

USCIS

Specialty occupations in fields requiring highly specialized knowledge

H-1B

DOL then USCIS

Student: academic, vocational

F, M

SEVIS

Temporary agricultural worker

H-2A

DOL then USCIS

Temporary worker performing other services or labor of a temporary or seasonal nature.

H-2B

DOL then USCIS

Tourism, vacation, pleasure visitor

B-2

(NA)

Training in a program not primarily for employment

H-3

USCIS

Treaty trader/treaty investor

E

(NA)

Transiting the United States

C

(NA)

Victim of Criminal Activity

U

USCIS

Victim of Human Trafficking

T

USCIS

Nonimmigrant (V) Visa for Spouse and Children of a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) V (NA)

Renewals in the U.S. - A, G, and NATO Visas

 

(NA)

VISA For Individuals

US Immigration Law

The US Immigration Law is a set of complex prerequisite conditions and list of processes drafted in the form of the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) which every individual seeking admission into the United States, either temporarily or permanently, must follow in order to enter the country’s borders.

VISA Application Process

The process of applying for a visa is a very tedious, lengthy and complicated procedure. This often results in individuals filing an incorrect or incomplete visa application for the purpose of visiting the USA, in any capacity, resulting in their query getting rejected and thus, forcing them to start the process from scratch. On top of that, people also tend to get confused regarding the different types and categories of immigration services that are offered. Hopefuls have difficulty choosing which one is best suited to achieve their specific needs and requirements, especially if they are doing so for the first time. However, you do not need to worry anymore. This is one area where Law Offices of Abeer Amin, LLC excels in. We provide our clients with all the assistance they need regarding filing a visa application to be permitted entry into the United States. Whether you are seeking to be reunited with your significant other living in the States, want to see the Big Apple from a tourist’s perspective, want to try and make it big in the “Land of Opportunities” or just want to visit on business, we can help you do just that!

Visa Pathways For Individuals

Individuals Who Want to Stay and Work in the U.S. For a Temporary Period

H-1B

The H-1B is an employment-based, non-immigrant visa category for temporary workers specialty occupations that generally requires a bachelor’s degree or higher degree (or its equivalent) as a minimum for entry into the occupation.

O-1

The O-1 non-immigrant visa is for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.

R-1

An R-1 is a foreign national who is coming to the United States temporarily to be employed as a minister or in another religious vocation or occupation

TN

The TN nonimmigrant classification permits qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to seek temporary entry into the United States to engage in business activities at a professional level.

L-1

The L-1 visa enables the temporary transfer of foreign worker in the managerial, executive or specialized knowledge category to the U.S. to continue employment with an office of the same employer, its parent, branch, subsidiary or affiliate.

E-3

The E3 visa is a United States visa for which only citizens of Australia are eligible. The E3 visa allows for the temporary entry into the United States of individuals who are to perform services in a specialty occupation for a U.S. employer

Individuals Who Want to Stay and Work in the U.S. For a Temporary Period

H-1B

The H-1B is an employment-based, non-immigrant visa category for temporary workers specialty occupations that generally requires a bachelor’s degree or higher degree (or its equivalent) as a minimum for entry into the occupation.

O-1

The O-1 non-immigrant visa is for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.

R-1

An R-1 is a foreign national who is coming to the United States temporarily to be employed as a minister or in another religious vocation or occupation

TN

The TN nonimmigrant classification permits qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to seek temporary entry into the United States to engage in business activities at a professional level.

L-1

The L-1 visa enables the temporary transfer of foreign worker in the managerial, executive or specialized knowledge category to the U.S. to continue employment with an office of the same employer, its parent, branch, subsidiary or affiliate.

E-3

The E3 visa is a United States visa for which only citizens of Australia are eligible. The E3 visa allows for the temporary entry into the United States of individuals who are to perform services in a specialty occupation for a U.S. employer