There are several types of nonimmigrant visas for temporary visitors to the U.S. Visas are issued to foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States on a temporary basis for tourism, business, study, and certain types of temporary work. The type of nonimmigrant visa needed is defined by immigration law, and is related to the purpose of the travel.
Refer to the menu at left for basic information about common nonimmigrant visa types.
Travel.State.Gov: For the complete list of visa types and requirements, visit the Department of State's Travel.State.Gov Visas section.
- Tourism and Business (B1/B2)
- Students (F, M)
- Exchange Visitors (J)
- Temporary Workers (H, L, O, P)
- NAFTA Visas (TN)
- Treaty Trader or Investor (E1, E2)
- Media and Journalists (I)
- Transit and Crewmembers (C, D)
- Religious Occupations (R)
- Diplomats and Officials (A, G)
- Victims of Serious Crime or Trafficking (U,T)
- Domestic Employees
- Visas for Non-Mexican Nationals