US Visa Categories

US visas are divided into many different cateogires. When applying for a US visa it is vital that you select the correct visa category. Once you have selected the correct category you can fill out the DS-160 application form if your visa is a non-immigrant visa. For immigrant visas you will need to file different application forms according to the type of immigrant visa you are applying for. All USA visa applicants must attend an interview once their application is submitted. IVT services can help you get a US visa appointment in Canada (for applicants in USA and Canada) or in any other country in the world.

Purpose of Travel to U.S. and Nonimmigrant Visas

Visa Type

Required: Before Applying for Visa*

Athletes, amateur & professional (compete for prize money only)

B-1

(NA)

Au pairs (exchange visitor)

J

SEVIS

Australian professional specialty

E-3

DOL

Border Crossing Card: Mexico

BCC

(NA)

Business visitors

B-1

(NA)

Crewmembers

D

(NA)

Diplomats and foreign government officials

A

(NA)

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

B-1

(NA)

Employees of a designated international organization, and NATO

G1-G5, NATO

(NA)

Exchange visitors

J

SEVIS

Foreign military personnel stationed in the U.S.

A-2
NATO1-6

(NA)

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

O

USCIS

Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Professionals: Chile, Singapore

H-1B1

DOL

International cultural exchange visitors

Q

USCIS

Intra-company transferees

L

USCIS

Medical treatment, visitors for

B-2

(NA)

Media, journalists

I

(NA)

NAFTA professional workers: Mexico, Canada

TN/TD

(NA)

Nurses coming to health professional shortage areas

H1-C

USCIS

Performing athletes, artists, entertainers

P

USCIS

Physician

J, H-1B

SEVIS

Professor, scholar, teacher (exchange visitor)

J

SEVIS

Religious workers

R

(USCIS)

Specialty occupations in fields requiring highly specialized knowledge

H-1B

DOL then USCIS

Students: academic, vocational

F, M

SEVIS

Temporary agricultural workers

H-2A

DOL then USCIS

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

H-2B

DOL then USCIS

Tourism, vacation, pleasure visitors

B2

(NA)

Training in a program not primarily for employment

H-3

USCIS

Treaty traders/treaty investors

E

(NA)

Transiting the United States

C

(NA)

Visa Renewals – Available in the U.S.

 

(NA)

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