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
Athlete, amateur or professional (competing for prize money only) B-1
Au pair (exchange visitor) I
Australian professional specialty E-3
Border Crossing Card: Mexico BCC
Business visitor B-1
CNMI-only transitional worker CW-1
Crewmember D
Diplomat or foreign government official A
Domestic employee or nanny - must be accompanying a foreign national employer B-1
Employee of a designated international organization or NATO G1-G5, NATO
Exchange visitor I
Foreign military personnel stationed in the United States A-2, NATO1-6
Foreign national with extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics O
Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Professional: Chile, Singapore H-1B1 - Chile, H-1B1 - Singapore
International cultural exchange visitor Q
Intra-company transferee L
Medical treatment, visitor for B-2
Media, journalist I
NAFTA professional worker: Mexico, Canada TN/TD
Performing athlete, artist, entertainer P
Physician I, H-1B
Professor, scholar, teacher (exchange visitor) I
Religious worker R
Specialty occupations in fields requiring highly specialized knowledge H-1B
Student: academic, vocational F, M
Temporary agricultural worker H-2A
Temporary worker performing other services or labor of a temporary or seasonal nature. H-2B
Tourism, vacation, pleasure visitor B-2
Training in a program not primarily for employment H-3
Treaty trader/treaty investor E
Transiting the United States C
Victim of Criminal Activity U
Victim of Human Trafficking T
Nonimmigrant (V) Visa for Spouse and Children of a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) V
Renewals in the U.S. - A, G, and NATO Visas

Important Notes:

  • About this chart – It is not a complete list of all travel purposes for the visa category. Select a visa category webpage for more information. The chart lists almost all nonimmigrant visa categories, with the exception of several not listed above. Refer to the Foreign Affairs Manual, 9 FAM 402.1 for all nonimmigrant visa categories.
  • Canadian NAFTA Professional workers – A visa not required; apply to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at border port of entry.
  • K nonimmigrant visas – For U.S. citizen fiance'(e) and spouse for immigration related purposes. Refer to Immigrant Visa Categories.

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