Types Of Visas

Visa / Entry Types (US)

Visa TypeNonimmigrant (Temporary) Visa CategoriesEligible to Domicile in the United States?
A-1Ambassador, public minister, career, diplomatic or consular officer, and members of immediate family.Yes
A-2Other foreign government official or employee, and members of immediate family.Yes
A-3
Attendant, servant, or personal employee of A-1 and A-2, and members of immediate family.Yes
B-1Temporary visitor for businessNo
B-2Temporary visitor for pleasureNo
C-1Alien in transit directly through U.S.No
C-1D
Combined transit and crewmen visaNo
C-2Alien in transit to UN headquarters district under Section 11.(3), (4), or (5) of the Headquarters AgreementNo
C-3Foreign government official, members of immediate family, attendant, servant, or personal employee, in transitNo
C-4Transit without Visa, see TWOVNo
D-1Crewmember departing on same vessel of arrivalNo
D-2Crewmember departing by means other than vessel of arrivalNo
E-1Treaty Trader, spouse and childrenYes
E-2Treaty Investor, spouse and childrenYes
F-1Academic StudentNo
F-2Spouse or child of F-1No
F-3

Academic students who are Canadian or Mexican citizens, who commute across the border to study full-time or part-time in the United States. **

No
G-1

Principal resident representative of recognized foreign member government to international organization, and members of immediate family.

Yes
G-2Other representative of recognized foreign member government to international organization, and members of immediate family.Yes
G-3Representative of non-recognized or nonmember government to international organization, and members of immediate familyYes
G-4International organization officer or employee, and members of immediate familyYes
G-5Attendant, servant, or personal employee of G-1, G- 2, G-3, G-4, or members of immediate familyYes
H-1BSpecialty Occupations, DOD workers, fashion modelsYes
H-1CNurses going to work for up to three years in health professional shortage areasNo
H-2ATemporary Agricultural WorkerNo
H-2BTemporary worker: skilled and unskilledNo
H-3TraineeNo
H-4Spouse or child of H-1, H-2, H-3H-4 dependents of H-1B, Yes; all other H-4 dependents, No
IVisas for foreign media representativesYes
J-1Visas for exchange visitorsNo
J-2Spouse or child of J-1No
K-1FianceYes
K-2Minor child of K-1Yes
K-3Spouse of a U.S. citizen (LIFE Act)Yes
K-4Child of a K-3 (LIFE Act)Yes
L1AExecutive, managerialYes
L1BSpecialized knowledgeYes
L-2Spouse or child of L-1Yes
M-1Vocational or other nonacademic students, other than language studentsNo
M-2Immediate families of M-1 visa holdersNo
M-3Vocational students who are Canadian or Mexican citizens, who commute across the border to study full-time or part-time in the United States. **No
N-8Parent of alien classified SK-3 "Special Immigrant"Yes
N-9Child of N-8, SK-1, SK-2, or SK-4 "Special Immigrant"Yes
NATO 2

Other representatives of member State; Dependents of Member of a Force entering in accordance with the provisions of NATO Status-of-Forces agreement;

Members of such a Force if issued visas

Section 54.057(b) Tex. Ed. Code designates these individuals as residents for tuition purposes

NATO 3Official clerical staff accompanying Representative of Member State to NATO or immediate family

Section 54.057(b) Tex.Ed. Code designates these individuals as residents for tuition purposes

NATO 4Official of NATO other than those qualified as NATO- 1 and immediate family

Section 54.057(b) Tex. Ed. Code designates these individuals as residents for tuition purposes

NATO 5Expert other than NATO officials qualified under NATO-4, employed on behalf of NATO and immediate family

Section 54.057(b) Tex. Ed. Code designates these individuals as residents for tuition purposes

NATO 6

Member of civilian component who is either accompanying a Force entering in accordance with the provisions of the NATO Status-of-Forces agreement; attached to an Allied headquarters under the protocol on the Status of International Military headquarters set up pursuant to the North Atlantic Treaty; and their dependents

Yes
NATO 7

Servant or personal employee of NATO-1, NATO-2, NATO-3, NATO-4, NATO-5, NATO-6, or immediate family

Yes
O-1Extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business, or AthleticsYes
O-2Essential support staff of 0-1 visa holdersNo
O-3Immediate family members of O-1 and O-2 visa holders

O-3 dependents of O-1 holders, Yes; O-3 dependents of O-2 holders, No.

P-1Individual or team athletesNo
P-2Artists and entertainers in reciprocal Exchange programs.No
P-3Artists and entertainers in culturally unique programsNo
P-4Spouse or child of P-1, 2, or 3No
Q-1International cultural exchange visitorsNo
Q-2Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program (Walsh Visas)No
Q-3Spouse or child of Q-2No
R-1Religious workersYes
R-2Spouse or child of R-1Yes
S 5Informant of criminal organization informationNo
S-6Informant of terrorism informationNo
T-1Victim of a severe form of trafficking in personsYes
T-2

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

Yes
T-3Child of victim of a severe form of trafficking in personsYes
T-4Parent of victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons (if T-1 victim is under 21 years of age)Yes
TCNo longer used. TN issued in its place.No
TDSpouse or child accompanying TNNo
TNTrade visas for Canadians and Mexicans in NAFTANo
TWOVPassengerNo
TWOVCrewNo
U-1Victim of Certain Criminal ActivityYes
U-2Spouse of U-1Yes
U-3Child of U-1Yes
U-4Parent of U-1, if U-1 is under 21 years of ageYes
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 yearsYes
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.

Yes
V-3The derivative child of a V-1 or V-2Yes
TPSTemporary Protected StatusYes