Non-Immigrant Visas

A non-immigrant visa is issued to a person who seeks temporary entry to the United States for a specific purpose. The alien must have a permanent residence abroad (in most cases) and qualify for the non-immigrant classification sought which include: foreign government officials, visitors for business and for pleasure, aliens in transit through the United States, treaty traders and investors, students, international representatives, temporary workers and trainees, representatives of foreign information media, exchange visitors, fiance(e)s of U.S. citizens, intracompany transferees, NATO officials, religious workers, and some others. Most non-immigrants can be accompanied or joined by spouses and unmarried minor or dependent children.

Immigration: Types of Visas