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Visa Categories / Required & Recommended Documents

Tourism, Business & Transit

  • B-1/B-2 - Temporary visitors for business or pleasure
  • C - Individuals transiting through the United States

Study & Research

  • F / M - Students (academic, language program, optional practical training, vocational or recognized non-academic program) and immediate family members
  • J - Exchange visitors and immediate family members

Work

  •  H - Individuals in specialty occupations and immediate family members
  • L - Intra-company transferees and immediate family members
  • O - Individuals with extraordinary abilities in sciences, arts, education, business, athletics and immediate family members 
  • P - Internationally recognized athletes or members of internationally recognized entertainment groups and immediate family members
  • Q - Participants in an international cultural program
  • R - Religious workers and immediate family members
  • E-1/E-2 - Treaty Traders/Investors and immediate family members
  • E-3 - Australians in Specialty Occupations and immediate family members
  • I - Journalists and immediate family members
  • C1/D - Crew members (airline/ship)
  • TN/TD -Canadian citizens working in a professional capacity under the North American Free Trade Agreement and immediate family members

Other

  • A - Diplomats and foreign government officials and immediate family members
  • G - Employees of a designated international organization and immediate family members