Categories of Visas
Before begining the application process, you are required to determine which type of visa is appropriate for travel. Please click on the relevant link below for further information of the most commonly requested types of non-immigrant visas: Also visit the Department of State's Consular Affairs website for more information.
Please review Classification Symbols to establish the appropriate visa classification symbol.
Also visit the Department of State's webpage regarding Business Travel to the United States – What Type of U.S. Visa Will You Need?
A - Diplomats and Foreign Government Officials
I - Journalists
J - Exchange visitors (J-1s)
- Summer Work/Travel (J) Visas
- Expanded J-1 - Twelve-Month Intern Work and Travel Pilot Program
K - Fiancé(e) of U.S. citizen - while technically a non-immigrant visa, the processing of this category actually falls under immigrant visas.
L - Intra-company transfer
O - Individuals with extraordinary abilities in sciences, arts, education, business, athletics - Read FAQs
P - Internationally recognized athlete or member of internationally recognized entertainment group - Read FAQs
Q - Participants in an international cultural program
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