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List of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas

Visa Types for Temporary Visitors

Available Visa Categories for Temporary Visitors in the United States

There are several types of visas for temporary visitors to the U.S. The type of visa needed is defined by Immigration law, and relates to the purpose of your travel. Click on any of the visas listed below for further information on procedure involved, benefits, and information required.
Special circumstances:
  • U visa (visa for victims of crimes)
  • VAWA visa (visa for victims of domestic abuse)
  • T visa (visa for victims of human trafficking)
  • S visa (Visa for informants of organized crime, terrorist groups, etc.)
Visa Types for Immigrants

In general, in order to be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen relative(s) or by a prospective employer. Unlike most other immigrant categories, Immediate Relatives are not subject to numerical limits under immigration law. The most popular immigrant visa categories are:
The Diversity Visa Program provides a specific amount of permanent resident visas per year. These visas are drawn from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S.


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