Most Common Types of Non-immigrant Visas
January 17th, 2022
What is a non-immigrant visa? A Non-immigrant Visa is a visa for foreigners, who want to come or remain in the United States, on a temporary basis for a specific period of time and purpose, as opposed to an Immigrant Visa through which an individual may obtain a Green Card or Permanent Resident status in the U.S., allowing the foreigner to remain in the US permanently
The U.S. has many types of Non-immigrant U.S. Visas, which are classified in different categories, depending on the purpose of your stay in United States (business, education, employment, tourism, etc.). These visas generally allow you and your immediate relatives to visit or to live in the US lawfully, for a specific period of time and many of them will also allow you to be employed and your family members to study. A few Non-immigrant Visas will even allow some of your immediate family members to be employed in the United States, which can be a great benefit.
It is important to consider many factors when you are deciding to apply for a Non-immigrant Visa. Our immigration lawyers at FitzGerald Law Company have a great deal of knowledge and experience with Non-immigrant Visas, and can assist you with your process.
The next infographic explains the 6 most common non-immigrant US visas:
- H-1B Visa – Specialty Occupation Work Visa for Professional Employee
- E-1 Visa (Treaty Trader) & E-2 Visa (Treaty Investor)
- L-1 Visa for Intra-Company Transfers
- K-1 Visa for Alien Finacé (e)
- U visa: for victims of crime, including domestic violence
- O Visas— for foreigners of outstanding ability
If you think that you meet all the requirements and want to apply for a non-immigrant visa call our office to schedule an appointment today at (617) 303-2600 (ext. 0) or request an appointment with one of our highly qualified lawyers in Boston, MA. We can also help you or your family members with any legal problem in the areas of Criminal Defense, Personal Injury or any other Immigration Process.
The FitzGerald Law Company Team