The USA is one of the top migration destinations for the immigrants. For temporary stay, it could be a Non-immigrant Visa and for a permanent stay, Immigrant Visa is there. Most of the time applicants have to take a non-immigrant Visa to become an eligible for entry to the United States.
Non-immigrant Visa is for business people, tourists, specialty works, students who wish to stay in the U.S. for a temporary period of time in the US. The most common types of Visas offered are as follows:
Tourist or business Visa
This Visa available to all visitors coming to the U.S for business or pleasure. B-1 business visitor visas are for a short time period and do not involve work permit. People of certain countries may be eligible to visit the US for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa.
Foreign students who come to study in the U.S. must be accepted by the school or program. Once they have been accepted, they will be given necessary approval documents to submit while applying for the student Visa. The students can apply for the Visa in 120 days from the start date and they can travel within 30 days.
In order to work in the U.S. on a temporary basis, the applicant needs specific Visa related to the type of work that you will be doing. Applicants of H, L, O, P and Q will have to get approval on their behalf by USCIS. Visas offered for work are:
- H1-B for Specialty occupation-3 for trainees
- H2-B for skilled and unskilled workers
- H-4 for dependents
- L-1 for intracompany transferees
Exchange Visitor Visa:
Foreign citizens can come to the United States to participate in the exchange programs. You need to be accepted and approved by the authorized program sponsor before applicant applies for the Visa. The J Visa is designed to promote the interchange of knowledge and skills in various fields. Participants can be:
- Students at academic levels
- Research scholars
- Professional trainees