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Types of Visas

Types of Visas

Before beginning the application process you are required to determine which type of visa is most appropriate for travel.  Please click on the relevant category below for further information regarding the most common visa categories.  A complete list of all types of visas can be found at Travel.State.gov.

Visa Type Description
A-1/A-2 Visa Diplomats and Foreign Government Officials
A-3 Visa Domestic Employee of an A-1/A-2 Visa holder
B-1 Visa Business visitors, Domestic Employees, Academics, Researchers and Students
B-2 Visa Tourism and Medical Treatment
C-1 Visa Transiting the United States
C-1/D Visa Crewmembers working on Air or Sea Carriers
E-1/E-2 Visa Treaty Trader/Investor
F-1/M-1 Visa Students: Academic and Vocational
G-1/G-4 Visa Employees of an International Organization
G-5 Visa Domestic Employee of a G-1/G-4 Visa
H-1/H-3 Visa Employment based visas including the H-3 trainee visa
H-2A Seasonal Agricultural Worker
I Visa Journalists & Members of the Media
J-1 Visa Exchange Visitors, Academics, Interns, Summer Work & Travel
L-1 Visa Intra-company transferees
O-1/2 or P-1/3 Visa Persons with extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics
Q-1 Visa International Cultural Exchange
R-1 Visa Religious Worker
T Visa Victims of Human Trafficking
U Visa Victims of Criminal Activities