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A Nonimmigrant Visa
authorizes a specific duration of stay in the
· B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa.
Available to visitors coming into the
· E-3 Visa. This is a visa option for
Australian nationals if they have a job offer in the
· F-1 or Student Visa.
Applicable to persons entering the
· H-1B Professional Employment Visa. Persons with at least a bachelor's degree may be eligible if their U.S. employer is willing to file the H-1B petition. This is by far the most common nonimmigrant employment-based visa category.
· H-1B1 Visa. Citizens of Chile and Singapore with a U.S. job offer and bachelor’s degree may qualify under free trade agreements.
· K-1 Fiance(e) Visa.
Marriage to the sponsoring U.S. citizen must be concluded within 90 days of
entry into the
· L-1 Intracompany Transfer Visa. Available to executives, managers, or persons with "specialized knowledge" who are transferring to the U.S. branch, subsidiary, or affiliate of their foreign employer.
· O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visa. This petition requires an employer and “extraordinary ability” in the field.
· TN Status under the North American Free Trade Agreement. This category is applicable to nationals of Canada and Mexico.
IMMIGRANT VISAS (aka “Green Card”)
Immigrant Visas are all visas that are not Nonimmigrant Visas. U.S. Immigration laws allow immigration applications through the Employment ("EB") based category, the Family ("FB") based category, and the Diversity ("DV") visa lottery program.
· Employer Sponsorship. An offer of employment by a U.S. employer is usually required, and a "Labor Certification" (also known as PERM) must normally be obtained from the Department of Labor. There are exceptions for highly qualified persons.
· Family Sponsorship.
Applicable to persons who want to obtain a Green Card based on the fact that
they have a spouse or relative who is either a
Please feel free to contact our law firm if you have any questions regarding the above visa categories or other aspects of Immigration Law that are not covered in our website.
Ajay K. Arora, Esq., is a prominent member of the Immigration & Nationality bar in New York City and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He may be contacted at (212)268-3580.
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