Types of Visas

Visa Type

Athletes, amateur & professional (compete for prize money only) B-1
Au pairs (exchange visitor)

—J—

Australian professional specialty

E-3

Border Crossing Card: Mexico

BCC

Business visitors

B-1

Crewmembers

—D—

Diplomats and foreign government officials

—A—

Domestic employees or nanny -must be accompanying a foreign national employer

B-1

Employees of a designated international organization, and NATO

G1-G5, NATO

Exchange visitors

—J—

Foreign military personnel stationed in the U.S.

A-2
NATO1-6

Foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics

—O—

Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Professionals: Chile, Singapore

H-1B1 – Chile
H-1B1 – Singapore

International cultural exchange visitors

—Q—

Intra-company transferees

—L—

Medical treatment, visitors for

B-2

Media, journalists

—I—

NAFTA professional workers: Mexico, Canada

TN/TD

Performing athletes, artists, entertainers

—P—

Physician

J , H-1B

Professor, scholar, teacher (exchange visitor)

—J—

Religious workers

—R—

Specialty occupations in fields requiring highly specialized knowledge

H-1B

Students: academic, vocational

F, M

Temporary agricultural workers

H-2A

Temporary workers performing other services or labor of a temporary or seasonal nature.

H-2B

Tourism, vacation, pleasure visitors

B-2

Training in a program not primarily for employment

H-3

Treaty traders/treaty investors

—E—

Transiting the United States

—C—

Victims of Human Trafficking

—T—