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A
Foreign government officials
A-1
Ambassador, public minister, career, diplomatic or consular officer, and member of immediate family.
A-3
Attendant, servant, or personal employee of A-1 and A-2, and members of immediate family.
A-2
Other foreign government official or employee, and members of immediate family
B
Visitors
B-1
Temporary visitor for business
B-2
Temporary visitor for pleasure
C
Aliens to transit
C-1
Aliens in transit directly through the United States
C-1D
Combined transit and crewman visa
C-2
Alien in transit to UN headquarters district under section 11.(3), (4), or (5) of the Headquarters agreement
C-3
Foreign government official, members of immediate family, attendant, sevant, or personal employee, in transit
C-4
Transit without visa, see TWOW
D
Crewman
D-1
Crewman departing on same vessel or air carrier of arrival
D-2
Crewman departing by means other than vessel or air carrier of arrival
E
Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
E-1
Treaty traders, spouse and children
E-2
Treaty Investors, spouse and children
F
Academic Students
F-1
Academic Sudent
F-2
Spouse or Child of F-1
G
Foreign Government Officials to International Organizations
G-1
Principal resident representative of recognized foreign member government to international organization, and members of immediate family.
G-2
Other representatives of recognized foreign member government to international organization, and members of immediate family.
G-3
Representative of non-recognized or nonmember government to international organization, and members of immediate family.
G-4
International organization officer or employee, and members of immediate family
G-5
Attendant, servant, or personal employee of G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, or members of immediate family
H
Temporary Workers
H-1B
Specialty Occupations, DOD workers, fashion models
H-1C
Nurses going to work for up to 3 years in health professional shortage areas
H-2A
Temporary agricultural worker
H-2B
Temporary Worker: skilled and unskilled
H-3
Trainee
H-4
Spouse or child of H-1, H-2, H-3
I
Foreign media representatives
J
Exchange Visitor
J-1
Exchange Visitor
J-2
Spouse or child of J-1
K
Fiance(s//Minors of USC
K-1
Fiance(e)
K-2
Minor child of K-1
K-3
Spouse of U.S. citizen (LIFE Act)
K-4
Child of K-3 (LIFE Act)
L
Intra-company Transferee
L-1A
Executive Managerial
L-1B
Specialized knowledge
L-2
Spouse or child of L-1
M
Vocational and Language Students
M-1
Vocational student or other nonacademic student
M-2
Spouse or child of M-1
N
Special Immigrant Relatives
N-8
Parent of alien classified SK-3 (Special Immigrant)
N-9
Child of N-8, SK-1, SK-2, or SK-4 (Special Immigrant)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NATO
NATO-1
Principal Permanent Representative of Member State to NATO and resident members of official staff or immediate family
NATO-2
Other representatives of member state; Dependents of Member of a Force entering in accordance with the provisions of NATO Status-of-Forces agreement; Members of such a Force issued visas
NATO-3
Official clerical staff accompanying Representative of Member State to NATO or immediate family
NATO-4
Official of NATO other than those qualified as NATO-1 and immediate family
NATO-5
Expert other than NATO officials qualified under NATO-4, employed on behalf of NATO and immediate family
NATO-6
Member of civilian component who is either accompanying a Force entering in accordance with the provisions of the NATO Status of Force agreement; attached to an allied headquarters under protocol on the status of international military headquarters set up pursuant to the North Atlantic Treaty; and their dependents
NATO-7
Servant or employee of NATO-1-6 or immediate family
O
Workers with Extraordinary Abilities
O-1
Extraordinary abilities in, science, arts, education, business, or athletics.
O-2
Aliens (support) accompanying O-1
O-3
Spouse or child of O-1 or O-2
P
Athletes and Entertainers
P-1
Individual or team athletes/Entertainment groups
P-2
Artists or entertainers in reciprocal exchange programs
P-3
Artists and entertainers in culturally unique programs
P-4
Spouse or child of P-1, P-2, or P-3
Q
International Cultural Exchange Visitors
Q-1
International cultural exchange visitors
Q-2
Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program (Walsh Visas)
Q-3
Spouse or Child of Q-2
R
Religious Workers
R-1
Religious workers
R-2
Spouse or child of R-1
S
Witness or informant
S-5
Informant or criminal organization information
S-6
Informant of terrorism information
T
Victims of severe form of trafficking in persons
T-1
Victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons
T-2
Spouse of a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons
T-3
Child of a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons
T-4
Parent of victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons (if under 21)
TN
North American Free Trade Agreement professionals from Canada or Mexico
TD
Spouse or child accompanying TN
TWOV
Transit without Visa, Passenger and Crew
U
Victims of certain crimes
U-1
Victim of certain criminal activity
U-2
Spouse of U-1
U-3
Child of U-1
U-4
Parent Of U-1 (if under 21)
V
Certain Second Preference Beneficiaries
V-1
Spouse of an LPR who is the principal beneficiary of a family based petition (form 1-130) which was filed prior to December 21,2001, and has been pending for at least 3 years
V-2
Child of an LPR who is the principal beneficiary of a family based petition (form 1-130) which was filed prior to December 21,2001, and has been pending for at least 3 years
V-3
The derivative child of a V-1 or V-2
TPS
Temporary Protected Status