United States Visas for Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Aliens:
Most foreign countries’ citizens are required to secure a U.S. visa to be able to enter into the United States. While a U.S. visa may not accord any alien an entry into the U.S. at the port of entry (seaport, land, and air) pending further
determination by the immigration officer at the said port of entry. Yet, a U.S.
visa is a proof of formerly filed, reviewed, and approved application by a U.S.
consulate of the U.S. Department of State at a designated American embassy or
consulate abroad for eligibility to enter the U.S. for a stated purpose. The
immigration officer upon a reasonable and satisfactory conclusion may permit
aliens entry for time duration within that specified visit.
categories of U.S.Visas:
Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Aliens:
Visas: Aliens with the intention to live permanently in the U.S are
required to apply and obtain Immigrant Visas before arriving at the United States. These below are the Visa Classes of Immigrant aliens:
· Extra-Ordinary/Excetional Ability Alien Workers.
Interest Waiver Aliens.
Visas:Foreigners wanting to visit for the purpose of business or tourism, or live
temporarily in the U.S. on the basis of studying or obtaining temporary work or medical
treatment are required by law to secure Nonimmigrant Visas. The following are
the Visa Classes of Nonimmigrant aliens:
visitors (Business or Pleasure).
- Temporary Alien Workers - Specialty (Professional) Occupations.
- Temporary Alien Workers - Non-Professional Occupations.
- Intra-Company Transferees.
- Treaty Investors/Treaty Traders.
- Exchange Visitors.
(North American Free Trade Agreement) Alien Workers-Canada or Mexico.
Ability Alien Workers in Arts, Science, Education, and Business.
Artists, and Entertainers.