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Temporary Nonimmigrant Visas for the United States 

For those individuals that want to travel to the United States merely for tourism or activities incident to business, the United States has waived the requirement of obtaining a visa for citizens of many countries. This exception for obtaining a visa is available to citizens of countries that are apart of the Visa Waiver Program ("VWP").  For citizens from those countries all that is required is that they complete an Electronic Application for Travel Authorization ("ESTA") and be approved. 
For those wishing to travel to the United States for other purposes (ex. studying, training, journalists, crew members, etc.), a us visa is required before travelling to the United States.
If you wish to travel to the United States for activities not allowed under the VWP and would like to know more about usa visa requirements, please do not hesitate to contact my office to discuss possible visa options.
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Important Notice: As of 2015, the following persons of Visa Waiver Program countries are no longer able to travel with an approved ESTA: 

  • Nationals of VWP countries who have traveled to or been present in Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen on or after March 1, 2011 (with limited exceptions for travel for diplomatic or military purposes in the service of a VWP country).

  • Nationals of VWP countries who are also nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria.

Instead, travellers will need to obtain a visa from a U.S. Embassy before travelling to the United States.  The appropriate visa category will depend on the purpose for this trip.

For more information, please feel free to contact my offices.

Nonimmigrant Visa Categories:

A1

Ambassador, Public Minister, Career Diplomat or Consular Officer, or Immediate Family

A2

Other Foreign Government Official or Employee, or Immediate Family

A3

Attendant, Servant, or Personal Employee of A1 or A2, or Immediate Family

B1

Temporary Visitor for Business

B2

Temporary Visitor for Pleasure

B1/B2

Temporary Visitor for Business & Pleasure

C1

Alien in Transit

C1/D

Combined Transit and Crewmember Visa

C2

Alien in Transit to United Nations Headquarters District Under Section 11.(3), (4), or (5) of the Headquarters Agreement

C3

Foreign Government Official, Immediate Family, Attendant, Servant or Personal Employee, in Transit

CW1

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Transitional Worker

CW2

Spouse or Child of CW1

D

Crewmember (Sea or Air)

E1

Treaty Trader, Spouse or Child

E2

Treaty Investor, Spouse or Child

E2C

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Investor, Spouse or Child

E3

Australian Treaty Alien coming to the United States Solely to Perform Services in a Specialty Occupation

E3D

Spouse or Child of E3

E3R

Returning E3

F1

Student in an academic or language training program

F2

Spouse or Child of F1

F3

Canadian or Mexican national commuter student in an academic or language training program

G1

Principal Resident Representative of Recognized Foreign Government to International Organization, Staff, or Immediate Family

G2

Other Representative of Recognized Foreign Member Government to International Organization, or Immediate Family

G3

Representative of Nonrecognized or Nonmember Foreign Government to International Organization, or Immediate Family

G4

International Organization Officer or Employee, or Immediate Family

G5

Attendant, Servant, or Personal Employee of G1 through G4, or Immediate Family

H1B

Alien in a Specialty Occupation (Profession)

H1B1

Chilean or Singaporean National to Work in a Specialty Occupation

H1C

Nurse in health professional shortage area

H2A

Temporary Worker Performing Agricultural Services Unavailable in the United States

H2B

Temporary Worker Performing Other Services Unavailable in the United States

H3

Trainee

H4

Spouse or Child of Alien Classified H1B/B1/C, H2A/B, or H–3

I

Representative of Foreign Information Media, Spouse and Child

J1

Exchange Visitor

J2

Spouse or Child of J1

K1

Fiance(e) of United States Citizen

K2

Child of Fiance(e) of U.S. Citizen

K3

Spouse of U.S. Citizen awaiting availability of immigrant visa

K4

Child of K3

L1

Intracompany Transferee (Executive, Managerial, and Specialized Knowledge Personnel Continuing Employment with International Firm or Corporation)

L2

Spouse or Child of Intracompany Transferee

M1

Vocational Student or Other Nonacademic Student

M2

Spouse or Child of M1

M3

Canadian or Mexican national commuter student (Vocational student or other nonacademic student)

N8

Parent of an Alien Classified SK3 or SN3

N9

Child of N8 or of SK1, SK2, SK4, SN1, SN2 or SN4

NATO 1

Principal Permanent Representative of Member State to NATO (including any of its Subsidiary Bodies) Resident in the U.S. and Resident Members of Official Staff; Secretary General, Assistant Secretaries General, and Executive Secretary of NATO; Other Permanent NATO Officials of Similar Rank, or Immediate Family

NATO 2

Other Representative of member state to NATO (including any of its Subsidiary Bodies) including Representatives, Advisers, and Technical Experts of Delegations, or Immediate Family; Dependents of Member of a Force Entering in Accordance with the Provisions of the NATO Status-of-Forces Agreement or in Accordance with the provisions of the “Protocol on the Status of International Military Headquarters”; Members of Such a Force if Issued Visas

NATO 3

Official Clerical Staff Accompanying Representative of Member State to NATO (including any of its Subsidiary Bodies), or Immediate Family

NATO 4

Official of NATO (Other Than Those Classifiable as NATO1), or Immediate Family

NATO 5

Experts, Other Than NATO Officials Classifiable Under NATO4, Employed in Missions on Behalf of NATO, and their Dependents

NATO 6

Member of a Civilian Component Accompanying a Force Entering in Accordance with the Provisions of the NATO Status-of-Forces Agreement; Member of a Civilian Component Attached to or Employed by an Allied Headquarters Under the “Protocol on the Status of International Military Headquarters” Set Up Pursuant to the North Atlantic Treaty; and their Dependents

NATO 7

Attendant, Servant, or Personal Employee of NATO1, NATO2, NATO 3, NATO4, NATO5, and NATO6 Classes, or Immediate Family

O1

Alien with Extraordinary Ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics

O2

Alien Accompanying and Assisting in the Artistic or Athletic Performance by O1

O3

Spouse or Child of O1 or O2

P1

Internationally Recognized Athlete or Member of Internationally Recognized Entertainment Group

P2

Artist or Entertainer in a Reciprocal Exchange Program

INA 101(a)(15)(P)(ii).

P3

Artist or Entertainer in a Culturally Unique Program

P4

Spouse or Child of P1, P2, or P3

Q1

Participant in an International Cultural Exchange Program

R1

Alien in a Religious Occupation

R2

Spouse or Child of R1

S5

Certain Aliens Supplying Critical Information Relating to a Criminal Organization or Enterprise

S6

Certain Aliens Supplying Critical Information Relating to Terrorism

S7

Qualified Family Member of S5 or S6

T1

Victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons

T2

Spouse of T1

T3

Child of T1

T4

Parent of T1

T5

Unmarried Sibling under age 18 of T1

T6

Adult or Minor Child of a Derivative Beneficiary of a T1

TN

NAFTA Professional

TD

Spouse or Child of NAFTA Professional

U1

Victim of criminal activity

U2

Spouse of U1

U3

Child of U1

U4

Parent of U1 under 21 years of age

U5

Unmarried Sibling under age 18 of U1 under 21 years of age

V1

Spouse of a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien Awaiting Availability of Immigrant Visa

V2

Child of a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien Awaiting Availability of Immigrant Visa

V3

Child of a V1 or V2