A short guide to the various types of NON-IMMIGRANT visas available. Most of which fall into the following groups (1) Tourists (2) Students (3) Business-related visitors (4) Temporary Employees.
The listing is as follows:
A- foreign government employees and their families
B - business visitors (attend conferences, trade shows, etc), tourists and visitors for pleasure (medical treatment, conventions, etc
C - aliens in transit through the US or en route to the UN.
D- foreign crew members of ships and aircrafts.
E- aliens entering the US to engage in trade or investment pursuant to a bilateral treaty between the US and their country of nationality.
F- foreign students authorized to study in the US with limited work authorization available.
G- employees of international organizations and their families.
H- certain qualified temporary workers, trainees, and their families.
I- media representatives
J- exchange visitors and their families.
K- fiances of US citizens and their minor children.
L- intracompany transferees who are managers, executives, or employees with
specialized knowledge of international corporations to the US.
M- vocational students and their families.
N- famliy members of G-4
O- aliens of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics and their family members.
P - athletic teams and entertainment groups who are recognized internationally.
Q- international cultural exchange aliens.
R- ministers, religious workers, and their families.