What does Visa mean?

There are two types of visa categories in the United States: immigrant and nonimmigrant. If an individual is visiting the United States and does not plan to permanently relocate to the U.S. they will apply for a nonimmigrant visa. Individuals seeking permanent residence will apply for an immigrant visa.

Nonimmigrant visas include B-1 Temporary visitor for Business, B-2 Temporary visitor for Pleasure, E-1 Treaty Trader, spouse and children, E-2 Treaty Investor, spouse and children, F-1 Student Visa, H-1B Work Visa for Specialty Occupations, J-1 Visas for exchange visitors, K-1 Fianc�e and Fianc� Immigration Visa, O-1 Extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business, or Athletics, P-1 Individual or team athletes, R-1 Religious workers and TN Trade visas for Citizens of Canada and Mexico. There are certain individuals from qualifying countries who do not need a visa to enter the United States and can obtain a visa waiver to visit the United States for up to 90 days.

Individuals applying for an immigrant visa can apply for any of the following: Immediate Relatives Immigration Visa, Special Immigrants, Family-sponsored Immigration Visa, Employer-sponsored Immigration Visa, Marriage to a Foreign National Visa, Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, or an Employment Immigrant Visa.

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Immigration Attorneys near Ashburn VA

Murray Osorio PLLC

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4103 Chain Bridge Rd
Suite 300 Fairfax, VA 22030

AG Legal, PLLC

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900 S. Washington Street
Suite 114 Falls Church, VA 22046

Andrews Law Firm

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122 North Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

The Law Office of Jing Yeophantong

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1700 North Moore Street
Suite 2100 Arlington, VA 22209

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