There are different US Visa Types which a person who wants to visit the United States can apply for. In principle, there are two general categories of U.S Visas:
- US Non Immigrant Visa
- US Immigrant Visa
What is a Non immigrant Visa?
The United States legal system defines a non-immigrant USA visa as a temporary stay in the country. This means that you will visit the U.S for a short period of time, for reasons such as tourism, business, and others, but will not stay there permanently.
Those who want to permanently move to the United States to live and work there, need to apply for the U.S Immigrant Visa.
Non immigrant Visa Types
The category of non immigrant US visa has several types. Which type of visa you need to apply for is based on the purpose of your visit, so whether you are going to the U.S for business, as a student, for tourism, or others.
Below is the list of visa types as well as the purpose of visit for each one, which determines the one you should apply for: