Visa Category Code

Active / In Use
ValueDefinition
A1Ambassador, public minister, career, diplomatic or consular officer, and members of immediate family. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(A)(i) and 8 CFR 214.2(a).
A2Other foreign government official or employee, and members of immediate family. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(A)(ii) and 8 CFR 214.2(a).
A3Attendant, servant, or personal employee of A1 and A2, and members of immediate family. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(A)(iii) and 8 CFR 214.2(a).
B1Temporary visitor for business,See INA Section 101(a)(15)(B) and 8 CFR 214.2(b).
B2Temporary visitor for pleasure,See INA Section 101(a)(15)(B) and 8 CFR 214.2(b).
C1Alien in transit directly through U.S. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(C) and 8 CFR 214.2(c).
C1DCombined transit and crewman visa,See INA Section 101(a)(15)(C) and (D) and 8 CFR 214.2(c).
C2Alien in transit to UN headquarters district under Section 11.(3), (4), or (5) of the Headquarters Agreement. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(C) and 8 CFR 214.2(c).
C3Foreign government official, members of immediate family, attendant, servant, or personal employee, in transit. See INA Section 212(d)(8) and 8 CFR 214.2(c).
C4Transit without Visa, see TWOV. See INA Sections 212(d)(3), and 212(d)(5) and 8 CFR 212.1(f).
D1Crewmember departing on same vessel of arrival. See INA section 101(a)(15)(D) and 8 CFR 214.2(d).
D2Crewmember departing by means other than vessel of arrival. See INA section 101(a)(15)(D) and 8 CFR 214.2(d).
E1Treaty Trader, spouse and children. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(E)(i) and 8 CFR 214.2(e)(1).
E2Treaty Investor, spouse and children. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(E)(ii) and 8 CFR 214.2(e)(2).
F1Academic Student. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(F)(i) and 8 CFR 214.2(f).
F2Spouse or child of F1. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(F)(ii) and 8 CFR 214.2(f).
G1Principal resident representative of recognized foreign member government to international organization, and members of immediate family. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(G)(i) and 8 CFR 214.2(g).
G2Other representative of recognized foreign member government to international organization, and members of immediate family. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(G)(ii) and 8 CFR 214.2(e)(1).
G3Representative of non-recognized or nonmember government to international organization, and members of immediate family. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(G)(iii) and 8 CFR 214.2(G).
G4International organization officer or employee, and members of immediate family. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(G)(iv) and 8 CFR 214.2(g).
G5Attendant, servant, or personal employee of G1, G2, G3, G4, or members of immediate family. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(G)(v) and 8 CFR 214.2(g).
H1BSpecialty Occupations, DOD workers, fashion models. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b) and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(4).
H1CNurses going to work for up to three years in health professional shortage areas. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(H)(i)(c) and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(3).
H2ATemporary Agricultural Worker. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a) and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(5).
H2BTemporary worker: skilled and unskilled. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(6).
H3Trainee. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(H)(iii) and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(7).
H4Spouse or child of H1, H2, H3. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(H)(iv) and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(9)(iv).
IVisas for foreign media representatives. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(I) and 8 CFR 214.2(i).
J1Visas for exchange visitors. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(J)(i) and 8 CFR 214.2(j).
J2Spouse or child of J1. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(J)(ii) and 8 CFR 214.2(j).
K1Fiance or Fiancee. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(K) and 8 CFR 214.2(k).
K2Minor child of K1. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(K) and 8 CFR 214.2(k).
K3Spouse of a U.S. Citizen (LIFE Act). See INA Section 101(a)(15)(K)(ii) and 8 CFR 214.2(k).
K4Child of K3 (LIFE Act). See INA Section 101(a)(15)(K)(iii) and 8 CFR 214.2(k).
L1AExecutive, managerial. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(L) and 8 CFR 214.2(l).
L1BSpecialized knowledge. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(L) and 8 CFR 214.2(l).
L2Spouse or child of L1. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(L) and 8 CFR 214.2(l).
M1Vocational student or other nonacademic student. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(M)(i) and 8 CFR 214.2(m).
M2Spouse or child of M1. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(M)(ii) and 8 CFR 214.2(m).
N8Parent of alien classified SK3 Special Immigrant. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(N)(i).
N9Child of N8, SK1, SK2, or SK4 Special Immmigrant. See INA Section 101(a) (15)(N)(ii) through (iv).
NATO1Principal Permanent Representative of Member State to NATO and resident members of official staff or immediate family,Not included in the INA Article 12, 5 US Treaties 1094 Article 20, 5 US Treaties 1098 and 8 CFR 214.2(s).
NATO2Other representatives of member State; Dependents of Member of a Force entering in accordance with the provisions of NATO Status-of-Forces agreement; Members of such a Force if issued visas,Article 13, 5 US Treaties 1094 Article 1, 4 US Treaties 1794 Article 3, 4 US Treaties 1796 and 8 CFR 214.2(s).
NATO3Official clerical staff accompanying Representative of Member State to NATO or immediate family,Article 14, 5 US Treaties 1096 and 8 CFR 214.2(s).
NATO4Official of NATO other than those qualified as NATO1 and immediate family,Article 18, 5 US Treaties 1096 and 8 CFR 214.2(s).
NATO5Expert other than NATO officials qualified under NATO4, employed on behalf of NATO and immediate family,Article 21, 5 US Treaties 1100 and 8 CFR 214.2(s).
NATO6Member of civilian component who is either accompanying a Force entering in accordance with the provisions of the NATO Status-of-Forces agreement; attached to an Allied headquarters under the protocol on the Status of International Military headquarters set up pursuant to the North Atlantic Treaty; and their dependents,Article 1, 4 US Treaties 1794 Article 3, 5 US Treaties 877 and 8 CFR 214.2(s).
NATO7Servant or personal employee of NATO1, NATO2, NATO3, NATO4, NATO5, NATO6, or immediate family,Articles 12-20, 5 US Treaties 1094-1098 and 8 CFR 214.2(s).
O1Extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business, or Athletics. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(O)(i)) and 8 CFR 214.2(o)(1), 8 CFR 214.2(o)(2), 8 CFR 214.2(o)(3).
O2Alien's (support) accompanying O1. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(O)(ii) and 8 CFR 214.2(o)(4).
O3Spouse or child of O1 or O2. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(O)(iii) and 8 CFR 214.2(o)(5).
P1Individual or team athletes. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(P)(i) and 8 CFR 214.2(p)(4).
P1Entertainment groups. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(P)(i) and 8 CFR 214.2(p)(4).
P2Artists and entertainers in reciprocal Exchange programs. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(P)(ii) and 8 CFR 214.2(p)(5).
P3Artists and entertainers in culturally unique programs. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(P)(iii) and 8 CFR 214.2(p)(6).
P4Spouse or child of P1, P2, or P3. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(P)(iv) and 8 CFR 214.2(p)(8)(iii)(D).
Q1International cultural exchange visitors. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(Q)(i) and 8 CFR 214.2(q).
Q2Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program (Walsh Visas). See INA Section 101(a)(15)(Q)(ii)(l) and 8 CFR 214.2(q)(15).
Q3Spouse or child of Q2. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(Q)(ii)(ll) and 8 CFR 214.2(q)(15).
R1Religious workers. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(R) and 8 CFR 214.2(r).
R2Spouse or child of R1. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(R) and 8 CFR 214.2(r).
S5Informant of criminal organization information. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(S)(i).
S6Informant of terrorism information. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(S)(ii).
T1Victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(T)(i) and 8 CFR 214.11.
T2Spouse of a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(T)(ii) and 8 CFR 214.11(o).
T3Child of victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(T)(ii) and 8 CFR 214.11(o).
T4Parent of victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons (if T1 victim is under 21 years of age). See INA Section 101(a)(15)(T)(ii) and 8 CFR 214.11(o).
TNTrade visas for Canadians and Mexicans. See INA Section 214(e)(2) and 8 CFR 214.6. For Canadians, see 8 CFR 214.6(d). For Mexicans, see 8 CFR 214.6(e).
TDSpouse or child accompanying TN. See INA Section 214(e)(2) and 8 CFR 214.6(j).
TWOVTravel Without Visa - Passenger. See INA Sections 212(d)(3) and 212(d)(5) and 8 CFR 212.1(f).
TWOVTravel Without Visa - Crew. See INA Sections 212(d)(3) and 212(d)(5) and 8 CFR 212.1(f).
U1Victim of Certain Criminal Activity. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(U).
U2Spouse of U1. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(U).
U3Child of U1. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(U).
U4Parent of U1, if U1 is under 21 years of age. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(U).
V1Spouse of an LPR who is the principal beneficiary of a family-based petition (Form I-130) which was filed prior to December 21, 2000, and has been pending for at least three years. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(V) and 8 CFR 214.15.
V2Child of an LPR who is the principal beneficiary of a family-based visa petition (Form I-130) that was filed prior to December 21, 2000, and has been pending for at least three years. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(V) and 8 CFR 214.15.
V3The derivative child of a V1 or V2. See INA Section 101(a)(15)(V) and 8 CFR 214.15.
TPSTemporary Protected Status. See INA Section 244 and 8 CFR 244.