Visa Categories

Nonimmigrant Visas and Immigrant Visas

The chart below contains many different purposes of temporary travel and the related non immigrant visa categories available at Select a visa category below to learn more:

Purpose of Travel Visa Category Additional Fee (USD)
Athlete, amateur or professional (competing for prize money only) B1 No fee
Au pair (exchange visitor) J SEVIS fee
Australian professional specialty E-3 No fee
Border Crossing Card: Mexico BCC No fee
Business visitor B1 No fee
CNMI-only transitional worker CW-1 No fee
Crewmember D No fee
Diplomat or foreign government official A No fee
Domestic employee or nanny – must be accompanying a foreign national employer B1 No fee
Employee of a designated international organization or NATO G1-G5, NATO No fee
Exchange visitor J SEVIS fee
Foreign military personnel stationed in the United States A2
Foreign national with extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics O $40.00
Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Professional: Chile, Singapore H1B1 – Chile
H1B1 – Singapore
No fee
International cultural exchange visitor Q $40.00
Intracompany transferee L No fee (individual)/ $500.00 (blanket)
Media, journalist I No fee
NAFTA professional worker: Mexico, Canada TN/TD No fee
Performing athlete, artist, entertainer P $40.00
Physician J SEVIS fee
Professor, scholar, teacher (exchange visitor) J SEVIS fee
Religious worker R No fee
Specialty occupations in fields requiring highly specialized knowledge H1B No fee
Student: academic, vocational F, M SEVIS fee
Temporary agricultural worker H2A $100.00
Temporary worker performing other services or labor of a temporary or seasonal nature H2B $100.00
Tourism, vacation, medical treatment B1/B2 No fee
Training in a program not primarily for employment H3 $100.00
Treaty trader/treaty investor E No fee
Transiting the United States C No fee
Victim of Criminal Activity U No fee
Victim of Human Trafficking T No fee
Nonimmigrant (V) Visa for Spouse and Children of a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) V No fee
Renewals in the U.S. – A, G, and NATO Visas A, G No fee


The chart below contains different purposes for immigrating to the United States, and the related immigrant visa categories for which information is available. Select a visa category below to learn more:

Immediate Relative & Family Sponsored Visa Category
Spouse of a U.S. Citizen IR1, CR1
Spouse of a U.S. Citizen awaiting approval of an I-130 immigrant petition K-3 *
Fiancé(e) to marry U.S. Citizen & live in U.S. K-1 *
Intercountry Adoption of Orphan Children by U.S. Citizens IR3, IH3, IR4, IH4
Certain Family Members of U.S. Citizens IR2, CR2, IR5, F1, F3, F4
Certain Family Members of Lawful Permanent Residents F2A, F2B
Employer Sponsored – Employment
Employment-Based Immigrants, including (preference group):

  • Priority workers [First]
  • Professionals Holding Advanced Degrees and Persons of Exceptional Ability [Second]
  • Professionals and Other Workers [Third]
  • Employment Creation/Investors [Fifth]
  • Certain Special Immigrants: [Fourth]
E1E2E3, EW3C5, T5, R5, I5S (many**)
Religious Workers SD, SR
Iraqi and Afghan Translators/Interpreters SI
Iraqis Who Worked for/on Behalf of the U.S. Government SQ
Afghans Who Worked for/on Behalf of the U.S. Government SQ
Other Immigrants
Diversity Immigrant Visa DV
Returning Resident SB