U.S. Non-Imigrant Visa Symbols

Nonimmigrants

Visa Symbol
Class
A-1Т
Ambassador, public minister, career diplomat or consultant officer, and members of immediate family
A-2
Other foreign government official or employee, and members of immediate family
A-3
Attendant, servant, or personal employee of alien classified A-1 or A-2, and members of immediate family
B-1
Temporary visitor for business
B-2
Temporary visitor for pleasure
C-1
Alien in transit
C-2
Alien in transit to United Nations headquarters district under Section 11 (3), (4) or (5) of headquarters agreement
C-3
Foreign government official, members of immediate family, attendant, servant or personal employee, in transit
D
Crewman (seaman or airman)
E-1
Treaty trader, spouse, and children
E-2
Treaty investor, spouse, and children
F-1
Student in academic or language program
F-2
Spouse or child of student in academic or language program
G-1
Principal resident to representative or recognized foreign member government to international organization, staff, and members of immediate family
G-2
Other representative of recognized foreign member government to international organization, and members of immediate family
G-3
Representative of nonrecognized or nonmember of foreign government to international organization, and members of immediate family
G-4
International organization officer or employee, and members of immediate family
G-5
Attendant, servant, or personal employee of alien classified G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-4 and members of immediate family
H-1A
Temporary worker performing professional nursing services
H-1B
Temporary worker in a special occupation
H-2A
Temporary agricultural worker
H-2B
Temporary worker performing nonagricultural services unavailable in the United States
H-3
Trainee
H-4
Spouse or child of alien classified H-1, H-2, or H-3
I
Representative of foreign information media, spouse, and children
J-1
Exchange visitor
J-2
Spouse or child of exchange visitor
K-1
Fiancee or fiance of U.S. citizen
K-2
Child of fiancee or fiance of U.S. citizen
L-1
Intracompany transferee
L-2
Spouse or child of alien classified L-1
M-1
Student in vocational or other recognized nonacademic institution
M-2
Spouse or child of student in vocational or other recognized nonacademic institution
N-8
Parent of an alien child accorded special immigrant status
N-9
Child of an alien parent accorded special immigrant status
NATO 1-7
Includes the principal permanent representative of a NATO state; other representatives or member states; official clerial staff; officials of NATO; experts; members of a civilian component accompanying a force; attendants, servants, or personal employees of NATO visa holders; and members of immediate family of above
O-1
Workers of “extraordinary” ability in sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics
O-2
Workers who accompany and assist O-1 aliens
O-3
Family members of O-1 and O-2 aliens
P-1
“Internationally recognized” entertainers and athlets
P-2
“Reciprocal exchange” artists and entertainers
P-3
“Culturally unique” artists and entertainers
P-4
Family members of P-1, P-2, and P-3 aliens
Q
Cultural exchange visitors
R
Religious workers
S
Federal Witnesses
TN
Professionals from Canada or Mexico who enter the United States under NAFTA agreements
TD
Dependents of TN professionals