The US-Singapore and US-Chile Free Trade Agreements, which took effect on January 1, 2004, created a new class of temporary work visa for Singaporean and Chilean citizens, the H1B1 Visa. The H1B1 requires a US job offer in a “specialty occupation.” Qualified beneficiaries may obtain the H1B1 directly from a US consulate in Singapore or Chile without first making an application to USCIS. more »
Foreign nationals who have been accepted by US colleges or universities and who satisfy certain other requirements may be eligible for an F-1 student visa, which is valid for the duration of an F-1 applicant’s course of study in the United States.
The J-1 Visa category is for participation in various types of exchange programs. These may include students, researchers, medical trainees or interns. The purpose of the J-1 Visa Program is to promote the exchange of people, knowledge, and skills in the fields of education, arts, and sciences. more »
In general, the B Visa allows individuals to visit the US temporarily for business (B-1 Business Visitor) or for pleasure (B-2 Tourist Visa). Nationals of certain countries can also visit the US temporarily without a visa if they qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). more »
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows nationals from designated countries to apply for admission to the US for 90 days or less as temporary visitors for business or pleasure without first obtaining a US visa. more »
The K Visa is a temporary US visa option for a fiancé(e) or spouse of a US citizen. Once issued, the K Visa allows entry into the US to enable families to remain together while they continue the Green Card process. Same-sex couples are now eligible for the K visa. more »