Non-immigration visa in common
If you received a “Travel authorization declined” notice as a consequence of your ESTA application, you might consider applying for a visa. For general sightseeing or short-term business trips, a standard B-visa (non-immigrant visa) is advised. A passport must be shown when applying for a visa. When visiting the US embassy or Immigration and Naturalization, make sure you bring your passport.
Major visas for different purposes to U.S. visit
The cases of U.S. visit by B-visa (Business / Sightseeing)
Athletes, Amateurs and Professionals (Attending the games with prize money only)
Servant・House maid・Babysitter (Must be a employment for no value of the wage)
Visit for sightseeing・Pleasure
The most prevalent non-immigrant visa is the B-visa. If your ESTA travel permission is denied, you should try applying for a B-visa.
The cases of U.S. visit by A-visa (Government Officials / Public Minister visa)
Diplomats and foreign government representatives at A-1
A-2 Foreign military force and its personnel stationed in the United States (NATO1-6)
Diplomats, soldiers, and government officials are the primary purchasers.
C-visa (Visa for transit / transfer)
C-1,C-2,C-3Transportation in the U.S.
Border Crossing Card (BCC): Mexico
C-visa is a needed visa for transiting through the United States at an airport. It is needed to obtain it if going to certain countries via the United States without an ESTA.
D-visa (Crewmember visa)
A visa for a foreign ship or aircraft crewmember traveling to or transiting through the United States.
E-visa (Expat visa)
Treaty trader E-1
Investor under the E-2 Treaty
Northern Mariana Islands are the only E-2C Treaty investors.
E-3 Australian employee
A visa is essential for anybody coming to the United States as a trading or investment expat. E-visas are valid for five years and are typically awarded to managers or technical specialists.
F-visa (Student visa)
F-1 Student (Student with language studies)
F-1 family member accompanying a student
A family member of an F-2 F-visa holder is traveling with them.
A visa is necessary for international students attending a university, graduate school, college, high school, or language school in the United States. Most students who travel to the United States to study must get an F-visa.
H-visa (work visa)
Chili H-1B1 Free Trade Agreements (FTA) Specialist
Singapore H-1B1 Free Trade Agreements (FTA) Specialist
H-1CNurses traveling to locations where medical personnel are in limited supply
H-1BTemporary worker (agricultural or agriculture-related industry)
H-2ASpecialized labor in an area that necessitates considerable knowledge.
H-2BTemporary worker (Non-agricultural)
H-3 Take part in a training program that does not have employment as its primary goal.
A visa issued for local employment by various companies and organizations in the U.S. The person applying for H1-visa is required for obtaining bachelor’s degree or license related to the profession.
I-visa (Journalist visa)
Representative representing the news media
A press visa is provided to those who work as journalists in the United States.
J-visa (Exchange visitor visa)
J-1 Exchange guest Au pair (Mother’s assistance)
Professor, Scholar, or Teacher on J-1 Visa
J-1 A visa holder’s minor child (under the age of 21)
A visa that allows you to visit the United States for a limited time in order to demonstrate or teach particular skills through family exchange or homestay.
K-visa (Fiance visa)
The individual who is married to a US citizen
A visa for a person who is engaged to a US citizen and intends to marry and live in the US as a permanent resident.
L-visa (Intra-company transferee visa)
Employee transferred within the firm
A visa is required for employees who are temporarily relocating to headquarters, branches, and other associated firms in the United States. It is primarily for professionals and managers, although it varies from E-visa in that it considers transfers inside the organization.
M-visa (Job trainee visa)
Job trainee M-1
M-1 Student’s family member is accompanying him.
A family member of an M-2 visa holder is traveling with them.
A visa granted to a student who is pursuing professional training in the United States. A family member traveling with the visa holder is also able to get a visa.
G-visa (NATO, International organization visa)
A visa for NATO personnel and members of international organizations that differs from a standard non-immigrant visa. It is necessary when visiting the United States for public service or a conference of an international organization.
O-visa (Special skill visa)
A visa granted to a foreign individual who demonstrates exceptional skill and results in the fields of science, art, education, business, or sports.
P-visa (Sports, art, one with special skill visa)
P-1,P-2,P-3,P-4A visa is granted to a foreign national who is an athlete, artist, or somebody in the entertainment industry with exceptional international talent.
Q-visa (International exchange visa)
Q-1 A visa is mostly granted to those who are visiting the United States as part of an international cultural exchange.
R-visa (Religious occupation visa)
A visa that is mostly provided to foreign nationals who come to the United States for religious purposes or to provide humanitarian assistance.