There are two different types of visas for the United States: Immigrant Visas and Non-Immigrant Visas. Immigrant visas are for those wishing to permanently immigrate to the United States. Non-immigrant visas are for those who wish to study, work temporarily, invest in a business or simply travel to the United States for pleasure. B-1 View More B-2 View More E-1 View More E-2 View More F-1 View More H1-B View More J-1 View More L-1 View More O-1 View More B-1 Visitors coming to the U.S. to consult with business associates, attend a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention or conference, settle an estate or negotiate a contract can apply for a B-1 Visa. B-2 Visitors coming to the U.S. for pleasure, vacation, visit with friends or relatives, medical treatment, or non-paid participation in social, musical, or sports events or contests can apply for this visa. E-1 Treaty traders working for a U.S. trading company that does 50% or more of its business with the trader’s home country. E-2 Treaty investors working for a U.S company with 50% or more of its investment capital coming from the investor. F-1 Academic or language students. H-1B An H-1B visa is granted to individuals working in specialty occupations requiring at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in on-the-job experience, and distinguished fashion models. J-1 Exchange visitors coming to the U.S. to study, work, or train as part of an exchange program officially recognized by the U.S. Department of State. L-1 An L-1 visa may be issued to a temporary intracompany transferee who works as a manager, executive, or has a position that requires specialized knowledge. O-1 An O-1 visa is granted to individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.