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The 4 Basic Types of Travel Visas.

The 4 Basic Types Of Travel Visas

Many distinct visas are required when traveling in a country outside your own country of citizenship. Travel, business, and work are the common reasons to apply for a visa. A visa to the U.S. is a document that allows a non-U.S. citizen or non-permanent resident to apply to visit the United States for a particular reason.

It is a Non-immigrant Visa for a temporary stay or an immigrant Visa for a permanent stay.

Four main sub-types of visa 

Type #1 – Tourist or Business Visa Requirements: 

When talking about tourist or business visas, a non-immigrant visa is for a temporary stay for work purposes or holidays, such as attending a conference, touring a destination, or visiting a family member. You can apply for two types of Visas: B-1/B-2 visa. 

  • B-1 for business associates who travel for a scientific, professional, business convention, educational, or conference on specific dates.
  • B-2 for recreational travel such as tourism, visits with friends and family, medical treatment and activities, and social or service activities.

Type #2 – Immigration Visa 

An immigration visa permits another person to stay in a country permanently. This is closely related to the naturalization and citizenship process; the citizenship process, also known as naturalization, is the last step in becoming a full citizen of the U.S. (Note: Go to www.gehilegal.com to study and prepare for your U.S. Citizenship)

Green Card holders should sit tight for five years before applying for citizenship. There are different ways to get an immigrant visa: family, employment, investment, the diversity lottery, refugee or asylum status, the Registry, and the director of the CIA.

Type #3 – Student Visa

A student visa (F or M) is required to study in the United States. A student visa is also a non-immigrant visa. Foreign nationals studying in the U.S. will need a U.S. F and M Student Visa. This visa includes a group of visas for academics and educational experts going offshore for particular work trips. These types of visas are considered J visas, which might also be work visas.

Type #4 – Work Visa 

If you have a good education, skills, and work experience, you may be able to work permanently in the United States by looking for an employment-based immigrant visa. Some immigrant visa inclinations expect you to have a job offer from a U.S. business. This job will be considered your sponsor.

Many different types of work visas exist: E, H, L, O, P, I, TN/TD, J. Each country wants to ensure that its citizens have priority for the jobs available in that country. Each employment-based visa category contains its requirements for the employment-based visa applicant and their potential employer.

The process of obtaining a visa can be time-consuming and challenging. If you require any assistance from an immigration attorney, consider working with a professional law firm to help you secure your visa before you travel. The firm assists individuals with their primary and complex legal matters.

Gehi & Associates attorneys can also acknowledge any questions and assist with preparing anything you’ll need throughout the process. For more information and advice on US immigration law and US visa applications, please get in touch with us [Call icon] (718) 577-0711 or Email info@gehilaw.com or WhatsApp Us now @ +1 (917) 781-0791.


  1. https://upgradedpoints.com/travel/4-basic-types-of-travel-visas/
  2. https://traveltips.usatoday.com/types-visas-travel-19314.html

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