Non Immigrant Visas-I
|Types of Nonimmigrant Visa|
|A||Diplomats and foreign government officials|
|B||Visitors for business or pleasure (B-1/B-2 information)|
|E||Treaty Traders and Investors (E-1 & E-2 information) |
|F||Students (academic) (F-1 information)|
|I||Representatives of foreign media|
|J||Exchange Program students, scholars, trainees, teachers, research assistants, medical graduates, etc. (J-1 information)|
|K||Fiancees of U.S. citizens|
|L||Intracompany transferees (L-1 information) |
|M||Students (vocational) (M-1 information) |
|N||Parents or children of an alien accorded Special Immigrant status|
|O||Individuals with extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, business, athletics, movies, or television|
|P||Athletes and entertainers - highly qualified individuals / groups as well as accompanying group members|
|Q||Participants in international cultural programs|
|S||Individuals coming to the U.S. to testify in a criminal proceeding|
|TN||Canadians and Mexicans entering under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)|
I - Representatives of foreign media
The I Visa is a vital tool in a global system, where news and cultures are shared and dispatched across national lines. The I Visa is available to media employees including reporters, freelance journalists and film crew members; mainstream filmmakers are not eligible for this status. I visas are available to persons only to work for a foreign media outlet, or a U.S.-based subsidiary of a foreign media company.
The applicant’s spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 may be eligible for a derivative I status. The applicant’s employer must offer a letter detailing the applicant’s position. I visas, however, are not available to fiancées. If the applicant’s spouse or children wish to visit you in the U.S., they may choose to apply for a B-2 visa. They may also be eligible to travel under the Visa Waiver Program.
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