Types of U.S. Visas

Updated on Monday 13th March 2017

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Individuals who want to travel or to live in Miami, USA, should know that they have to apply for a non-immigrant or immigrant visa. For the beginning, the difference between the non-immigrant and immigrant visa is that the first one allows a person to stay on a temporary basis in the country and it is a way to obtain a permanent residency or further on, the American citizenship
In the U.S., the two visa categories mentioned above contain different sub-categories and they include different types of visas

Bellow you can study the main categories of visas available in the U.S. and in case you want to know if you are eligible to apply for one of them our immigration attorneys in Miami can provide all the legal support you need. 

Non-Immigrant Visa in U.S.

When you decide you want to travel in Miami, the purpose of the visit and other facts related to this visit will establish what type of visa is suitable in your case. In order to apply and receive the visa for Miami, U.S., you have to meet certain requirements. Later on, the U.S. Embassy will provide you with the relevant permit.

Foreigners can find out more details on the types of U.S. visas in the following presentation: 

Below you can see the main types of visas included in the non-immigrant visa category:

•    business visa;
•    exchange visa;
•    domestic employee visa;
•    medical treatment visa;
•    tourism and leisure visa;
•    visa for person of extraordinary ability

Foreigners wishing to visit or study in Miami, U.S., for a determined period of time can apply for one of the non-immigrant visas available under the American legislation. It is important to know that the U.S. legislation prescribes more than 20 non-immigrant visas, which can be obtained after filing an application at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Those applying for a tourist visa in Miami, U.S., will need to establish an interview with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country of origin, but also to provide details on the respective trip, as well as an evidence stating the departure from the U.S.

Immigrant Visas in U.S.

This kind of visa refers to individuals that have one purpose only - to immigrate in the USA. Usually, the immigration is supported by a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident who is in connection with the person who wants to immigrate (relative, employer, etc). 

Our immigration lawyers can assist you with personalized recommendations in case you intend to immigrate in Miami.

The most important categories of immigration visas are: 

•    family-based visas;
•    employment-based visas (including employment visas category and investor visa);
•    inter-country adoption visas;
•    special immigrant visas.

One of the ways in which foreigners can apply for becoming permanent residents in Miami, U.S., refers to obtaining a family-based visa, which can be issued only for the persons who have relatives living in the United States of America

The visa is applicable only in the situation in which the applicant has a close relative living in USA who has received the permanent residency in Miami, or who is an American citizen by birth (or has received it through naturalization process). 

Accordingly to your need, our immigration lawyers in Miami can offer legal support in order to obtain a non-immigrant or immigrant visa

Depending on the particularities of your case, our attorneys will offer you personalized assistance in order to simplify the entire process in obtaining your permit for staying or visiting Miami.

If you need assistance in your visa process, please contact our team of immigration attorneys in Miami.




February 15, 2017

Ok! USA does seem to provide many types of visas. I am interested in obtaining a visa which will allow me to spend one year in this country, as I will participate in an international project that will take place in two large American cities.

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