- I am not planning on immigrating to the U.S., but would like to live in the country temporarily in order to work or study.
There are a number of types of temporary visas available for individuals who come to the U.S. with a specific purpose for a certain period of time. Each type varies according to how long they permit you to stay in the U.S. and the purpose of the visa.
Detailed information about various types of non-immigrant visas is available on the USCIS and Department of State websites. The most popular temporary visas are:
B1/B2 Visas – Visitors for business or pleasure (tourists)
F and M Visas – Students
H Visas – Temporary Workers
J and Q Visas – Educational/Cultural Exchange (DoS) and International Cultural Exchange (USCIS)
R Visa – Religious Workers