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Nonimmigrant

Overview#

Nonimmigrant An alien who seeks temporary entry to the a Government Entity.

United States#

An alien who seeks temporary entry to the United States for a specific purpose. The alien must have a permanent residence abroad (for most classes of admission) and qualify for the Nonimmigrant classification sought.

The nonimmigrant classifications include:

  • foreign government officials
  • visitors for business and for pleasure
  • aliens in transit through the United States
  • treaty traders and investors
  • students
  • international representatives
  • temporary workers and trainees
  • representatives of foreign information media
  • exchange visitors
  • fiance(e)s of U.S. citizens
  • intracompany transferees
  • NATO officials
  • religious workers
  • some others

Most nonimmigrants can be accompanied or joined by spouses and unmarried minor (or dependent) children.

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