INS VISA TYPES

The following table is a list of INS visa types.

If "NO" appears in the final column and you hold such a visa, you do NOT have the right to domicile in the US and are therefore a non-resident.

If "Yes” or “Yes**" appears in the final column of the table and you hold such a visa, you are eligible to domicile in the United States. You can be treated, for state admissions and financial aid purposes, as permanent residents of the United States.

Visa Type   Nonimmigrant (temporary) Visa Categories  Eligible to Domicile in the US
H-1B   Persons working in specialty occupations requiring at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent in on-the-job experience, and distinguished fashion models  Yes
 H-2A Temporary agriculture workers coming to the United States to fill position for which a temporary shortage of American workers has been recognized by the USDA  No
H-2B  Temporary workers of various kinds coming to the United States to perform temporary jobs for which there is a shortage of available qualified American workers  No 
H-3  Temporary trainee No
H-4 Immediate family member of H-1, H-2, or H-3 Visa holders  H-4 Dependents of H-1B - Yes, all other H-4 dependents – No 
I Bona fide representatives of foreign press coming to the United States to work solely in that capacity and their immediate family members Yes
J-1 Exchange visitors coming to the United States to study, work or train as part of an exchange program officially recognized by the United States information Agency No
J-2 Immediate family member of J-1 Visa holders No
K-1 Fiancé (e)s of U.S. citizens coming to the United States for the purpose of marriage Yes
K-2 Minor, unmarried children of K-1 visa holders Yes
K-3 Spouse of a U.S. Citizen Yes
K-4  Child of U.S. Citizen Yes
L-1, L1-a, L1-b Intracompany transferees who work in positions as managers or executives of persons with specialized knowledge Yes
L-2 Immediate family member of L-1 visa holders Yes
M-1 Vocational or other nonacademic students, other than language students No
M-2 Immediate family members of M-1 visa holders No
N Children of certain special immigrants No
NATO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Associates coming to the United States under applicable provisions of the NATO Treaty and their immediate families  Section 54.057 designates these individuals as residents for tuition purpose
NATO 6  Members of civilian components accompanying military forces on missions authorized under the NATO Treaty and their immediate family members Yes
 TD  Professionals and their dependents here under the North American Free Trade Agreement. Is available to citizen of Mexico and Canada. Under the agreement a Citizen of a NAFTA country may work in a professional occupation in another NAFTA country  No
V Spouse or minor child of a legal permanent resident or U.S. Citizen whose application for permanent residence is part of the massive backlog of immigration work Yes

 
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