What is a Nonimmigrant Classification?

If the CBP officer grants the person admission into the U.S., the officer will use the classification listed on the visa to determine the period of authorized admission.

Nonimmigrants include any person admitted to the United States for a temporary duration to fulfill a particular purpose within the country. The following is a non-exhaustive list of nonimmigrant classifications:

  • Visitors (B-1, B-2)
  • Students (F-1, M-1, J-1)
  • Temporary Workers (H-1B, H-1B1, H-2A, H-2B, E-3, TN, H-3)
  • Extraordinary Ability Workers (O-1A, O-1B, O-2, O-3)
  • Athletes and Entertainers (P-1A, P-1B, P-2, P-3)
  • Treaty Investor and Treaty Traders (E-1, E-2)
  • Intra-company Transfers (L-1A, L-1B, L-2)
  • Fiancé(e) of US citizen (K-1, K-2)
  • Religious Workers (R-1)
  • Victims of Certain Criminal Activity (U, T)

When a person presents a nonimmigrant visa at a port of entry to a Customs & Border Protection (CBP) officer, they are requesting admission into the United States under the classification that is listed on the visa. If the CBP officer grants the person admission into the U.S., the officer will use the classification listed on the visa to determine the period of authorized admission.

What is the best way to contact your office if I need immediate legal advice regarding my immigration status?

You can e-mail us 24/7 at mail@salehlaw.com with any questions or concerns or call our office at (305) 448-0077 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M, Monday through Friday. You can also reach us 24/7 by visiting our website at www.salehlaw.com/contact and sending us your contact information.

We promise to accommodate you as soon as possible under the circumstances so that we can provide you with expert immigration advice tailored to the specific needs of each individual, family, or business. We are professionally trained to assess, adapt, and overcome in times of crisis.

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