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Visa Types - Commonly Used Non-Immigrant Visas

TYPE

DESCRIPTION

   
B-1 Business visitors. No work authorization. Eligible to receive reimbursement for travel expenses and per diem.
   
B-2 Visitors for pleasure. No work authorization. Eligible to receive reimbursement for travel expenses and per diem.
   
F-1 Students. Work authorized under very limited circumstances.
   
H-1B Professionals. Work authorized for the sponsoring employer.
   
J-1 Exchange visitors including students, scholars, and trainees. Work authorized under certain circumstances.
   
M-1 Vocational student. Work authorized under certain circumstances.
   
Q-1 International cultural exchange. Work authorized for the sponsoring employer.
   
TN Trade NAFTA. Work authorized for the sponsoring employer.
   
WB Waiver of visa for business. No work authorization. Eligible to receive reimbursement for travel expenses and per diem.
   
WT Waiver of visa for tourism. No work authorization. Eligible to receive reimbursement for travel expenses and per diem.

 

Note: There are currently 42 commonly used non-immigrant visas. The above list consists of non immigrant visas most commonly used at the University.