Immigration Other Visas

A-1 Diplomats

A-1 diplomat visas are granted to diplomats or consular officers representing their countries in the U.S.

A-2 Foreign Government

A-2 foreign government visas are granted to foreign government officials including ambassadors, public ministers representing their countries in the U.S.

A-3 Servants

A-3 servants visas are granted to servants of foreign government officials including ambassadors, public ministers, diplomats or consular officers representing their countries in the U.S.

C Foreigners in Transit

C transit visas are used by people traveling through the U.S. to a final destination outside the U.S.

D Crewman Visa

D crewman visas are used by aliens who are applying for admission into the U.S. as members of a foreign vessel's crew such as flight attendants on foreign owned airlines, or crewmen on foreign owned ships.

G Organization Staff Visa

G visas are given to representatives of internation organizations, i.e. United Nations and World Bank.

I Visa Foreign News Media

The I visa for foreign news media is issued to aliens coming to the U.S. temporarily to work for foreign information media, i.e. foreign newspapers or television stations.

S Visa Informants to U.S. Govt.

Aliens who assist in law enforcement as informants to the U.S. Government are qualified for the S visa.

T-1 Victims of Trafficking

The T-1 victims of trafficking visa is issued to victims of person trafficking, such as being brought to the U.S. for commercial sex by coercion, fraud or while under 18 years of age. Also included are persons brought to the U.S. for labor or service induced by force, fraud or coercion such as involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.

U-1 Victims of Crime

U-1 victims of crime visa is issued to alien victims of substantial physical or mental abuse resulting from a wide range of crimes, including domestic, sexual and other exploitation.

Consular Processing - Nonimmigrant

You may have to deal with up to three different U.S. government agencies to obtain a green card or nonimmigrant visa: the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Deporation (Removal)

A person cannot be forced to leave the country (removal) before going through a removal hearing or seeing a judge.

Diversity Visa Lottery

The Diversity Visa Lottery is a green card program held for people born in countries that are determined by Department of State to have sent the least amount of immigrants that year.

Employer Sanctions

Makes it unlawful for any person knowingly to hire, recruit or refer for a fee any alien not authorized to work, and established phased penalties for non-compliance.

Requires employers to verify all newly hired employees by examining either a U.S. passport, a certificate of U.S. citizenship, a certificate of naturalization, resident alien card or a combination of papers showing identify and authority to work.

Requires each employer to attest to documentation before any hiring.

Requires the employee to attest that s/he is authorized to work in the United States.

Establishes civil and criminal penalties for hiring illegal aliens, with a six-month education period during which employers would not be subject to penalties, and a subsequent 12-month warning period when a violator would be given a warning citation for the first offense.

Requires employers, recruiters and those who refer for employment to keep records.

Exclusion Proceedings

The U.S. Government has compiled a list of conditions or characteristics which are undesireable or pose a threat to the health and safety of others. People who have these conditions or characteristics are not allowed to enter the country.

FOIA Request

The Department of Justices offers a reference guide designed to familiarize you with the specific procedures for making a FOIA request to the Department of Justice, and includes the mailing address of the FOIA offices of each DOJ component. This guide also contains descriptions of the types of records maintained by each component.

I-9 Reviews

U.S. companies to obtain outside confirmation of I-9 compliance with INS regulations and requirements need to perform I-9 reviews.

Motion to Reconsider

A Motion to Reconsider is an appeal used if you feel that the INS has made a mistake.

Motion to Reopen

A Motion to Reopen is an appeal used if you feel that the problem with your application being denied had too little evidence, you can add more documents and resubmit the entire application.

Refugee Travel Document

A refugee travel document allows people who are or once were refugees or asylees to return to the U.S. after travel abroad.

Replace I-94 or I-95

Form I-102 is necessary for a nonimmigrant to apply for a new or replacement Form I-94 or I-95 Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document.

Waiver of Excludability

I-601, Application for Waiver of Ground of Excludability, is the form needed for an alien who is ineligible to enter the United States to apply for a waiver of excludability.

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