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What Are the Different Types of Immigrant Visas?

Haroen Calehr Aug. 1, 2016

The I-140 is specifically set aside for employment based immigrant visas and it has multiple different availabilities. A J-1 visa is a very broad non-immigrant visa so it does not lead to a green card but it is still a very versatile visa.

The F-1 visa is a visa that is based on what is called a VS duration of status it depends on how long the individual student requires to finish their degree. By and large, the F-1 visa is essentially a student visa.

The H-1B visa is probably the most utilized work visa; it’s a professional visa or called a specialty occupation visa. It’s a visa that has a quota – 65,000 per fiscal year for those that have a bachelor’s degree, which is the minimum requirement for an H-1B. It’s a work visa that is the most commonly used visa for an employer who wants to temporarily employ a professional in a specialty occupation. One in four people who apply will get it so it’s a very highly sought after professional visa.