Information about immigration laws, including permanent visas, temporary visas, citizenship, asylum, immigration enforcement and immigration terms.
J and Q visas allow foreign nationals to enter the U.S. to exchange artistic, academic and scientific knowledge and skills and share the history and culture of their native countries.
Business Visa & Tourism Visa
B1 and B2 visas are for visitors to the U.S. who are entering for a temporary business, pleasure (tourism) or medical-treatment purpose. Residents of certain countries may enter the U.S. for these purposes without a visa for no more than 90 days.
Temporary Visa Categories
Temporary visas are categorized as either employment (seasonal employee, specialty occupation, religious worker, etc.) or non-employment (tourism, student and foreign exchange).
The U.S. issues temporary visas by category (business, tourism, student, etc.) for admission to the country for only a certain amount of time. Citizens of specifc countries may enter the U.S. temporarily without a visa.
Nonimmigrant students may study in the U.S. under an F visa for academic students, an M visa for vocational students or a J visa for foreign-exchange students. These students generally may not accept employment while in the U.S. on a student visa.
United States Asylum
Asylum is the status the U.S. grants to aliens who, after coming here, ask the country for refuge from the persecution they have suffered or fear of persecution in the country they left.
Immigration Visa Categories
Information about the categories of U.S. visas.
Immigration law research materials including links to websites, blogs, associations and agencies, journals, news and research guides.