There are dozens of different types of US Visas. All those visas are broadly grouped into the following two categories:
- Non-immigrant visas
- Immigrant visas
US Non-immigrant Visas allow foreigners to visit the USA for a short period of time before returning home. Some Non-immigrant Visas are granted, for example, to work, study or for tourism in the United States.
The US Immigrant Visas are for foreigners seeking to establish permanent residence in the United States. These visas are typically granted to those who already have family in the United States.