United States


The United States offers a variety of visas for individuals intending to visit, work, study, or live in the country. The U.S. operates on a non-immigrant and immigrant visa system. Non-immigrant visas are temporary and are issued for specific purposes, such as tourism, business, work, or study. Immigrant visas are for individuals seeking permanent residence, often referred to as “Green Cards.” The United States has a long history of immigration and is still a popular destination. The US Census Bureau predicted that there would be 44.9 million immigrants living in the nation in 2020. According to the report, the number of global immigrant visas issued in FY 2022 jumped by 73% to 493,448. The number of nonimmigrant visas issued globally rose by 144% to 6,815,120.

Common Types of U.S. Visas: