Even at this moment, there are Nigerians trying to lay their hands on a copy of the list of visa types out there. They are eager to run away! It is general knowledge that a lot of us see our salvation outside the shores of the country.
As Nigerians the idea of travelling abroad is becoming increasingly a matter of necessity. More and more Nigerians are trying to acquaint themselves with the list of visa types in order to prepare for that temporary or permanent escape.
The country is becoming a shit hole for many people and those with the means are all for the idea of running away from a country they believe has lost it, and is already heading for a terrible fall.
The list of visa types is for many Nigerians the first stage on the search for freedom from a country now the play ground for terrorists herdsmen and Boko Haram extremists.
Of course there are others who are merely interested in the list for the simple purpose of pleasure and vacationing. Some just want to see the peak of the highest mountain in the world and come back home, while for others Mount Kilimanjaro is enough.
But no matter the category you fall into, i believe this list of visa types can help you decide on what route to take.
Because we shall be talking about the 2 major types of visa. And would also be using the United State as the standard.
List of Visa Types
1. Immigrant Visas
We have immigrant visas for those willing to leave Nigeria and her goriness behind.
Immigrant visas are for persons who plan to live permanently in the United States. The immigrant visa permits an application for admission to the United States as a Legal Permanent Resident and is a potential step toward acquiring U.S. citizenship.
2. Nonimmigrant visas
A nonimmigrant visa is used by tourists, business people, students, or specialty workers who wish to stay for a particular period of time in the United States to accomplish specific purposes.
* you can click on the link to get more information on each visa type.
|Purpose of Travel to U.S. and Nonimmigrant Visas||Visa Type|
|1. Athletes, amateur and professional (competing for prize money only)||B-1|
|2. Athletes, artists, entertainers||P|
|3. Australian worker – professional specialty||E-3|
|4. Border Crossing Card: Mexico||BCC|
|5. Business visitors||B-1|
|6. Crewmembers (serving aboard a sea vessel or aircraft in the U.S.)||D|
|7. Diplomats and foreign government officials||A|
|8. Domestic employees or nannies (must be accompanying a foreign national employer)||B-1|
|9, Employees of a designated international organization, and NATO||G1-G5, NATO|
|10. Exchange visitors||J|
|11. Exchange visitors – au pairs||J-1|
|12. Exchange visitors – children (under age 21) or spouse of a J-1 holder||J-2|
|13 Exchange visitors – professors, scholars, teachers||J-1|
|14. Exchange visitors – international cultural||J, Q|
|16. Foreign military personnel stationed in the U.S.||A-2, NATO1-6|
|17. Foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business or athletics||O-1|
|18 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) professionals: Chile||H-1B1|
|19 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) professionals: Singapore||H-1B1|
|20. Information media representative (media, journalists)||I|
|21. Intra-company transferees||L|
|22. Medical treatment, visitors for||B-2|
|23. NAFTA professional workers: Mexico, Canada||TN/TD|
|24. Nurses traveling to areas short of health care professionals||H-1C|
|25. Physicians||J-1, H-1B|
|26. Religious workers||R|
|27. Specialty occupations in fields requiring highly specialized knowledge||H-1B|
|28. Students – academic and language students||F-1|
|29. Student dependents – dependent of an F-1 holder||F-2|
|30. Students – vocational||M-1|
|31. Student dependents – dependent of an M-1 holder||M-2|
|32. Temporary workers – seasonal agricultural||H-2A|
|33. Temporary workers – nonagricultural||H-2B|
|34. Tourism, vacation, pleasure visitors||B-2|
|35. Training in a program not primarily for employment||H-3|
|36. Treaty investors||E-2|
|37. Treaty traders||E-1|
|38. Transiting the United States||C|
|39. Victims of human trafficking||T-1|
|40. Visa renewals in the U.S. – A, G, and NATO||A1-2, G1-4, NATO1-6|
The list is as comprehensive as it can get. And i believe that you definitely have gotten that needed information.