Travel Visa Information
Prior to traveling to Hawaii, United States, a citizen of a foreign country must generally obtain a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. The type of visa you will need is based on the purpose of your travel.
The visitor visa is a type of nonimmigrant visa for persons desiring to enter the United States temporarily.
Prior to applying for a Student Visa, all students are required to be accepted and approved for their program. When accepted, educational institutions and program sponsors will provide each applicant the necessary approval documentation, to be submitted when applying for a student visa.
New rules for work visas have been implemented. Click on link above to review this information
Immigrating to the United States to live here permanently is an important, and complex decision.
|Purpose of Travel to U.S. and Nonimmigrant Visas||Visa Type|
|Athletes, amateur & professional (compete for prize money only)||B-1|
Au pairs (exchange visitor)
|Australian professional specialty||E-3|
|Border Crossing Card: Mexico||BCC|
|Diplomats and foreign government officials||A|
|Domestic employees or nanny -must be accompanying a foreign national employer||B-1|
|Employees of a designated international organization, and NATO||G1-G5, NATO|
|Foreign military personnel stationed in the U.S.||A-2
|Foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics||O|
|Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Professionals: Chile, Singapore||H-1B1|
|International cultural exchange visitors||Q|
|Medical treatment, visitors for||B-2|
|NAFTA professional workers: Mexico, Canada||TN/TD|
|Nurses coming to health professional shortage areas||H1-C|
|Performing athletes, artists, entertainers||P|
|Professor, scholar, teacher (exchange visitor)||J|
|Specialty occupations in fields requiring highly specialized knowledge||H-1B|
|Students: academic, vocational||F, M|
|Temporary agricultural workers||H-2A|
|Temporary workers performing other services or labor of a temporary or seasonal nature.||H-2B|
|Tourism, vacation, pleasure visitors||B2|
|Training in a program not primarily for employment||H-3|
|Treaty traders/treaty investors||E|
|Transiting the United States||C|
|Visa Renewals - Available in the U.S.|
Disclaimer - Information may change regarding visas.