There are many different types of temporary visas, in three basic groups: Business, Employee, and Religious. The one thing they all have in common is that at the time the person enters the U.S., they intend to leave again at some time in the future. 

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- Business Visitor (B-1 or Waiver) 

- Treaty Trader Visa (E-1) 

- Treaty Investor Visa (E-2)



- Executives/Managers (L-1A) 

- Specialized Workers (L-1B) 

- Professional (Degrees or Equivalent) (H1-B) 

- People of Extraordinary Ability (O-1, O-2, O-3) 

- Performers/Athletes (P-1, P-2, P-3, P-4) 



- Religious Workers (R1)