Temporary Visa: B1, B-1, B2, B-2, E Visa, K Visa, Fiance Visa
Generally speaking, U.S. immigration laws divide all non-US citizens in Jacksonville,
Florida into two groups: immigrants and non-immigrants. Non-immigrants receive what
are commonly referred to as temporary visas. They are generally admitted for specific
purposes such as temporary work, business pursuits, employment, tourism, and academic
or vocational study. Non-immigrants are admitted for a limited durations and must
comply with any restrictions imposed on their activities. Since the duration and
conditions of their stay in Jacksonville, Florida are more limited, the admission
criteria for non-immigrants are generally less demanding and, unlike many immigrants,
they are less likely to be subject to numerical restrictions.
To qualify as a non-immigrant, the individual seeking admission must generally fall
within one of the categories described in Section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and
Nationality Act (INA). Many of these categories are discussed in our section on
Employers and Workers.
Some of the more common non-immigrant visa categories include: