22 CFR 41.12 - Classification symbols.

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§ 41.12 Classification symbols.

A visa issued to a nonimmigrant alien within one of the classes described in this section shall bear an appropriate visa symbol to show the classification of the alien. The symbol shall be inserted in the space provided on the visa. The following visa symbols shall be used:

Symbol Class Section of law
A1 Ambassador, Public Minister, Career Diplomat or Consular Officer, or Immediate Family 101(a)(15)(A)(i).
A2 Other Foreign Government Official or Employee, or Immediate Family 101(a)(15)(A)(ii).
A3 Attendant, Servant, or Personal Employee of A1 or A2, or Immediate Family 101(a)(15)(A)(iii).
B1 Temporary Visitor for Business 101(a)(15)(B).
B2 Temporary Visitor for Pleasure 101(a)(15)(B).
B1/B2 Temporary Visitor for Business & Pleasure 101(a)(15)(B).
C1 Alien in Transit 101(a)(15)(C).
C1/D Combined Transit and Crewmember Visa 101(a)(15)(C) and (D).
C2 Alien in Transit to United Nations Headquarters District Under Sec. 11.(3), (4), or (5) of the Headquarters Agreement 101(a)(15)(C).
C3 Foreign Government Official, Immediate Family, Attendant, Servant or Personal Employee, in Transit 212(d)(8).
D Crewmember (Sea or Air) 101(a)(15)(D).
E1 Treaty Trader, Spouse or Child 101(a)(15)(E)(i).
E2 Treaty Investor, Spouse or Child 101(a)(15)(E)(ii).
E3 Australian Treaty Alien coming to the United States Solely to Perform Services in a Specialty Occupation 101(a)(15)(E)(iii).
E3D Spouse or Child of E3 101(a)(15)(E)(iii).
E3R Returning E3 101(a)(15)(E)(iii).
F1 Student in an academic or language training program 101(a)(15)(F)(i).
F2 Spouse or Child of F1 101(a)(15)(F)(ii).
F3 Canadian or Mexican national commuter student in an academic or language training program 101(a)(15)(F)(iii).
G1 Principal Resident Representative of Recognized Foreign Government to International Organization, Staff, or Immediate Family 101(a)(15)(G)(i).
G2 Other Representative of Recognized Foreign Member Government to International Organization, or Immediate Family 101(a)(15)(G)(ii).
G3 Representative of Nonrecognized or Nonmember Foreign Government to International Organization, or Immediate Family 101(a)(15)(G)(iii).
G4 International Organization Officer or Employee, or Immediate Family 101(a)(15)(G)(iv).
G5 Attendant, Servant, or Personal Employee of G1 through G4, or Immediate Family 101(a)(15)(G)(v).
H1B Alien in a Specialty Occupation (Profession) 101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b).
H1B1 Chilean or Singaporean National to Work in a Specialty Occupation 101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b1).
H1C Nurse in health professional shortage area 101(a)(15)(H)(i)(c).
H2A Temporary Worker Performing Agricultural Services Unavailable in the United States 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a).
H2B Temporary Worker Performing Other Services Unavailable in the United States 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b).
H3 Trainee 101(a)(15)(H)(iii).
H4 Spouse or Child of Alien Classified H1B/B1/C, H2A/B/R, or H-3 101(a)(15)(H)(iv).
I Representative of Foreign Information Media, Spouse and Child 101(a)(15)(I).
J1 Exchange Visitor 101(a)(15)(J).
J2 Spouse or Child of J1 101(a)(15)(J).
K1 Fiance(e) of United States Citizen 101(a)(15)(K)(i).
K2 Child of Fiance(e) of U.S. Citizen 101(a)(15)(K)(iii).
K3 Spouse of U.S. citizen awaiting availability of immigrant visa 101(a)(15)(K)(ii).
K4 Child of K3 101(a)(15)(K)(iii).
L1 Intracompany Transferee (Executive, Managerial, and Specialized Knowledge Personnel Continuing Employment with International Firm or Corporation) 101(a)(15)(L).
L2 Spouse or Child of Intracompany Transferee 101(a)(15)(L).
M1 Vocational Student or Other Nonacademic Student 101(a)(15)(M)(i).
M2 Spouse or Child of M1 101(a)(15)(M)(ii).
M3 Canadian or Mexican national commuter student (Vocational student or other nonacademic student) 101(a)(15)(M)(iii).
N8 Parent of an Alien Classified SK3 or SN3 101(a)(15)(N)(i).
N9 Child of N8 or of SK1, SK2, SK4, SN1, SN2 or SN4 101(a)(15)(N)(ii).
NATO 1 Principal Permanent Representative of Member State to NATO (including any of its Subsidiary Bodies) Resident in the U.S. and Resident Members of Official Staff; Secretary General, Assistant Secretaries General, and Executive Secretary of NATO; Other Permanent NATO Officials of Similar Rank, or Immediate Family Art. 12, 5 UST 1094; Art. 20, 5 UST 1098.
NATO 2 Other Representative of member state to NATO (including any of its Subsidiary Bodies) including Representatives, Advisers, and Technical Experts of Delegations, or Immediate Family; Dependents of Member of a Force Entering in Accordance with the Provisions of the NATO Status-of-Forces Agreement or in Accordance with the provisions of the “Protocol on the Status of International Military Headquarters”; Members of Such a Force if Issued Visas Art. 13, 5 UST 1094; Art. 1, 4 UST 1794; Art. 3, 4 UST 1796.
NATO 3 Official Clerical Staff Accompanying Representative of Member State to NATO (including any of its Subsidiary Bodies), or Immediate Family Art. 14, 5 UST 1096.
NATO 4 Official of NATO (Other Than Those Classifiable as NATO1), or Immediate Family Art. 18, 5 UST 1098.
NATO 5 Experts, Other Than NATO Officials Classifiable Under NATO4, Employed in Missions on Behalf of NATO, and their Dependents Art. 21, 5 UST 1100.
NATO 6 Member of a Civilian Component Accompanying a Force Entering in Accordance with the Provisions of the NATO Status-of-Forces Agreement; Member of a Civilian Component Attached to or Employed by an Allied Headquarters Under the “Protocol on the Status of International Military Headquarters” Set Up Pursuant to the North Atlantic Treaty; and their Dependents Art. 1, 4 UST 1794; Art. 3, 5 UST 877.
NATO 7 Attendant, Servant, or Personal Employee of NATO1, NATO2, NATO 3, NATO4, NATO5, and NATO6 Classes, or Immediate Family Arts. 12-20, 5 UST 1094-1098.
O1 Alien with Extraordinary Ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics 101(a)(15)(O)(i).
O2 Alien Accompanying and Assisting in the Artistic or Athletic Performance by O1 101(a)(15)(O)(ii).
O3 Spouse or Child of O1 or O2 101(a)(15)(O)(iii).
P1 Internationally Recognized Athlete or Member of Internationally Recognized Entertainment Group 101(a)(15)(P)(i).
P2 Artist or Entertainer in a Reciprocal Exchange Program 101(a)(15)(P)(ii).
P3 Artist or Entertainer in a Culturally Unique Program 101(a)(15)(P)(iii).
P4 Spouse or Child of P1, P2, or P3 101(a)(15)(P)(iv).
Q1 Participant in an International Cultural Exchange Program 101(a)(15)(Q)(i).
Q2 Irish Peace Program Participant 101(a)(15)(Q)(ii)(I).
Q3 Spouse or Child of Q2 101(a)(15)(Q)(ii)(II).
R1 Alien in a Religious Occupation 101(a)(15)(R).
R2 Spouse or Child of R1 101(a)(15)(R).
S5 Certain Aliens Supplying Critical Information Relating to a Criminal Organization or Enterprise 101(a)(15)(S)(i).
S6 Certain Aliens Supplying Critical Information Relating to Terrorism 101(a)(15)(S)(ii).
S7 Qualified Family Member of S5 or S6 101(a)(15)(S).
T1 Victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons 101(a)(15)(T)(i).
T2 Spouse of T1 101(a)(15)(T)(ii).
T3 Child of T1 101(a)(15)(T)(ii).
T4 Parent of a T1 under 21 years of age 101(a)(15)(T)(ii).
T5 Unmarried Sibling under age 18 of T1 under 21 years of age 101(a)(15)(T)(ii).
T6 Adult or Minor Child of a Derivative Beneficiary of a T1 101(a)(15)(T)(ii).
TN NAFTA Professional 214(e)(2).
TD Spouse or Child of a NAFTA Professional 214(e)(2).
U1 Victim of criminal activity 101(a)(15)(U)(i).
U2 Spouse of U1 101(a)(15)(U)(ii).
U3 Child of U1 101(a)(15)(U)(ii).
U4 Parent of U1 under 21 years of age 101(a)(15)(U)(ii).
U5 Unmarried Sibling under age 18 of U1 under 21 years of age 101(a)(15)(U)(ii).
V1 Spouse of a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien Awaiting Availability of Immigrant Visa 101(a)(15)(V)(i) or 101(a)(15)(V)(ii).
V2 Child of a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien Awaiting Availability Of Immigrant Visa 101(a)(15)(V)(i) or 101(a)(15)(V)(ii).
V3 Child of a V1 or V2 203(d) & 101(a)(15)(V)(i) or 101 (a)(15)(V)(ii).
[ 78 FR 68992, Nov. 18, 2013]

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