Information by visa type
B-1 business visitor visa
B-1 business visa classification is used by international visitors traveling to the United States for short visits to attend conferences, seminars, interviews or meetings. It can also be used to conduct short-term independent research that does not benefit the University of Nevada, Reno or rely heavily on the University's resources.
The H-1B category is designed for the temporary employment in a "specialty occupation". A specialty occupation is defined as one that requires a "theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge" along with at least a bachelor's degree or its foreign equivalent in the field required for the position.
The U.S. Department of State administers the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program for promoting the international exchange of educational expertise, collaboration and research. J-1 scholars are visiting researchers, professors and specialists from countries outside of the United States who have been approved to enter the country for a specific purpose and amount of time.
TN nonimmigrant classification
The 1993 NAFTA agreement created the TN nonimmigrant classification that allows Canadian and Mexican Citizens to enter U.S. to work in a professional capacity for up to three years. The TN status can be extended indefinitely in increments of up to three years.