I Visas

/ Non-immigrant visas

I visas are non-immigrant visas that are specifically designed for representatives of the foreign media working in the United States. These visas allow individuals to work as members of the foreign press, radio, film, and other media. There are two primary categories of I visas.


I-1 Visa:

The I-1 visa is for foreign media representatives who are essential to the production of a foreign news program or other media projects. This includes journalists, reporters, and other media professionals.


I-2 Visa

The I-2 visa is for foreign media employees or members of foreign press, radio, or film organizations who are coming to the United States to cover a specific event, such as a news conference or sporting event.

Key points about I visas include:

  • To qualify for an I visa, applicants must be employed by a foreign media organization and provide evidence of their affiliation and their role as a representative of the media;
  • I visa holders are generally authorized to work in the United States for the specific media organization that sponsored their visa;
  • Spouses and dependent children of I visa holders are typically eligible for I-3 visas, which allow them to accompany the primary visa holder to the United States.
I visas are designed to facilitate the free flow of information across international borders and to enable foreign media representatives to cover events and produce media content in the United States.

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