U.S. Visas


Visa Information & Resources


Note: Country specific skills are subject to the two-year foreign residence (home country physical presence) requirement.

Exchange Visitor Skills


01) Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

1.00 Agriculture, General

1.01 Agricultural Business and Management
including Production Operations and Mechanization

1.06 Applied Horticulture/Horticulture

1.09 Animal Sciences
including Agricultural Animal Breeding; Animal Health and Nutrition; Dairy Science; Livestock Management; and Poultry Science

1.10 Food Science

1.11 Plant Sciences
including Crop Science; Horticulture Science; Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding; Pest Management; and Range Science

1.12 Soil Science and Agronomy


13) Education

13.01 Education, General
including Educational Administration

13.02 Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural

13.03 Curriculum and Instruction
including Media Design

13.06 Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

13.09 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

13.10 Special Education and Teaching

13.11 Student Counseling and Personnel Services

13.12 Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
including all types of levels and types of teaching including, but not limited to Adult and Continuing Education; Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School and Secondary Education; Montessori Teacher Education; and Waldorf/Steiner Teacher Education

13.13 Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
including, but not limited to Agriculture; Art; Business; Computers; Drama; Driver Safety; English, Foreign Languages; Geography; Health; History; Home Economics; Industrial Arts; Sales and Marketing; Math; Music; Physical Education; Psychology; Reading; Science; Social Studies; and Speech


19) Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

Formerly Home Economics

19.01 Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
formerly Home Economics

19.05 Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services

19.09 Apparel and Textiles
including Textile Manufacturing; Textile Science; Apparel and Textile Marketing Management; and Fashion and Fabric Consulting


23) English Language and Literature/Letters

Including English Literature, Composition, and Various Types of English Writing

There are no sub-groups for this category.


24) Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

There are no sub-groups for this category.


25) Library Science

There are no sub-groups for this category.


26) Biological Sciences

26.01 Biology

26.03 Botany/Plant Biology

26.04 Anatomical Sciences
including Anatomy

26.05 Microbiological Sciences and Immunology
also under Medicine

26.07 Zoology/Animal Biology

26.08 Genetics
all types, including Animal; Plant; Molecular; Microbial and Eukaryotic; and Human; as well as Genetic Engineering

26.11 Biomathematics and Bioinformatics

26.12 Biotechnology

26.13 Ecology, Population Biology


27) Mathematics and Statistics

There are no sub-groups for this category.


31) Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness Studies and Camp Counselor

31.01 Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

31.05 Health and Physical Education/Fitness

36.0101 Camp Counselor


41) Science and Laboratory Technologies/Technicians

There are no sub-groups for this category.


42) Psychology

Including, But Not Limited To Psychometrics and Psychobiology

There are no sub-groups for this category.


45) Social Sciences

45.02 Anthropology
including Physical Anthropology

45.03 Archeology

45.04 Criminology

45.05 Demography and Population Studies

45.06 Economics

45.07 Geography and Cartography

45.09 International Relations and Affairs

45.10 Political Science and Government

45.11 Sociology

45.99 Social Sciences, Other


46) Construction Trades

There are no sub-groups for this category.


47) Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians

There are no sub-groups for this category.


48) Precision Production

Application Of Technical Knowledge And Skills To Create Products Using Techniques Of Precision Craftsmanship Or Technical Illustration.

48.00 Precision Production Trades
including Metal Working, Woodworking, and Drafting


51) Health Services, Allied Health, Health Sciences, Medical Research, General

51.01 Chiropractic

51.02 Communication Disorders Sciences & Services
including Speech Language Pathology and Sign Language Interpretation

51.04 Dentistry, Advanced/Graduate Dentistry, Oral Sciences, Dental Technology
including Orthodontics

51.06 Dental Support Services/Assistant

51.07 Health and Medical Administrative Services
including statistics and documentation

51.08 Medical Support Services/Assistant

51.09 Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions
including, but not limited to the following fields: Emergency Medical; Cardiovascular; Electrocardiograph; Electroneurodiagnostic / Electroencephalographic; Nuclear Medical; Perfusionist; Radiation Therapy; Respiratory Care Therapy; Surgical; Sonography and Ultrasound; Radiography; Athletic Training; Genetic Therapy; Cardiopulmonary; and Radiation Protection/Health Physics

51.10 Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions

51.12 Medicine, Medical Research, including all specialties and fields
including, but not limited to: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Audiology, Cancer, Cardiography, Cardiology, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dermatology, Embryology, Emergency Medicine, Epidemiology, Family Practice, Forensic Medicine, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiology, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Preventive Medicine, Proctology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Speech Pathology, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Toxicology, Transitional, Thoracic Surgery, Urology, Virology

51.15 Mental and Social Health Services
including Substance Abuse Counseling; Marriage/ Family Counseling; and Psychoanalysis

51.16 Nursing
including all specialties

51.17 Optometry

51.19 Osteopathic Medicine/ Osteopathy

51.20 Pharmacy
including Administration

51.22 Public Health
including, but not limited to Environmental Health; Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene; Public Health Education and Promotion; International Health; Community Health and Preventive Medicine; and Health Services Administration

51.23 Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions

51.24 Veterinary Medicine

51.25 Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
including all Veterinary Sciences; Anatomy; Physiology; Microbiology; Pathology; and Toxicology as well as Animal/ Veterinary Surgery and Medicine

51.27 Medical Illustration and Informatics & Medical Photography

51.31 Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition

51.33 Alternative Medicine


52) Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

52.02 Business Administration, Management and Operations
including Industrial Administration & Management; Small Business Administration/ Operations; Franchising

52.03 Accounting and Related Services

52.04 Business Operations Support and Assistant Services

52.06 Business/Managerial Economics
including Management Studies & Economic Information Analysis

52.08 Finance, Banking and Financial Management Services

52.09 Hospitality Administration/ Management
including Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management & Tourism and Travel Services Management

52.10 Human Resources Management and Services
including Labor and Industrial Relations; Organizational Behavior Studies; and Labor Studies

52.11 International Business/ Trade/ Commerce

52.12 Management Information Systems and Services

52.13 Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
including Operations Research; Statistics

52.14 Marketing/Marketing Management

52.15 Real Estate

52.16 Taxation

52.17 Insurance

52.20 Construction Management


60) Residency Programs

Residency programs are designed to prepare medical doctors M.D. or osteopaths DO, dentists DDS, D.M.D., and veterinarians D.V.M. for certification as practitioners of recognized specialties in their respective professions. These programs are approved and accredited by designated professional associations and require from one to five years to complete, depending on the program. Medical residencies usually require completion of an internship after the M.D. degree for program entry, while requirements vary for dentistry and veterinary programs.

60.01 Dental Residency Programs

60.02 Medical Residency Programs The program sponsor for medical residency programs is The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

60.03 Veterinary Residency Programs