“I” visa is issued to representatives of the media. An applicant for “I” visa must be an accredited representative of foreign press, radio, film or other foreign information media.
You may be eligible for the I, Representatives of Foreign Media, nonimmigrant visa, if you:
- Represent a foreign information media outlet (press, radio, film, or other foreign information media)
- Are coming to the United States to engage solely in this profession; and
- Have a home office in a foreign country
Occupations under this category include reporters, film crews, editors, and similar occupations. Any spouse and children under the age of 21 may accompany or follow to join an I nonimmigrant.
You must demonstrate that you are a bona fide representative of foreign media whose activities are essential to the functions of your organization. The consular officer at the U.S. embassy will determine whether an activity is qualifying in order to obtain a nonimmigrant visa.
Contact Murat Berdyev, Esq., a New Jersey Immigration Attorney who possess the necessary skills and experience to help you navigate through the process of applying for a nonimmigrant visa. Please contact our office at (732) 596-1235 for an in-person consultation.