USCIS Issues Policy Guidance on Q Visa Classification

USCIS issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the nonimmigrant cultural visa classification, commonly known as the Q visa category. Comments are due November 16, 2020.

Policy Highlights

  • Clarifies eligibility requirements for the nonimmigrant cultural visitor (Q) visa classification, to include eligibility and related requirements for petitioners, pertinent programs, and participants.
  • Clarifies the type of evidence that can demonstrate a qualifying program including, but not limited to, catalogs, brochures, and curriculum.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20101530.

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