There are more than 20 types of nonimmigrant visas available for people traveling to the United States temporarily. There are many more types of immigrant visas for those coming to live permanently in the United States. The type of Visa you need is determined by the purpose of your intended travel. The following illustration will help you how to read the nonimmigrant visa (for travel to the U.S. as a temporary visitor). In addition, as soon as the visa is received, remember to check to make sure information printed on the visa is correct. If any of the information on the visa does not match the information in the passport or is incorrect, please contact the nonimmigrant visa section at the embassy or consulate that issued your visa as soon as possible before the intended date of travel to United States.