What is Temporary Admissions?
A person looking for or has a status of Temporary Admissions is considered to be a nonimmigrant. An alien who looks for temporary entry to the United States for specific reason. The alien has to have a permanent residence already living in the United States or the country of choice. To be classified as a nonimmigrant you may be a foreign government official, visitors here on business or pleasure, aliens in transit through the United States, temporary workers, students and exchange visitors just to name a few.
The State Department does encourage all visitors from other countries to come to the United States, however there are certain requirements that have to be made. Most commonly Visas must be obtained. There are many different types of Visas and each has their own requirements. Here is a short list of just some of what is considered to be temporary admissions or nonimmigrant status and the requirements that must be met.
Athletes both Professional and Amateur: Do not require Visa
Au Pairs: Each Au Pair that comes to the US must have SEVIS requirements and SEVIS means Program Approval entered into the Student and Exchange Visitors Information Systems.
Exchange Visitors: Also require SEVIS: Student and Exchange Visitors Information Systems.
Foreign Nationals with Extraordinary Ability in Science, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics: the requirements are USCIS, which stands for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The US employer must file the Form I-129 and the applicant has to have a USCIS approval of Form I-914 before a family member can apply for the Visa.
One of the forms that is needed to apply for nonimmigrant or temporary admissions are the DS-160. There are some documents that you need to have on hand when you are filling out the DS-160. You will need to have your Passport, Travel Itinerary, and dates of your last five visits or trips to the United States. You may need your Resume or Curriculum Vitae as well as some basic information about traveling and why you are traveling. If you are a student or a temp worker then you may need specific information about why you are coming and where you are going when you get here.
All questions on the DS-160 are mandatory; failure to complete the questions may result in a failure to receive the temporary admissions. If there is questions that Does Not Apply To You then feel free to write that in the appropriate place. Every applicant must sign the forms provided in the event that they cannot be signed due to illiteracy a third party may sign the form for you. The third party has to be identified on the Sign and Submit page on the application.
If you already have filled out a DS-160 online or on paper and you want to apply again for Temporary Admissions you can use that same form again and make any changes if necessary. The DS-160 and all of the other necessary forms required to enter the US on temporary admissions must be filled out with honestly and all of the information given must be from the applicant. One small inconsistency may cause the application to be denied.