I-1 visas allow foreign press, radio, film, or other media to enter the U.S.
An I-1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows bona fide foreign nationals who are the representatives of foreign press, radio, film, or other foreign information media to enter the U.S. in connection with the production of documentaries or newsworthy events.
To qualify for this visa, your job position must be listed below:
If you have the approved job position, then you must qualify under the following three requirements:
A trainee can travel freely in and out of the U.S. with an H-3 visa. Also, the visa is valid for up to a 2-year period. A final advantage is that your spouse and unmarried, minor children are entitled to enter the U.S. on derivative H-4 visa status.
There is no limit on the length of your stay in the U.S. You can stay for an unlimited period with one-year I-1 visa extensions as long as you continue in the same position for which you were granted the I-1 visa.
Also, you may bring your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 in the same visa category. They can stay as long as you maintain the status on the derivative I visa status.
When compiling documentation for eligibility for I-1 visa petitions, both from the employer side and employee side, it is not an instinctive process. Even in cases where a petition includes the required documents, papers should be presented in a logical format so that the immigration officer reviewing the case will make a favorable decision.