Immigration Visa

I am often asked which Visas are okay for some one to get a mortgage.  So I wanted to pass this info along.  These Visas are approved for someone to get a FHA or Conventional mortgage:

A Series (A-1, A-2, A-3):these visas are given to officials of foreign governments, immediate family members and support staff. Only those without diplomatic immunity, as verified on the visa, are allowed.


E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor, E-3:this visa is essentially the same as an H-1 or L-1; the title refers to the foreign country's status with the United States.


G Series (G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, G-5): these visas are given to employees of international organizations that are located in the United States. Some examples include the United Nations, Red Cross, World Bank, UNICEF and the International Monetary Fund. Verification that the applicant does not have diplomatic immunity must be obtained from the applicant's employer and/or by the viewing the applicant's passport.


H-1 (includes H-1B, H-1B1, H-1B2, H-1B3, H-1C, H-4 ): this is the most common visa given to foreign citizens who are temporarily working in the United States.

I : Allows a Foreign Citizen to travel to the U.S. and request permission to enter.  This visa does not gurantee entry thou.

IR1: This is a conditional visa based on the spouse being a citizen or here on a green card or visa and they have been married less than 2 years. 

L-1, Intra-Company Transferee(L-1, L-1A, L-1B, L-2): a L-1 visa is given to professional employees whose company's main office is in a foreign country. L-2 requires a EAD(Employment Authorzation Document)

K Visa(K-3): For those reuniting with their spouse during the immigration process, reguires a EAD(Employment Authorization Document).  

NATO: NATO-1, 2,3,4,5,7

O Visa(O-1, O-2, O-3): For temporay workers in the field of science, arts, music, sports, movies, etc.  O-3 requires a EAD(Employment Authorization Document)

S Visa(S-1, S-2 coded as S-5 or S-6):For someone assiting law enforcement 

T Visa(T-1, T-2,T-3,T-4):for victims of human trafficking and their families.  Allowing them to stay and work if they help law enforcment with testifying.(T-2,3,4 requires a EAD(Employment Authorization Document)

TN, NAFTA Visa:used by Canadian or Mexican citizens for professional or business purposes.

U VISA(U-1,U-2, U-4): For victims of crimes and are assiting the investigation

V VISA(V-1, V-3): For those family members of someone whos is in the process of the green card process


This list is for FHA and Conventional Loans.  Please keep in mind that the loan is still approved based on other factors such as credit, income, assets, etc.  And this list is for most lenders including myself, but some lenders may or may not accept all approved visa’s.