The I Visa is available to media employees such as reporters, freelance journalists, and film crew members. Note: mainstream filmmakers are not eligible for this status. I visas are available to persons only to work for a foreign media outlet, or a U.S.-based subsidiary of a foreign media company.
Can my family join me?
Yes. Your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 may be eligible for a derivative I status. Your employer must offer a letter detailing your position. I visas, however, are not available to fiancées. If your spouse or children wish to visit you in the U.S., they may choose to apply for a B-2 visa. They may also be eligible to travel under the Visa Waiver Program.
Just submit your visa application to the American Consulate or Embassy in your home country.
The Embassy or consulate will ask to see the following documents: