Call Us :
949-271-6375

Temporary (Nonimmigrant) Workers

In order for you to come to the United States lawfully as a nonimmigrant to work temporarily in the United States your prospective employer must generally file a nonimmigrant petition on your behalf with USCIS.  Only a few nonimmigrant classifications allow you to obtain permission work in this country without an employer having first filed a petition on your behalf.  Such classifications include the nonimmigrant E-1, E-2, E-3 and TN classifications, as well as, in certain instances, the F-1 and M-1 student and J-1 exchange visitor classifications.   The main nonimmigrant temporary worker classifications are listed in the table below.

Temporary (Nonimmigrant) Worker Classification

Nonimmigrant Classification for a Temporary Worker

 Description 

Nonimmigrant Classification for Dependant Spouses and Children of a Temporary Worker

CW-1

CNMI-Only transitional worker

CW-2

  E-1

 Treaty traders and qualified employees.

  E-13

  E-2

 Treaty investors and qualified employees.

  E-23

  E-2C

 Long-term foreign investors in the CNMI

  E-2C

  E-3

 Certain "specialty occupation" professionals from Australia.

  E-33

    H-1B

 Workers in a specialty occupation and the following sub-classifications:
H-1B1 - Free Trade Agreement workers in a specialty occupation from Chile and Singapore.
H-1B2 - Specialty occupations related to Department of Defense Cooperative Research and Development projects or Co-production projects.
H-1B3 - Fashion models of distinguished merit and ability. 

  H-4

  H-1C2

 Registered nurses working in a health professional shortage area as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor.  

  H-4

  H-2A

 Temporary or seasonal agricultural workers. 

  H-4

  H-2B 

 Temporary non-agricultural workers.  

  H-4

  H-3 

 Trainees other than medical or academic. This classification also applies to practical training in the education of handicapped children.  

  H-4

  I   

 Representatives of foreign press, radio, film or other foreign information media.

  I

  L-1A 

 Intracompany transferees in managerial or executive positions. 

  L-23

  L-1B 

 Intracompany transferees in positions utilizing specialized knowledge. 

  L-23

  O-1

 Persons with extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics and motion picture or TV production.  

  O-3

  O-2

 Persons accompanying solely to assist an O-1 nonimmigrant. 

  O-3

  P-1A

  Internationally recognized athletes. 

  P-4

  P-1B

 Internationally recognized entertainers or members of internationally recognized entertainment groups. 

  P-4

P-2

  Individual performer or part of a group entering to perform under a reciprocal exchange program.

 P-4

  P-3 

 Artists or entertainers, either an individual or group, to perform, teach, or coach under a program that is culturally unique.

   P-4


  Q-1

  Persons participating in an international cultural exchange program for the purpose of providing practical training, employment, and to share the history, culture, and traditions of the alien's home country. 

  Not Applicable4

  R-1

 Religious workers.

   R-2

  TN

 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) temporary professionals from Mexico and Canada.  

  TD

Choosing an Immigration  Attorney 

Coming to the United States in order to work or acquiring a work permit while in the country is a goal of many individuals.. Because of the myriad options available to consider, enlisting the help of a an experienced immigration attorney who has practiced in the field will make the process smoother .The attorney at The Law Office of Sunita Boddu has represented clients from the United States and across the globe in a wide range of immigration issues, including citizenship, permanent residence cards (green cards), nonimmigrant visas, family-based immigration, and employment-based immigration. Call our immigration law firm today for assistance with any immigration matter. 

Contact our experienced immigration attorney today.

Our immigration law firm is built upon the trust of our clients, many of whom have referred their friends, family and colleagues to our firm. To speak with our lawyer, call us at (949)271-6375 for a consultation.

 

Contact Us

Get in touch with The Law Office of Sunita Boddu if you have any questions about your case today.






 

Give us a Call

(949) 271-6375

Law Office of Sunita Boddu represents clients worldwide. We are pleased to assist with visa applications for people, especially in Mexico and other Latin American countries, Europe, and Eurasia, East Asia and the Pacific, especially Australia, Central and South Asia or anywhere across the globe.

Within California, we are pleased to serve clients in Orange County (OC) and the surrounding areas, including Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Ventura County. Orange County cities include Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.