Greer Temporary Worker Visa Attorney
Work Visa for Temporary Employment in the U.S.
Temporary worker visas exist for foreign nationals who wish to enter the U.S. to work for a specific time period. These visas do not give the person any permanent status and, unlike employment-based visas, are not indefinite. Many temporary worker categories exist for which the applicant must apply and meet the necessary requirements.
In general, visa applications can be confusing and difficult, with various types of documentation required as well as other obligations such as interviews with consulate officers. Before you can apply for a temporary worker visa, your proposed employer must file a petition for approval with USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services). For help with obtaining this type of visa as an employer or employee, you should retain the services of a trusted immigration attorney. At Colón Law Firm, our Greer temporary worker visa lawyer can prepare and oversee your visa application to ensure that it is done thoroughly and follows all the rules and regulations under U.S. law.
Types of Temporary Worker Visas
Examples of the various categories under which you can apply for a temporary employment visit to the United States are listed below. Some of these categories require that your prospective employer obtains approval for your employment by the Department of Labor.
U.S. temporary work visa categories include:
- Specialty occupation workers (H-1B)
- Temporary agricultural workers (H-2A)
- Temporary non-agricultural workers (H-2B)
- Special educational workers or trainees (H-3)
- Intracompany transferees (L)
- Extraordinary ability workers (O)
- Members of entertainment or athletic groups (P-1)
- Artists or entertainers (P-2 or P-3)
- International cultural exchange group members (Q-1)
Some of the above categories are available only on a limited basis per year.
To qualify for an H-1B visa, certain conditions must be met. These include obtaining a job offer from a U.S. employer who is willing to sponsor the applicant and demonstrate compliance with wage requirements through the Labor Condition Application (LCA) process. Additionally, the job must fall under a specialty occupation that requires specialized knowledge, with a minimum education level of a bachelor's degree or equivalent in a field relevant to the position.
The job must also be a legitimate and existing position, and the employer must provide evidence of the need for the position. The applicant must have nonimmigrant intent, indicating that they will return to their home country upon completion of their employment. Disqualifying factors such as criminal history or health issues may render the applicant ineligible for the visa. Finally, there are limits on the number of H-1B visas that can be issued annually, as set by Congress, with separate quotas for those with advanced degrees from U.S. universities.
Given the complexity of the H-1B visa process, it is advisable to seek the assistance of our work visa attorney or qualified immigration specialist to ensure compliance with all requirements.
Let Us Help You Apply for a Temporary Work Visa
Our firm is committed to providing outstanding legal support to those with immigration issues and objectives. In many visa applications, there are a number of steps that must be properly completed. Our Greer temporary worker visa lawyer will work relentlessly on your behalf to guide you through the necessary steps and requirements so as to avoid delays, complications, and other problems. We encourage you to get in touch with us to begin the process today.