Employment Based Visas (Temporary)

There are many different employment-based visa classifications which are all temporary in nature. This means that they will allow U.S. employers to hire and petition for foreign nationals for specific jobs for a limited time. Most temporary workers must work for the employer that petitioned for them and have limited ability to change jobs. Generally speaking, they must leave the United States if their status expires or if their employment is terminated. We work with employers to prepare and submit visa applications for temporary employment in non-immigrant visa categories including, but not limited to:

– H-1B Specialty Occupations
The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.

– O-1 Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement
These visas are designed for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, athletics, or in the motion picture/television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.

– TN NAFTA Professionals
The TN visa is unique to citizens of Canada and Mexico by allowing qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to work in their professional occupations for U.S. companies.

– L-1 Intracompany Transferee Visa
The L-1 visa enables a U.S. employer to transfer an executive, manager, or an employee with specialized knowledge relating to the organization’s interests from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States.

– R-1 Religious Worker Visa
The R-1 visa is designed for foreign nationals who are coming to the United States temporarily to be employed at a legitimate religious organization either as a minister or in another religious vocation or occupation.

– P-1 Athlete/Performer Visa
The P-1 visa enables internationally recognized athletes, as well as members of an internationally recognized entertainment group, to come to the United States to perform.

Employment Based Visas (Temporary)