All foreign workers must obtain visas ie permission to work legally in the United States. Each employment category for admission has different requirements, conditions and authorized periods of stay. It is important that you adhere to the terms of your application or petition for admission and visa. Any violation can result in removal or denial of re-entry into the United States.
Temporary (Nonimmigrant) Worker Visas
A temporary worker is an individual seeking to enter the United States temporarily for a specific purpose. Nonimmigrants enter the United States for a temporary period of time, and once in the United States, are restricted to the activity or reason for which their nonimmigrant visa was issued. CW-1: CNMI-Only Transitional Worker E-1 Treaty Traders E-2 CNMI Investor E-2 Treaty Investors E-3 Certain Specialty Occupation Professionals from Australia H-1B Specialty Occupations and Fashion Models H-2A Agricultural Workers H-3 Nonimmigrant Trainee I Representatives of Foreign Media L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager L-1B Intracompany Transferee Specialized Knowledge O-1 Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement P-1A Internationally Recognized Athlete P-1B Member of Internationally Recognized Entertainment Group P-2 Performer or Group Performing under Reciprocal Exchange Program P-3 Artist or Entertainer Part of a Culturally Unique Program Q Cultural Exchange R-1 Temporary Religious Workers TN NAFTA Professionals