Temporary work visas are required for foreign nationals who want to enter the United States to work temporarily for a specific employer. Employers in the United States may need the help of foreign workers in their operations on U.S. soil, and in the global economy, businesses based in other countries may seek to expand their operations in this country.
The type of visa needed will depend on a number of factors, including the occupation and skill or training of the worker. The documentation needed to support a visa application may vary with the types of temporary work visa, which include, but are not limited to:
- H-1B Visa: Professionals filling positions that qualify as specialty occupations, which generally are professional-level jobs that require at least a bachelor’s degree in a specialty field.
- L-1A Visa: Intracompany transferees coming to the United States to be employed by an affiliate company in executive or managerial positions.
- L-1B Visa: Intracompany transferees coming to the United States to be employed by an affiliate company in positions requiring specialized knowledge.
- TN Visa: Mexican and Canadian professionals who will be providing services in the U.S. in an occupation that falls under one of the qualifying categories.
- R-1 Visa: Members of religious organizations coming to the U.S. to perform work as ministers, in religious vocations, or in religious occupations.
- E-1/E-2 Visas: Treaty traders, treaty investors, or their qualifying employees.
- E-3 Visa: Australian professionals filling positions that qualify as specialty occupations, which generally are professional-level jobs that require at least a bachelor’s degree in a specialty field.
- O-1 Visa: Individuals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics (O-1A) or the arts, motion pictures or television industry (O-1B).
Experienced Immigration Attorneys for Temporary Employment Visas
Attorneys Kelley Chenhalls and Jennifer Nissen have concentrated their practice primarily in the area of employment-based immigration law for well over a decade. Chenhalls Nissen S.C., based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, assists individuals and employers in the United States and internationally with their immigration and visa needs.
We offer our clients up-to-date guidance on visa and immigration law, and take pride in our dedicated personal service and responsiveness to our clients’ needs. We invite you to learn more about our team, our services, and to contact Chenhalls Nissen to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you.