Temporary Employment and Business Visas
The table below lists the available non-immigrant temporary work visas and classifications. For information on immigration through employment visit our Permanent Residence Through Employment web page.
Nonimmigrant Classification for a Temporary Worker
Nonimmigrant Classification for Dependent Spouses and Children of a Temporary Worker
|CNMI-Only transitional worker
|Treaty traders and qualified employees
|Treaty investors and qualified employees
|Certain “specialty occupation” professionals from Australia
Workers in a specialty occupation and the following sub-classifications:
(This classification expired on December 20, 2009)
|Registered nurses working in a health professional shortage area as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor
|Temporary or seasonal agricultural workers
|Temporary non-agricultural workers
|Trainees other than medical or academic. This classification also applies to practical training in the education of handicapped children.
|Representatives of foreign press, radio, film or other foreign information media
|Intracompany transferees in managerial or executive positions.
|Intracompany transferees in positions utilizing specialized knowledge.
|Persons with extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics and motion picture or TV production.
|Persons accompanying solely to assist an O-1 nonimmigrant.
|Internationally recognized athletes.
|Internationally recognized entertainers or members of internationally recognized entertainment groups.
|Individual performer or part of a group entering to perform under a reciprocal exchange program.
|Artists or entertainers, either an individual or group, to perform, teach, or coach under a program that is culturally unique.
|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.
|North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) temporary professionals from Mexico and Canada.
Resources on Temporary Work Visas
We provide the following resources for the prospective temporary work visa applicant.
- Temporary (Nonimmigrant) Workers (USCIS)
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