Employment-Based Non-Permanent Residents
Discuss Your Options with Our Immigration Team
Foreign nationals who wish to legally work in the United States on a temporary basis must obtain an employment-based non-permanent residence visa. There is no one single work visa that allows you to secure employment in the U.S.; instead, you must apply for one of more than twenty non-immigrant work visas. Each of these visas allows you to legally enter and temporarily work in the U.S. under different, specific circumstances.
Brown Immigration Law can help you navigate the process of applying for and securing a temporary work visa. Our extensively experienced immigration attorneys can help you determine which type of visa suits your situation and can guide you through the application process. We strive to ensure that you understand all of your available options, offering answers to your questions and addressing any concerns you may have.
We assist both individuals and businesses. Schedule an appointment for a consultation by calling our firm in Southfield at (248) 232-2559.
Types of Temporary Work Visas in the U.S.
As previously mentioned, there are more than two dozen types of temporary work visas in the United States. The type of visa you will need to apply for will depend on your unique situation.
Some of the most common types of temporary work visas include:
- B-1 Visas: The B-1 visa allows temporary business visitors to enter the U.S. in order to negotiate contracts, consult with business associates, attend professional conferences, take part in a training program, or settle an estate, amongst other similar short-term business activities.
- E-1 and E-2 Visas: E-1 and E-2 visas are available to eligible treaty investors and traders. Qualified individuals include citizens of countries that maintain certain trade and commerce treaties with the United States.
- F-1 Visas: The F-1 visa is a student visa that allows foreign nationals to attend school (elementary, high school, college, university, seminary, etc.) in the United States on a full-time basis. The F-1 visa allows for employment, on or off campus, under certain circumstances.
- H-1B Visas: The H-1B visa is intended to allow workers who have obtained special expertise in a particular field (such as engineering, medicine, science, IT, and finance) to secure temporary employment in the U.S.
- L Visas: L visas allow employees of multinational corporations to transfer to a U.S.-based office/branch of the company. There are multiple visas available in the L category, including the L-1A visa for executives and managers and the L-1B visa for employees with specialized knowledge.
This list is not comprehensive; there are many other temporary work visas for employment-based non-permanent residents, including I visas for information media representatives, J visas for exchange visitors, O visas for individuals with “extraordinary talents,” P visas for athletes and entertainers, Q visas for international cultural exchange program members, R-1 visas for certain religious workers, and TN/NAFTA visas for workers coming from North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries.
Contact Brown Immigration Law for a Consultation
The immigration process can be incredibly complicated, particularly for those seeking temporary work visas. It is wise to discuss your case with a knowledgeable immigration attorney who can help you understand all of the options available to you. At Brown Immigration Law, we provide personalized legal services and honest counsel backed by 70 years of experience. Our Southfield immigration lawyers look for innovative solutions tailored to your unique needs and goals. If you have questions or concerns about employment-based non-permanent residence, we are here to help.
We offer consultations by appointment. Please contact us online or by phone at (248) 232-2559 to make your appointment today.
Our Legal Team