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Although some immigrants choose to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis, many others travel to the U.S. for seasonal or temporary work. If you want to pursue a nonpermanent job opportunity and already have an offer in place, you could apply for a nonpermanent employment visa that would allow you lawful entry for a limited time into the United States.

Acquiring one of these visas could be immensely complicated without guidance from Hacking Immigration Law, LLC, especially if you are not sure which of the many permit categories you qualify for. A knowledgeable Washington DC temporary employment visa lawyer could help you get the work permission you need to further your career.

Choosing the Right Nonimmigrant Worker Classification

The first step to applying for a temporary employment visa is determining which nonimmigrant worker classification you fall into, a process which could be more complicated than it might sound. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recognizes more than 20 different visa classifications for temporary workers hailing from foreign countries, some of which are available only in limited quantities each year.

The most common visa categories for temporary nonimmigrant workers are H-2A and H-2B. These categories respectively are meant for nonpermanent or seasonal workers intending to perform agricultural work, and temporary workers who will work in other industries. Still, these are far from the only categories into which someone might fall if they need nonpermanent entry into the United States for some type of work.

Individuals with extraordinary abilities in specialized fields and those working on film or television productions need O-1 visas, foreign press and media representatives would need I visas, and performers and entertainers generally need a P visa. Guidance from a Washington DC temporary employment permit attorney could be crucial to figuring out the best approach for a particular set of circumstances.

Completing the Temporary Worker Visa Application Process

Most prospective nonimmigrant workers will need their intended employer to submit Form I-129 on their behalf, receive a Form I-797 following the approval of the Form I-129, and forward a copy of the Form I-797 to the worker before they may apply for a visa. Following this, the prospective permit recipient must file Form DS-160 and upload a current photograph of themselves to formally begin the application process for their temporary employment visa.

With exceptions for individuals under 13 years old, over 80, or seeking a renewal of their current visa, most applicants for nonimmigrant worker permits must complete an interview at the nearest U.S. Consulate or Embassy. The Bureau of Consular Affairs within the U.S. Department of State provides an online tool for estimating processing times regarding temporary employment permits in various Consulates and Embassies. A Washington DC lawyer could provide further guidance before and during the temporary employment visa application process.

A Washington DC Temporary Employment Visa Attorney Could Help

Temporary work permits could be difficult to apply for and even more challenging to obtain without proper documentation and a clear understanding of how the application process works. Help is available from the caring legal professionals at Hacking Immigration Law, LLC.

Working with a Washington, DC temporary employment visa lawyer could greatly simplify your experience when it comes to getting permission to perform short-term work in the United States. Get in touch with our experienced legal team today to learn more.

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Navigating the maze of U.S. immigration law can be tricky for anybody, especially if English is your second language or you have unique circumstances motivating you to move here. Fortunately, if you are unsure about any areas of immigration or the naturalization process, help through an immigration lawyer (Washington DC) is available at the Hacking Immigration Law LLC.

Retaining one of our dedicated Washington DC immigration lawyers could help you both with USCIS and other U.S. immigration authorities. To find out how immigration attorneys could help you with your specific case, call us today to schedule a consultation.
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The attorneys at the Hacking Immigration Law are dedicated to helping the foreign-born people of St. Louis to live and work in the United States. This dedication is reflected in the kind and grateful words of the clients they have helped. Read what others have to say about the hard work that the Hacking Immigration Law has done to help those in St. Louis.

Does paying for premium processing on an H1B case mean I will find out sooner if our case was selected in the lottery?

Premium processing is an add-on service that USCIS offers for a variety of immigration cases, primarily in the employment-based visa categories.Premium processing costs an additional $1225 in USCIS filing fees.

What is the H-1B visa lottery and how does it work?

In 2014, USCIS received more than 172,000 H-1B visa applications on the April 1st deadline, exceeding Congress’s cap by 87,000 applications.

Can an Unmarried Son or Daughter of a Lawful Permanent Resident Keep Their F2B Visa Classification After Their Sponsoring Parent Naturalizes?

The immigration laws treat the adult, unmarried children of citizens differently than the adult, unmarried children of lawful permanent residents.

What is the "newspaper of general circulation" for PERM job postings?

The Department of Labor requires employers to advertise positions that they intend to submit a PERM application on to publish the job position in the local newspaper of general circulation.

Can I Apply for Citizenship with an Expired Green Card?

In the past, USCIS and some immigration attorneys believed that you could not become a naturalized citizen if you did not have a valid green card (LPR) card to bring with you to your naturalization interview.

Is there such a thing as expedited removal of an immigrant and, if so, what is it?

Most people believe that removal orders or “deportation” orders only happen when you go to the immigration court and see an immigration judge. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Does testing positive for HIV make someone inadmissible to the United States?

On January 4, 2010, the United States officially removed Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection from the list of “communicable diseases of public health significance” that make an individual ineligible for admission to the United States.

Are there any special visas for translators who assisted US forces in Afghanistan or Iraq?

Under United States immigration law, there are two Special Immigrant Visas available for Iraqi citizens or nationals who have worked for the United States.