There are many types of work visas and statuses, each with requirements specific to the position, the sort of business the employer is in, the duration of employment, and more. Just a few of the nonimmigrant visas / statuses are:
- The E-1 (treaty trader) and E-2 visas (treaty investor) allow nationals of countries having commercial treaties with the United States to engage in trade or business investment activities.
- The H2B visa allows for entry of certain short-term, temporary workers.
- The O visa is for persons of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics.
- The P-1, P-2, and P-3 visas are for certain types of performers and athletes.
- The Q visa allows entry to persons participating in an international cultural exchange program designated by the USCIS, intended to provide foreign citizens with practical training in the United States, while permitting them to introduce the culture, history, and traditions of their respective home countries to the United States.
- The R visa is for religious workers.
- The TN category is a potential option for citizens of Canada and Mexico who wish to work in the United States. There is no numerical limit or cap on the number of TN visas that may be issued. This category is for professionals, who are offered employment in a specific occupation listed in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
There are other special categories, as well.
How We Can Help You
The Nonimmigrant and Special Projects Departments of the Murthy Law Firm are skilled in identifying the appropriate nonimmigrant petitions for offered positions and employment situations. We can prepare petitions encompassing a wide variety of industries and occupations. Our attorneys are available to consult with both employers and employees to discuss their options and responsibilities.
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