Temporary Work Visas
If you want to work temporarily in the United States as a nonimmigrant under the immigration law of the United States you need a specific visa based on the type of work you are going to perform.
Most temporary worker categories require that your prospective employer or agent file a petition, which must be approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the United States before you can apply for a worker visa.
The H-1B visa allows professionals in “specialty occupations” make a valuable contribution to the American economy. A maximum of 65,000 visas H-1B type are issued each year.
The H-1B visa is issued for up to three years but can be extended. This visa allows a maximum stay of six years in US. Holders of the H1-B visa can apply for a Green Card (Green Card) if a company sponsors your request.
Below is a comparison of the different types of employment-based visas:
For people in specialty occupations, requires applicants to have specific knowledge in a given field.
Temporary or seasonal agricultural workers.
Temporary or seasonal workers not at work in the agricultural sector.
Foreign nationals who receive training in the United States for purposes other than medical or academic education.
Representatives of the media.
Workers transferred within the company in the United States, (the) applicant must have worked abroad continuously for one year.
Persons of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics.
Athletes internationally or members of recognized entertainment groups.
Artists and / or entertainers involved in the production of a cultural program.
Anyone participating in a program of cultural exchange.
For religious workers.