In order to come to the United States legally as a nonimmigrant to work temporarily, your potential employer must file a nonimmigrant petition on your behalf.
The attorneys at Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C., have obtained nonimmigrant temporary work visas for workers around the world. Our experienced Chicago immigration lawyers are prepared to help you navigate the nonimmigrant visa process for temporary workers.
A temporary worker visa is a classification permitting a foreign national to work in the United States for a temporary period. When a noncitizen enters the country, they must obtain a visa. Nonimmigrant temporary work visas are for limited time in the U.S., whereas immigrant visas grant permanent residence.
To start the process, religious employers must fill out Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. In most cases, after receiving the petition, USCIS will conduct an on-site visit.
All nonimmigrant visa applicants must fill out Form DS-160, Nonimmigrant Visa Application. This form includes several questions regarding their background as well as the purpose of their visit to the U.S.
Foreign nationals between the ages of 14 and 79 who apply for a nonimmigrant visa must interview with an official at the U.S. embassy or consulate in their home country or country of residence.
Spouses and children qualifying for a dependent nonimmigrant classification of a temporary worker who resides outside the United States should apply at the USCIS.
There are several different forms of temporary nonimmigrant work visas. The type of nonimmigrant work visa you will apply for may depend on your field or reason of work.
The time it takes to process nonimmigrant visas varies widely based on several factors. If USCIS has already conducted an on-site inspection of the employer, the employer may qualify for premium processing, which significantly speeds up the process. The average visa approval process can take 3 to 5 weeks, and an additional 5 to 7 months for the visa to arrive.
Temporary nonimmigrant work visas may be granted for up to 3 years. Renewal of the visas can be extended if approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
The Chicago immigration legal team at Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. is here to answer any questions you have about temporary nonimmigrant visas.
At Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C., we provide individuals, families, and employers the legal representation they need to navigate the process of obtaining nonimmigrant visas such as temporary work visas. Our attorneys have over seven decades of combined experience in U.S. immigration law. We’ve helped guide numerous clients through the complicated process of gaining temporary worker visas in the U.S. Contact a member of our team today at 312.444.1940.