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Temporary Employment Visas
Do you need to request employment Visas to work in the U.S.? To temporarily work in the United States as a lawful nonimmigrant, temporary workers must qualify for the available visa category based on the planned employment. The steps in the process before applying for a visa vary.
VISA FOR WORK
Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Temporary worker visas are for persons who want to enter the United States for employment lasting a fixed period and are not considered permanent or indefinite. Each permit requires the prospective employer to file a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). An approved petition is required to apply for a work visa.
TYPES OF VISA (see details above)
HOW TO APPLY
After USCIS approves the Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker (Form I-129), you may apply for a visa. There are several steps in the visa application process. The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you apply. Please consult the embassy or consulate website instructions where you will use it.
Complete The Online Visa Application
Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 – Learn more about completing the DS-160. You must: 1) complete the online visa application and 2) print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview.
Photo –You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your image must be in the format explained in the Photograph Requirements.
Schedule an Interview
While interviews are generally not required for applicants of certain ages outlined below, consular officers have the discretion to direct a discussion of any applicant, regardless of age.
WHICH DOCUMENTS DO YOU NEED?
Prepare the following required documents before your visa interview:
WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN THE US
A visa allows a foreign citizen to travel to a U.S. port-of-entry (generally an airport) and request permission to enter the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials at the port-of-entry have the authority to permit or deny admission to the United States. If you are allowed to enter the United States, the CBP official will provide an admission stamp or paper Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record. A visa does not guarantee entry into the United States.
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I'm Natalia Bertelli, an English/Spanish to Italian legal translator. Since 2008 I have been working on contracts, judicial deeds, certificates, corporate translations for foreign clients who want to do business in Italy, get a dual citizenship or simply settle in my beautiful country.