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Seeking Temporary Work in the United States

Are you are interested in working in the United States? There are different types of work visas available for foreign nationals who seek employment in the U.S. These employment-based visas include green cards, seasonal work visas, and temporary work visas.

Temporary visas are issued for highly skilled professionals, agricultural workers, and other workers. There are a few different types of temporary work visas. Therefor, it can be helpful to seek the advice of an experienced immigration lawyer.

At The Khan Law Firm, our temporary work visa lawyer assists foreign workers and U.S. employers throughout the immigration process. We can help you understand your options for temporary or seasonal work in the United States and file your visa application.

Take the first step toward working in the United States. Schedule a consultation when you call (951) 433-7124. We assist clients throughout North San Diego County.

Qualifying for a H-1B Visa

Skilled workers include individuals who are qualified to work in specialty occupations. These workers may qualify for the H-1B visa. Applicants for these visas must perform work that requires a high level of skill.

Most people who apply for this type of visa hold a university degree. However, a visa can be issued to an individual with significant experience in a specialized field, even without a degree.

To qualify for an H-1B visa, one of the following must be true:

  • You have a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university
  • You have a foreign degree that is equivalent to a bachelor's or higher degree
  • You have education, training, or experience that can be recognized as equivalent to that of a bachelor's or higher degree
  • You hold a license or other certification authorizing you to practice in your specialty occupation

In addition, the position you are applying for must meet certain requirements in order to be applicable for an H1-B visa.

Qualifications a job must meet include:

  • The job is specialized enough that it can only be performed by an individual with the equivalent of a degree
  • The employer is paying the prevailing wage for the position

The application process requires the employer determine the prevailing wage for the position. The employer must then file a Labor Condition Attestation with the Department of Labor and the H-1B petition with the USCIS. After the petition is approved, the application must be filed by the employee at the U.S. Consulate.

This type of visa requires a significant amount of preparation and the correct procedures must be followed. Our temporary work visa lawyer in Murrieta can help you complete the process.

Temporary Agricultural & Non-Agricultural Workers

Not all temporary work visas require workers to have specialized skills or higher education.

Some visas available to "unskilled" workers include:

  • H-2A - Also known as seasonal agricultural workers visas, this visa allows farmers to seasonally hire workers for planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops
  • H-2B: This visa is an option for foreign workers in non-agricultural fields, such as amusement parks employees, hotel or resorts staff, truck drivers, and other jobs.

For either visa, there needs to be a lack of citizens to fill these positions before employers can seek temporary workers.

Both visas allow eligible workers to stay in the country for the period of time authorized on the labor certification. This stay can be extended, so long as there is a new temporary labor certification to cover each extension. H-2A and H-2B visa holders can stay for a maximum of three years.

Let The Khan Law Firm Help You Work in the United States!

A temporary work visa can help you further your career and immigration goals. Our attorneys can help you determine which visa is best for your situation and guide you through the application process. We can also protect you from deportation if you are facing an issue.

We encourage you to call our office at (951) 433-7124 for assistance with your temporary work visa.

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