At a glance
If you want to work temporarily in the United States as an on-immigrant, you will need to have a specific type of visa, depending on what kind of work you will do under U.S. immigration law. Before applying for a work visa, most temporary worker visa types require you to file a petition with your potential employer or their agent, supported by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the United States.
All H, L, O, P and Q visa applicants must have a petition approved by USCIS on their behalf. The Requisition Form (I-129) must be approved before applying for a work visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Once your petition has been approved, your employer or agent will receive a Notice of Action Form (I-797), which will serve as a notice of approval of your petition. During your interview, the Consular Officer will verify the support of the petition through the Department of State’s Petition Information Management Service (PIMS).
You must get your (I-129) Petition Receipt Number when you are interviewed at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to confirm the reality of your petition. If you are considered ineligible for a visa under U.S. immigration law, the petition’s approval will not guarantee your chances of obtaining a visa.
Visa details and qualifications
H-1B (Special Occupation)
If you come to the United States for a pre-arranged professional job, you need an H1-B type visa. To prepare, you should have a bachelor’s degree or higher in the subject you want to work on.
USCIS will determine if you were hired for a specific and specific job and if you are qualified to do it. Your employer must file a labor need application with the Department of Labor to finalize the terms and conditions of your employment.
H-1B1 Contract-Based Temporary Work Approval Visa
The Free Trade Agreement, signed with Chile and Singapore, allows qualified citizens of Chile and Singapore to work temporarily in the United States. Only citizens of Chile and Singapore will be considered eligible as primary applicants, although their spouses and children may be citizens of another country. However, Bangladesh will not get this facility.
H1B1 visa applicants must work in a specific work area in the United States and have employer confirmation. Still, employers do not have to fill out application form I-129 for non-immigrant workers without applicant approval, form I-698. Be able to apply for a visa.
However, before applying for a visa, the applicant must apply for Foreign Labor Certification and the Department of Labor.
H-2A (Seasonal Farmer)
An H-2A visa permits U.S. employers to bring foreign workers to the United States for temporary agricultural work for which workers are not available in the United States. H-2A will only apply to you if you want to do temporary or seasonal agricultural work in the United States temporarily. An employer in the United States must file a Form (I-129) on-immigrant worker’s petition on your behalf.
H-2B visa (skilled and unskilled workers)
This type of visa is required when you are coming to the United States to do a quick or seasonal job for which there are not enough workers available in the United States. This requires a certificate from your employer’s Department of Labor confirming that no qualified staff has been found in the United States for the type of work for which your petition has been filed.
This type of visa is required if you come to the United States for two years to receive training in a field other than graduate education or training. You can get an allowance for your workout, and “hands-on” work is allowed. This training cannot be used to provide employment, and this training is not readily available in your own country.
If you are the original applicant who has a valid H visa, your spouse and your unmarried children (under 21) can obtain an H-4 visa to stay with you in the United States. However, your spouse or children will not be able to do any work while in the United States.
L-1 (Company Internal Transfer)
Suppose you are an employee of an international organization that temporarily transfers you to the main branch, subsidiary, or parallel branch of the same organization in the United States. In that case, you will need an L-1 visa. This could be an international organization, a United States, or a foreign institution. To prepare for an L-1 visa,
you must have a managerial or executive level or special knowledge and hold a position in one of the United States organizations. However, you don’t need to remain in the work you were in before. You must also have one year of uninterrupted employment with an international organization outside the United States three years before your visa application. You can apply for an L-1 visa if you receive an approved petition from a U.S. agency or subsidiary, USCIS, whether it is blanket or personal.
If you are the original applicant who has a valid L visa, your wife and your unmarried children (under 21) can get an L-2 visa to stay with you in the United States. Due to a recent modification in the law, your spouse may now seek work approval. Your spouse must come to the United States on their L-2 visa, and then you must submit a form (I-765), including the cost of the application form. However, your kids are not allowed to work in the United States.
O-type visas are issued to individuals and their assistants who have outstanding science, industry, education, commerce, and sports skills or have tremendous success in movies and T.V. shows. They can get this O visa.
Type P visas are given to individual athletes, performers, artists, and associates coming to the United States for exhibitions and paying for such shows. P Visa holders will have to pay U.S. tax on their earnings.
You will need a Q visa if you travel to the United States to participate in a global cultural exchange program for practical training, employment, and exchange of your country’s history, culture, and heritage. The programmer must file a petition on your behalf, and USCIS must approve this petition.
When to apply?
The U.S. Embassy or Consulate may process H, L, O, P or Q visas within 90 days before the commencement date of your I-797. However, when planning your trip, please keep in mind that to federal regulations, you can only apply for admission into the United States using a visit days before the authorized period specified in your I-797.
Materials required for application
If you are using an H, L, O, P, or Q visa, you must submit the following:
(1) An non-immigrant visa electronic application form (DS-160).
(2) A valid passport for travel to the United States with a validity period of at least six months after your planned travel time to the United States.
(3) If your passport includes more than one person, each visa applicant must apply and have their passport.
(4) 2 (x2 ”(5 cm x 5 cm) a (1) photo taken in the last six months.
(5) You must bring a receipt for the non-refundable fee for processing your non-immigrant visa, equivalent to U.S. $ 190 paid in local currency.
(6) If a visa is issued, you may have to pay an additional visa issuance receipt, depending on your nationality.
(7) If you are an L-1 applicant to a Blanket Petition, you must pay a Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee.
(8) Receipt number will be written in your approved I-129 petition. I-797 papers do not need to be brought for an interview.
(9) In addition to these materials, you will need to provide your interview letter confirming that you have set an appointment date for this service. In addition, if you feel that any other documents support the information you provide to the consular officer, you can bring them.
How to apply
Complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application Form (DS-160)
Pay the visa application processing fee.
Schedule your interview date on this webpage. You will require the following details to schedule your appointment.
(1) Your passport number
(2) The number obtained from the receipt of your visa fee
(3) Barcode number of ten (10) numbers mentioned on the DS-160 confirmation page
Visit the U.S. Embassy or Consulate on the date and time of your visa interview.
Family members must bring all the necessary documents and the following for a non-immigrant visa:
(1) Original certificate of your marriage,
(2) Letter from your employer confirming your continued employment.
(3) If your spouse is currently employed in the United States on an H1-B visa, their current year’s payslip and all year federal tax returns for the number of years you have been used in the United States on an H1-B visa
(4) Make sure that you do not bring any documents in a sealed condition when you come to the embassy for an interview.