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Depending on the kind of work you are seeking or have experience in already, a number of options for temporary employment are listed below, including temporary skilled worker visas, investor visas, business visitor visas, & others. One of these visa categories may suit you well.
A nonimmigrant visa allows a foreign national to enter the United States temporarily for a specific purpose. The purpose must be temporary. The foreign national must show nonimmigrant intent and agree to depart at the end of his/her authorized stay or extension.
A person can only be admitted to one status. Once in the U.S., the nonimmigrant visa holder is restricted to the activity or reason for which his or her visa was issued, unless and until granted either a change of status to a different nonimmigrant visa or an adjustment of status to legal permanent residency.
Some temporary worker categories are limited in total number of petitions which can be approved on a yearly basis.
Visa retrogression occurs when more people apply for a visa in a particular category or country than there are visas available for that month. Retrogression typically occurs toward the end of the fiscal year as visa issuance approaches the annual category, or per-country limitations. KLF assists with visa retrogression strategies.
Before you can apply for a temporary worker visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, an employer must file on your behalf and your petition must be approved.
The complex interplay of government agencies can seem counterproductive and counterintuitive for obtaining & maintaining status of nonimmigrant workers.
We use the term 'visa' to refer to status as well as for its real meaning, which is a travel document allowing entry. Employers and employees must track the expiration of status date and, if applicable, the expiration of visa date. These may not match.
For example, a person can be granted a five-year visa from the Department of State but be given only a two-year period of stay on the I-94 upon entry through Customs and Border Protection. Before the I-94 expires, the employee must either travel and re-enter on the visa, receiving a new two-year I-94, or file a petition with USCIS to extend his or her stay.
In another case, someone who changes status in the United States from one nonimmigrant category to another will acquire a new status but will not be issued a new visa. A visa, which is technically a travel document that allows entry, requires attention (authorization from the State Department) before vacationing outside the U.S. in the new status.
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Here is the procedure for an H-1B employee as an example:
If the employee is inside the U.S.,:
If the employee is outside the U.S.,:
As of October 2, 2020, Form I-129 is separated into the following forms: