The immigration Lawyers at Richards and Jurusik Immigration Law have more than 20 years of combined experience helping foreign nationals obtain work authorization in the US through temporary work visas.

In order to work legally in the United States, you must first obtain work authorization. The United States has several different nonimmigrant visa classifications for temporary workers, through which the spouse and children who qualify as dependents are also able to obtain dependant visas.

TN Visas for NAFTA Professionals

Canadian citizens and Mexican Citizens benefit from the United States Canada Mexico Agreement (USCMA), formerly NAFTA. Under the USCMA, Canadians and Mexicans that work as professionals in any of the 63 USMCA professions and meet the minimum qualifications are able to obtain TN Visa status to work in the United States.

E-1 Visas for Treaty Traders

Businesses from treaty countries that conduct substantial trade with the United States are able to obtain an E-1 registration for their business that enables them to send qualifying employees to the United States on E-1 Visas.

E-2 Visas for Treaty Investors

Foreign citizens and businesses from treaty countries with substantial investments in the United States are able to obtain an E-2 registration for their business that enables them to send qualifying employees to the United States on E-2 Visas.

H-1B Visas for Specialty Occupations, DOD Cooperative Research & Development Project Workers, and Fashion Models

Foreign nationals who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation, services of exceptional merit and ability relating to a Department of Defense (DOD) cooperative research and development project, or services as a fashion model of distinguished merit or ability, can apply for the H-1B Visa.

L-1 Visas for Business Expansion into the United States

Foreign businesses that are looking to expand their footprint into the United States can do so under the L-1 Visa for Intracompany Transfers. The L-1 Visa allows for the start-up of a new business and the transfer of qualifying employees to the United States to establish, set up, manage, run, and/or work in the new office.

O-1 Visas for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability

Foreign nationals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who have a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements, can apply for an O-1 Visa.

Other Temporary Work Visas

We also help foreign nationals with all other relevant temporary work visas, including:

  • CW-1 Visas for CNMI-Only Transitional Workers (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)
  • E-3 Visas for Specialty Occupation Workers from Australia
  • H-1B1 Visas for Specialty Occupations from Chile & Singapore
  • H-2A Visas for Temporary Agricultural Workers
  • H-2B Visas for Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers
  • H-3 Visas for Nonimmigrant Trainees or Special Education Exchange Visitors
  • I Visas for Representatives of Foreign Media
  • P-1A Visas for Athletes
  • P-1B Visas for Members of an Internationally Recognized Entertainment Group
  • P-2 Visas for Individual Performers or Part of a Group Entering to Perform Under a Reciprocal Exchange Program
  • P-3 Visas for Artists or Entertainers Coming to Be Part of a Culturally Unique Program
  • R-1 Visas for Nonimmigrant Religious Workers

Our Resources for Temporary Work Visas

Is the job title important for a TN visa application?
Is the job title important for a TN visa application?
Job titles vary from employer to employer and are not always indicative of the duties performed. Job titles often come from an employer's internal job classification system. Some job titles can complicate the visa process, while others tie in nicely. When it comes to TN visa status, the job title is a factor that should be carefully assessed before making a TN visa application. We discuss the importance of a job title for TN visa application purposes here.
Are you allowed to “telework” on a TN visa?
Are you allowed to “telework” on a TN visa?
Many positions can be done remotely allowing for "telework." This is most common in the IT industry but has become more commonplace in other professions. When it comes to TN visa status, "telework" is possible under certain circumstances. Read more about teleworking while on a TN visa here.
Can I obtain TN visa status for a fellowship or internship?
Can I obtain TN visa status for a fellowship or internship?
Entry into many professions can begin with fellowships and internships. Under the USMCA (NAFTA), TN visa status is available to both interns and fellows that will be working in the United States at a professional level under a TN visa profession. We discuss working in the United States under TN visa status on a fellowship or internship here.
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