Temporary Visas

As the name suggests, temporary visas are those that only grant the right to travel for a specific period and a specific purpose in the United States.

Temporary visas do not entitle you to any immigration benefits or rights.

Temporary visas are used for tourist travel, study, educational exchanges, artistic performances, journalistic or religious work, temporary work in U.S. companies, and many other categories.

Many temporary visas require complex documents, especially those that require a work petition. In these cases, it is always advisable to count on the services of a legal firm to prepare and follow up on your claim with the U.S. authorities. Alexandre Law Firm is able to deal with all types of temporary visas and can provide you with the necessary legal advice and consulting services.

LEARN ABOUT THE MAIN TYPES OF TEMPORARY VISAS:

B1/B2 (Tourism and Business)

This visa is a combination of B1 (business) and B2 (tourism) and is intended for business travel to the United States. To be eligible for a B1/B2, the applicant must prove in an interview with a consular officer at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate that he/she has no intention of becoming an illegal immigrant in the U.S.

F-1 (Student Visa)

A visa that meets the needs of many types of study programs, such as English language courses, undergraduate and graduate degrees, and master’s degrees. The educational institution in the USA must issue a form called I-20 where they confirm the student’s admission and inform basic program data for the consular officers at the time of the visa interview, and for CBP (US Customs and Border Protection).

H1-B (Skilled Workers)

Work visa intended for skilled workers category. Besides being an expert in the field, the applicant will need a sponsor in the United States to act as a petitioner for the visa. The H-1B process begins in the United States through an I -129 petition, which details to the U.S. government the reasons why that specific vacancy should be filled temporarily by the foreign worker rather than a local worker.

I (Press Professionals)

 I visas are intended for press or media professionals. To be eligible for these visas, professionals must have an employment contract or similar document issued by a company justifying the need for their duties while traveling to the United States. This visa is usually used by reporters and other media professionals to cover events for foreign media.

J-1 (Exchange Visa)

The J-1 visa involves many exchange programs, such as au pair, summer work and travel, research, trainee, and others. The entities that provide these exchange programs must issue a form called DS-2019, where they confirm the beneficiary’s admission and inform details about the exchange program. An exchange visa holder is entitled to take direct dependents such as spouses and children under 21 (parents are not allowed) and these can obtain the J-2 visa.

L-1 (Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager)

 The L-1 visa is a temporary work visa specifically intended for managers and executives in an international transfer of the company. This visa is divided into L-1A (Managers) and L-1B (Executives). Usually, this transfer is made between affiliated or subsidiary companies, since it is necessary to prove the relationship between the two companies besides proof of the commercial capacity of the American company that is receiving the foreigner from at least one other country, in order to qualify as international.

 

O visas (individuals with exceptional abilities for temporary travel)

O visas are intended for individuals with exceptional abilities in science, education, sports, arts, business, and other fields considered “top of the field” in their professional area, and who intend to travel to the US for a specific time. You must have a U.S. petitioning company and an employment contract detailing the terms of employment or event itinerary.

P (Professional Athletes or Artists)

P visas are intended for athletes with the purpose of joining a professional team in the United States and engaging in professional competitions. The coaches of these athletes are also eligible for the same classification. P visa can also be used by artists who intend to travel to the US for performances, recordings, or other types of recordings of their art. The P visa must be applied for by a US petitioning company or agent, who must detail the terms of work or event itinerary.

R-1 (Religious Workers)

R-1 is a visa aimed at religious workers who intend to work temporarily in the United States for different religious organizations in different religious occupations. These organizations must be a registered not-for-profit entities and have tax-exempt status.

DO YOU IDENTIFY YOURSELF WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE VISA PROFILES AND ARE INTERESTED IN TRAVELING TEMPORARILY TO THE UNITED STATES?

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