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Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: (310) 776-5604

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Orange
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Work Visas

Temporary (Nonimmigrant) Workers

In order for you to come to the United States lawfully as a nonimmigrant to work temporarily in the United States your prospective employer must generally file a nonimmigrant petition on your behalf with USCIS1. The main nonimmigrant temporary worker classifications are listed in the table below.

Nonimmigrant Classification (Temporary Worker) Description Nonimmigrant Classification (Dependant Spouses and Children of a Temporary Worker)
E-1 Treaty traders and qualified employees. E-1
E-2 Treaty investors and qualified employees. E-2
E-3 Certain "specialty occupation" professionals
from Australia.
E-3
H-1B Workers in a specialty occupation
and the following su-classifications:

H-1B1- Fre Trade Agreement workers in a specialty occupation from Chile
or Singapore.
H-1B2 – Specialty occupations related to Department of Defense
Cooperative Research and Development projects or Co-production projects.
H-1B3 – Fashion models of distinguished merit and ability.

H-4
H-1C Registered nurses working in a health
professional shortage areas as determined by the U.S. Department of
Labor.
H-4
H-2A Temporary or seasonal agricultural workers. H-4
H-2B Temporary non-agricultural workers. H-4
H-3 Trainees other than medical or academic. 
This classification also applies to practical training in the education
of handicapped children.
H-4
I Representatives of foreign press, radio, film,
or other foreign information media.
I
L-1A Intracompany transferees in managerial or
executive positions.
L-2
L-1B Intracompany transferees in positions utilizing
specialized knowledge.
L-2
O-1 Persons with extraordinary
ability in sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics and motion
picture or TV production.  
O-3
O-2 Persons accompanying solely to assist an O-1
nonimmigrant. 
O-3
P-1A Internationally recognized athletes. P-4
P-1B Internationally recognized entertainers or
members of internationally recognized entertainment groups.
P-4
P-2 Individual performer or part of a group
entering to perform under a reciprocal exchange program
P-4
P-3 Artists or entertainers, either an individual
or group, to perform, teach, or coach under a program that is culturally
unique.
P-4
Q-1 Persons participating in an international
cultural exchange program for the purpose of providing practical
training, employment, and to share the history, culture, and traditions
of the alien's home country. 
N/A
R-1 Religious workers. R-2
TN North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
temporary professionals from Mexico and Canada.  
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