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Temporary Worker Visas & Work Permits in San Francisco

Helping Immigrants Work in the United States

The purpose of a temporary worker visa or work permit is to allow an individual into the United States for employment reasons for a short, set period of time. There are a few different types of temporary work visas available, including those for specialty occupation (H-1B/H-1B1), agricultural work (H-2A), non-agricultural seasonal work (H-2B), extraordinary ability (O), athletics or entertainment (P-2/P-3), and more.

The Law Offices of Shamieh & Ternieden can assist you with your temporary worker visa or work permit needs. We have helped thousands of clients, from green card applicants to asylum seekers, with all types of non-immigrant visas. Our San Francisco immigration attorneys have nearly 30 years of experience in this particular area of law and are dedicated to helping you navigate the legal process of entering the United States.

Contact us today at (415) 300-2144 to schedule a consultation. We have offices in San Francisco and Sacramento and are able to assist clients throughout the country.

How to Apply for a Temporary Worker Visa

Depending on the type of temporary worker visa you wish to obtain, you may have to receive approval in the form of a labor certification. Your prospective employer will have to complete this process on your behalf. Similarly, your prospective employer may have to file a petition for a temporary worker for you. Once this petition is approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you may begin the process of applying for your temporary worker visa or work permit.

The application process can vary, depending on the type of temporary visa you wish to obtain. Generally, however, you will need to do the following:

  • Complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Application form (DS-160)
  • Print a copy of the completed form to bring to your interview
  • Submit the form with a valid photo (must meet specified requirements)
  • Schedule an interview at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in your country
  • Pay required fees, gather necessary documentation, and prepare for the interview

After you have attended your interview, your application may require further processing. Once your application has been processed, you will be informed if your visa has been approved and you may begin the preparations needed to enter the U.S.

How Our Firm Can Help

At the Law Offices of Shamieh & Ternieden, we have extensive experience handling temporary worker visas and work permits. Our San Francisco temporary worker visa lawyers can assist you with each stage of the process, from determining the type of temporary visa you need to helping you prepare for your interview to extending your stay in the U.S., should you need to do so. We have helped thousands of clients navigate the nonimmigrant visa process.

Need help with a temporary worker visa or work permit? Get in touch with us by calling (415) 300-2144 or by filling out an online contact form today.

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