Have you been offered work in Texas? Are you visiting your loved ones? Have you been accepted to study in the United States? Whatever reason you may have for needing a Temporary Visa, Alicia Lackey of Lackey Law Firm, P.C. can help.
However, obtaining temporary or non-immigrant visas is not always free of complications. You might be required to undergo certain procedures, asked to submit further documents, or wait for your application to be further evaluated. You need a knowledgeable immigration law attorney to assist you throughout the process.
There are a wide variety of temporary non-immigrant visas which differ in purpose, and also vary in duration. Some temporary visas might also have certain conditions that a person should be informed of to stay compliant with U.S. law. Some of the most popular temporary non-immigrant visa categories include:
- B-1 Visa: Business Visitor – Consult with business associates, Attend a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention or conference, Settle an estate, or Negotiate a contract
- B-2 Visa: Tourism Visitor – Vacation (holiday), Visit with friends or relatives, Medical treatment, Participation in social events hosted by fraternal, social, or service organizations, Participation by amateurs in musical, sports, or similar events or contests, if not being paid for participating, Enrollment in a short recreational course of study, not for credit toward a degree (for example, a two-day cooking class while on vacation)
- E Visas: Treaty Investor or Treaty Trader – citizen of treaty country to trade with or invest in United States.
- H-1B: Person in Specialty Occupation – To work in a specialty occupation. Requires a higher education degree or its equivalent. Includes fashion models of distinguished merit and ability and government-to-government research and development, or co-production projects administered by the Department of Defense.
- H-1B1: Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Professional – Chile, Singapore – To work in a specialty occupation. Requires a post-secondary degree involving at least four years of study in the field of specialization. (Note: This is not a petition-based visa. For application procedures, please refer to the website for the U.S. Embassy in Chile or the U.S. Embassy in Singapore.)
- H-2A: Temporary Agricultural Worker – For temporary or seasonal agricultural work. Limited to citizens or nationals of designated countries, with limited exceptions, if determined to be in the United States interest.
- H-2B: Temporary Non-agricultural Worker – For temporary or seasonal non- agricultural work. Limited to citizens or nationals of designated countries, with limited exceptions, if determined to be in the United States interest.
- H-3: Trainee or Special Education Visitor – To receive training, other than graduate medical or academic, that is not available in the trainee’s home country or practical training programs in the education of children with mental, physical, or emotional disabilities.
- L: Intracompany Transferee – To work at a branch, parent, affiliate, or subsidiary of the current employer in a managerial or executive capacity, or in a position requiring specialized knowledge. Individual must have been employed by the same employer abroad continuously for 1 year within the three preceding years.
- O: Individual with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement – For persons with extraordinary ability or achievement in the sciences, arts, education, business, athletics, or extraordinary recognized achievements in the motion picture and television fields, demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim, to work in their field of expertise. Includes persons providing essential services in support of the above individual.
- P-1: Individual or Team Athlete, or Member of an Entertainment Group – To perform at a specific athletic competition as an athlete or as a member of an entertainment group. Requires an internationally recognized level of sustained performance. Includes persons providing essential services in support of the above individual.
- P-2: Artist or Entertainer (Individual or Group) – For performance under a reciprocal exchange program between an organization in the United States and an organization in another country. Includes persons providing essential services in support of the above individual.
- P-3: Artist or Entertainer (Individual or Group) – To perform, teach or coach under a program that is culturally unique or a traditional ethnic, folk, cultural, musical, theatrical, or artistic performance or presentation. Includes persons providing essential services in support of the above individual.
- R-1 Visa: Religious Worker – For persons who want to enter the United States to work temporarily in religious capacities.
- T &U Visas: Victims of Human Trafficking or Criminal Activity under specified circumstances.
- TN Visa: NAFTA Professionals – For certain NAFTA Professionals from Mexico & Canada.
- Q-1: Participant in an International Cultural Exchange Program – For practical training and employment and for sharing of the history, culture, and traditions of your home country through participation in an international cultural exchange program
Information from: https://travel.state.gov
There are many other categories of temporary visa. If the type of temporary visa you are interested in is not listed above, please call today for further assistance.
Why Lackey Law Firm, P.C.?
- Experienced Attorney – Alicia Lackey has experience in immigration law, as well as in other useful fields such as litigation, criminal defense, and family law in the Austin, TX area.*
- Dedication – Alicia Lackey provides legal representation that is honest, prompt and personalized – keeping clients informed along the way and adapting to meet client needs.
- Compassion for Every Client – You can expect Alicia Lackey to listen to each client’s specific needs and issues to work toward success for each case.
Call now or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form to schedule a free phone consultation so Alicia can help you get started with your Temporary Visa Application.
Lackey Law Firm, P.C. accepts immigration cases in Fredericksburg, Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway, Rollingwood, West Lake Hills, The Hills, Spicewood, Dripping Springs, Stonewall, Harper, Luckenbach, Llano, Kingsland, Sunrise Beach, Buchanan Dam, Boerne, Comfort, Fair Oaks Ranch, Oak Hill, Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock, Georgetown, Pflugerville, Liberty Hill, Burnet, Bertram, Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Kerrville, Ingram, Johnson City, and Blanco.*
*Main Office is located in Austin Texas. All office locations are staffed by appointment only.