Temporary visa to work in the U.S.
Learn about the requirements to apply for a nonimmigrant temporary worker visa and to sponsor a worker for employment in the U.S.
Before applying for any of these visas, your prospective employer must first file a petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). An approved employer petition is required to apply for a nonimmigrant work visa.
Find out if you qualify for a temporary worker nonimmigrant visa
How to sponsor a temporary worker
To hire a temporary (nonimmigrant) worker, you generally have to file a petition with USCIS to allow the employee to come to the U.S.
- Use this temporary (nonimmigrant) worker classification table to see which classification applies to the job you are offering.
- After determining the classification, refer to the Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker page. It lists the classifications that require employers to submit the form to USCIS.
LAST UPDATED: June 15, 2023