A temporary employment-based visa is a non-immigrant visa issued by a foreign government to a national of another country seeking to enter its boundaries for employment lasting a fixed period of time. This conditional authorization permits employers to petition for, and hire aliens to fill in specific positions for limited periods.

Depending on the country, these visas may require the prospective employer to first file a petition, obtain a labor certification or other approval on behalf of the temporary worker before a work visa can be issued by the embassy. An employment-based visa may be open or be employer-specific. An open work authorization allows the foreign employee to come in the host country temporarily and obtain work not considered permanent or indefinite from any employer in the host country. An employer-specific work authorization is typically more restrictive. Temporary workers with employer-specific work authorizations may oftentimes only work for the employer that petitioned for them and have limited ability to change jobs. In most cases, temporary workers must leave the host country if their status expires or if their employment is terminated.

The rules and regulations governing temporary work visas are exceedingly complex. Our goal is to partner closely with you to simplify this process whether you are an employer hiring a foreign temporary worker, or a foreign employee applying for a work permit. We are fully prepared to supply the guidance, representation, and advice you need as you move forward.

What we can provide:

  • Assessment of case merits and advice on the best way forward
  • Communication with embassies and other relevant stakeholders
  • Guidance and support with visa application
  • Pre-interview orientation and/or on arrival services if previously agreed upon

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