Work and Intra-Company Transfer Visas
Work and Intra-Company Transfer Visas ( "H", "L", "O", "P" & "Q" categories)
If you plan to work in the United States, even for a brief period, you will need a work visa. Your prospective employer in the U.S. must submit a petition to a local district office of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for approval. All applicants for petition-based visas such as H, L, O, P must provide their receipt number scheduling their appointment through VIS. The receipt number must start with three letters such as LIN, SRC, EAC or WAC, followed by a series of numbers (for example, EAC-08-123-45678). You may also present a copy of the approved petition (Form I-129) and a copy of the Notice of Action (Form I-797) with the original corner attached at the time of your interview.
Legal Rights and Protections for Certain Employment or Education-based Nonimmigrants
The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (WWTVPRA) of 2008 was signed into law on December 23, 2008, by the President. The Act makes several changes related to the legal rights of certain employment or education-based non immigrants under Federal immigration, labor, and employment laws. Additionally, this law outlines the information to be provided to certain non immigrants about their rights, protections and available resources. When working or studying in the United States temporarily, we want to ensure each nonimmigrant is aware of his/her rights, as well as protections and resources available, To learn more, review the Nonimmigrant Rights, Protections and Resources pamphlet, Online version (PDF 253 KB) or Printer double-sided version. (PDF 291 KB)