Other Temp Visas

Temporary Visas


What is Temporary Visa?

Temporary visas are nonimmigrant visas, which allow nonimmigrant to enter the U.S. for a temporary period of time and restrict their activities to be consistent with their visas.

What visas are temporary visas?

The following listed temporary visas are widely used by non-immigrants in the United States.  Certain visas are work visas which entitle the visa holder to work for the sponsor of the visa.  Other visas are non-work visa under which employment is not allowed or  is allowed when conditions are met.

Visa Type of Visa Entitle to Work
B-1 Business Visitor No
B-2 Tourist Visitor No
E-1 Treaty Trader Yes
E-2 Treaty Investor Yes
E-3 Australians Work Visa Yes
F-1 Student Under certain conditions
F-2 Spouse and Children of F-1 Visa No
H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker Yes
H-4 Spouse and Children of H Visa No
J Exchange Visitor Yes
K-1 Fiance of U.S. Citizen Yes with EAD card
K-3 Spouse of U.S. Citizen Yes with EAD card
L-1A International Manager Yes
L-1B International Specialty Worker Yes
L-2 Spouse and Children of L visa Yes for Spouse L-2 with EAD card
O Alien with Extraordinary Ability Yes with EAD card
P Athlete and Entertainer Yes
R Religious Worker Yes
TN North American Free Trade Agreement Yes
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