| If you want to work in the U.S. temporarily as a nonimmigrant, under U.S. immigration law, you need a specific visa based
on the type of work you will be doing. Most temporary worker categories require that the applicant's prospective employer
or agent to file a petition which must be approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before you can
apply for a visa. To learn about petitions and more, see Temporary Workers and Employers-Hiring a Foreign National for Short-Term Employment on the USCIS website.
More information by temporary worker visa type:
Additional temporary worker visa types:
Important temporary worker information: Review the Internal Revenue Service website information about United States tax requirements for certain foreign citizens engaged in business or trade in the U.S., since most will have an obligation to file a U.S. tax return.