Mississippi Temporary Work Permits
Navketan Desai: a Ridgeland Immigration Lawyer & Advocate
No matter the industry, all foreign workers must obtain a permit to lawfully
work in the United States. The type of permit required depends upon the
occupation in which the worker will be employed. For help obtaining a
temporary work permit, consult with a Navketan Desai, Ridgeland immigration
attorney at Taggart, Rimes & Graham, PLLC.
Categories of Temporary Workers
Most temporary work permits require that an employer file a nonimmigrant
petition on the applicants behalf. The exceptions to this rule involve
traders or investors from a country that the United States maintains a
treaty of commerce with. Temporary professionals from Mexico or Canada,
along with specialized workers from Australia, may also qualify for an
Some of the main classifications for temporary workers include:
- Registered nurses in an understaffed field
- Seasonal agricultural workers
- Foreign press agents
- Professional athletes
- Persons of extraordinary talent
- Internationally-recognized entertainers
- Religious workers
The spouse and dependent children of a foreign national who is granted
a temporary work permit may also qualify for a visa, which should be applied
for directly at a U.S. consulate.
One of the broadest classification groups for temporary workers is H-2B.
It can be generally applied to any temporary non-agricultural worker whose
occupation does not fall into any of the more specific categories. In
order to qualify for an H-2B permit, the employer must be able to demonstrate
that there is a shortage of qualified domestic workers, that the addition
of foreign employees will not negatively affect wages, and that the need
for additional employees is of a temporary nature.
To speak with a Ridgeland immigration lawyer about the specific steps that
must be taken to secure a temporary work permit, contact Navketan Desai
at Taggart, Rimes & Graham, PLLC. As a member of the American Immigration
Lawyers Association and the Mississippi Bar Association, we will work
with you to see that all state and federal requirements are met. Dial
601-501-7105 to get started. Multilingual support is available.