Worker Visas (H/L)
Applying for a Worker Visa ("H" or "L")
The "H" categories apply to aliens that wish to enter the United States temporarily to engage in non-agriculture employment, a specialty occupation (e.g. fashion model), as a worker of distinguished merit and ability or for work that is seasonal, intermittent, a peak load need, or a one-time occurrence.
The "L" category applies to aliens who work for a company with a parent, subsidiary, branch or affiliate in the United States. These workers come to the United States as intra-company transferees temporarily to perform services either in a managerial or executive capacity, or who have specialized knowledge.
If the prospective worker (beneficiary) is outside the U.S., s/he must apply for a visa. After the DHS (formerly INS) has approved the I-129 and sent a Notice of Action to the beneficiary and to the Consular Section in Tegucigalpa (Form I-797), the beneficiary must pay a Consular fee through our Call Center which is the authorized entity by the Embassy of the United States of America to schedule visa interview appointments for nonimmigrant visas, and to provide the necessary information. Similarly, you must complete the electronic visa application form (DS-160).
If the appointment provided by the Visa Information Service (VIS) agent turns out to be too late with regards to the date that you should be in the United States, please explain the urgency to the Visa Information Service agent so that they can assign you the earliest available date. The day of your appointment, please bring an original Notice of Action from DHS (formerly INS), a valid passport for at least 6 more months. If you need additional information about the requirements according to your nationality, please go to the Visa Waiver Program website. In addition, othersupporting documents, such as employment letters, training certificates, evidence of qualifying relationship between the U.S. and the foreign employer, letter from the alien's foreign qualifying employer detailing his or her dates of employment, job duties, qualifications, salary, and the duration of the contract.