Nonimmigrant Visa: Temporary Employment & Business

The U.S. Consulate General, Hamilton, Bermuda can only accept visa appointment requests from Bermudians,  Bermuda residents, or individuals physically present in our consular district.  The provisions of 22 CFR 41.101(a) preclude acceptance or processing of a regular non immigrant visa application when the applicant is neither resident of nor physically present in this consular district at the time of application, including completion and submission of the DS-160.   

To be able to work in the United States, you must either be in possession of a specific work-related visa or a work authorization document.

Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence.  Temporary worker visas are for persons who want to enter the United States for employment lasting a fixed period of time, and are not considered permanent or indefinite.  Work-related visas require the prospective employer to first file a petition (I-129) with USCIS; if the petition is approved you will receive the Notice of Approval (Form I-797).

See the Department of State’s Temporary Work Visas website for additional information.

Treaty Trader/Treaty Investor Visa (E1 or E2) – Please note: There is no treaty with trader/investor provisions in effect between Bermuda and the United States.  While such a treaty exists between the United States and the United Kingdom, it only applies to UK nationals resident in the United Kingdom (the British Isles [except the Republic of Ireland], the Channel Islands and Gibraltar).  Individuals having the nationality of members of the Commonwealth other than the United Kingdom do not qualify for treaty trader or treaty investor status under this treaty.  For information on how to apply for E 1 or E2 visa in the United Kingdom, please click here.