Nonimmigrant Visa: Temporary Employment & Business

Temporary employment 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. Each of these visas requires the prospective employer to first file a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). An approved petition is required to apply for a temporary employment visa.

If you are qualified to apply for a work visa in Bermuda you must provide, at least one week in advance, a copy of your I-797 or I-129, and supporting documents via email to hamiltonconsulate@state.gov or via fax at (441) 295-1592.

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 British territory in Europe (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 follow the link: https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/temporary-employment/

See our Temporary Worker Visas on Travel.state.gov to determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to the United States.