Nonimmigrant Visa: Temporary Employment & Business

The U.S. Consulate General has not opened the online nonimmigrant visa appointment system but is evaluating appointment requests on a case-by-case basis via email, prioritizing urgent or emergency appointments for residents of our consular district in Bermuda.  If you have a need for urgent or emergency travel, or you would like to inquire as to whether or not we can process your visa application at this time, please contact us at HamiltonConsulate@state.gov.  In your email provide as many details as you can about your purpose of travel. 

We are not accepting out of district visa appointments at this time. 

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.