Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at 619-291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.


Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al 619-291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

Categories of temporary worker visas in the United States

Some people want to come to the United States to work and earn money. In order to do this, they must have the appropriate visa for their situation. There are times when the person knows that they will only remain the country for a specific amount of time. In these cases, a temporary worker visa might be the option that is best for them.

There are only limited numbers of temporary worker visas for some categories. Once that number is reached, no more can be issued for the year. This means that it might be in your best interest to file for yours early in the year.

One of the first things that you will need to do is to figure out which category you need to file under. There are 11 categories for the temporary worker visa.

  • H-1B: Specialty occupation
  • H-1B1: Free Trade Agreement professional
  • H-2A: Agricultural worker
  • H-2B: Non-agricultural worker
  • H-3: Special education or trainee
  • L: Intracompany transferee
  • Q: Extraordinary achievement or ability
  • P-1: Internationally recognized athlete or entertainer in a group
  • P-2: Entertainers or artists meeting reciprocal requirements
  • P-3: Entertainers or artists to coach, teach, or perform in some circumstances
  • Q-1: International cultural exchange

Typically, you need to have an employer in order to get a labor certification if you are going to come into the country on one of these visas. Some, such as entertainers, don’t need to have this done. You may also need to have an interview. This isn’t usually necessary for people who are 13 or younger or 80 and older. Everyone else is required to have one.

Be sure that you understand all the steps you will have to go through before you embark on this journey. An experienced attorney can help you.


We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.