The temporary visa classification covers a broad range of visas used to enter the United States. Reasons to apply for one of these visas include work, pleasure, or study. Depending on the type of visa received, an individual may spend a few days to several years in the United States.

Butzel's team of immigration law attorneys have years of experience in assisting their clients in their temporary visa applications. Our attorneys understand the level of scrutiny temporary visa applications receive, and they therefore ensure accuracy and guarantee that all documentation meets the requirements when completing the forms. When applying for a temporary visa, interviews at the U.S. embassy or a consulate may be necessary. Butzel attorneys prepare their clients for such questioning and processing. Our attorneys also assist their clients in the preparation and completion of extension applications, if necessary.

Temporary Visa Classifications:

  • B-1 Business Visitor
  • B-2 Visitor for pleasure and tourism
  • E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader/Treaty Investor
  • E-3 for Australian nationals
  • F-1 Student
  • H-1B Professionals in a specialty occupation
  • H-3 Training
  • J-1 Exchange Visitor
  • K-1 Fiance
  • L-1A/L-1B Intracompany Transferees/Managers, Executives, and Specialized Knowledge
  • O-1 Extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics
  • P Athletes and Performers
  • R-1 Religious worker
  • TN-1 Canadian Citizens who are professionals based on The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • TN-2 Mexican citizens who are professionals based on The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)


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  • Advised employers regarding maintenance of employer/employee relationship when foreign national is placed offsite
  • Preparation of J-1 Exchange Visitor and H-3 Trainee applications and petitions for employees of foreign companies with U.S. facilities
  • Represented clients in obtaining Mexican visas at various Mexican Embassies and Consulates abroad
  • Represented clients with applications of waiver of inadmissibility due to past legal history or immigration history.
  • Represented clients at Port of Entry to process admission to US under NAFTA
  • Represented clients in obtaining visas at various US Embassies and Consulates abroad
  • Assisted family members in obtaining appropriate fianc
  • Obtained work visas in other countries such as Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Austria, etc.
  • Provided preventative counseling on sending foreign expatriates to Mexico. Including immigration regulations, as well as labor and tax implication and employer sanctions
  • Analyzed effect of corporate changes, including mergers and acquisitions, on foreign national’s immigration status.
  • Prepared J-1 waivers of 2 year foreign residency requirement based on no-objection letters, interested government agencies, hardship and other grounds
  • Conducted in-house training on all areas related to doing business in Mexico
  • Obtained all types of visas for Mexico, including tourist, business, technical, Board members, pre-approved work permits, change of status, permanent resident, Exit and Re-Entry permits, and renewals
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