The hospitality industry, more than any other employment group,
deals most frequently with temporary employment visas. There
are several visas available for this industry, such as the E visa, H
visa, L visa, and TN visa (for NAFTA countries).
H Visa Category:
- Is subject to an annual government quota which is usually
filled within several months.
- This visa is on a first come, first served basis
- It is critical that you work with an experienced attorney to
file your petition as quickly as possible.
Typically, most immigrant issues in the hospitality industry
require labor certification through the U.S. Department of
In March, 2005, the Department of Labor changed its labor
certification regulations to a new "PERM" system.
Although this new system is intended to speed up the application
process, the precise effects of the new system are not yet known.
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