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The CW-1 visa is a non-immigrant "visa which allows travel to "United States for temporary workers to be employed in the "Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).[1]

For employers to be eligible to petition for a CW-1 visa, they must:

The duration of stay for the recipient of a CW-1 is one year.[2] Annually, a maximum of 12,999 workers may be admitted under this visa class. Recipients of a CW-1 may not travel to other parts of the US, with the exception of those who are nationals of "Guam, who may travel only between Guam and the CNMI.[1]

As of 2016, the CW program is set to expire effective December 31 2019.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "CW-1: CNMI-Only Transitional Worker". US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Immigration pocket field guide. Matthew Bender & Company, Inc. 2013. p. 20. 
  3. ^ "Temporary Relief for Workers with Expiring CW-1 Nonimmigrant Status". US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 

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