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CW Visa
Temporary Worker in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands


Based on your responses, you should apply for a CW visa.

The CNMI-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) visa classification allows employers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to apply for permission to employ aliens who are otherwise ineligible to work under other nonimmigrant worker categories. The CW classification provides a method for a transition from the former CNMI foreign worker permit system to the U.S. immigration system. For more information about CW status and how to apply, visit the United States Citizenship and  Immigration Services website.

Be sure to view local information below to determine fees and payment process and additional requirements.

Local Information

Please read the information in this section carefully.  It contains location-specific information that you will need to know when applying for your Visa.

Select the country or area where you will apply for your visa:

    Application Status

    You can check the status of your visa application on ceac.state.gov.

    Some visa applications may require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant’s interview by a consular officer. Applicants are advised of this requirement when they apply. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case.