The CW-1 and CW-2 classes of admission (COA) are for the CNMI-only Transitional Worker
Program. This program allows foreign nationals who are not eligible for another Immigration
and Nationality Act (INA)-based employment authorized nonimmigrant status to perform
work in the CNMI during the transitional period from CNMI immigration law to U.S.
immigration law (i.e., the INA). The transitional period is from November 28, 2009
through December 31, 2014. However, on June 3, 2014, the CW-1 program was extended
until December 31, 2019.