Do you wish to work in the United States? If so, and you are not a Green Card holder or a U.S. citizen, you will require a Work Visa. A Work Visa will allow you to work in the U.S. for a finite period of time; however most Work Visas are renewable.
WHAT IS A WORK VISA?
A Work Visa is for individuals with permanent residence outside of the United States who wish to be in the U.S. for work on a temporary basis.
CAN I REMAIN IN THE U.S.A. ON A PERMANENT BASIS WITH A WORK VISA?
Work Visas are non-immigrant visas, which mean that that they are only valid for a finite period of time and obtaining a U.S. Work Visa does not automatically lead to a Green Card or U.S. citizenship. However, many people who initially enter the U.S. on a Work Visa are able to obtain a Green Card or permanent residence prior to the expiry of their Work Visa.
ARE THERE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF WORK VISAS?
There are many different Work Visas available depending upon the type of job and each Work Visa has its own criteria. Many times more than one category of Work Visa can be applied for depending upon your objectives, and it is important to choose the right Work Visa for your objective. Work Visas available include:
- B-1 Business Visa
- L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager
- L-1B Intracompany Transferee Specialized Knowledge
- H-1B Skilled Work Visa
- H-1B Knowledge Work Visa
- H-2B Specialty Work Visa
- H-3 Trainee Work Visa
- E-1 Treaty Trader Work Visa
- E-2 Treaty Investor Work Visa
- E-3 Work Visa for Australians
- F-1 Student Visa can work on OPT/CPT
- O-1 Extraordinary Ability Work Visa
- P Visa Athlete/Entertainer Work Visa
- R-1 Religious Work Visa
- TN NAFTA Work Visa
HOW CAN I KNOW WHICH WORK VISA IS APPROPRIATE FOR ME?
Obtaining a Work Visa can be an extremely difficult and confusing process and best handled by skilled, experienced immigration lawyers. Contact the C2 Global Law immigration lawyers for information and assistance on all matters related to U.S. Work Visas.
The C2 Global Law immigration lawyers can advise and assist you in obtaining your U.S. Work Visa from determining the Work Visa appropriate to your situation through to the application process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.