There are different types of work visas available for foreign nationals, prospective immigrants who wish to be legally employed in the United States, you must have one of the following:
- A Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
- An Employment Authorization Document (Work Permit) or
- An Employment related Visa which allows you to work for a particular employer.
You must satisfy the different requirements before you can apply for any of the above programs.
The type of work you do or your country of origin may determine the type of visa you may be eligible for.
It is imperative to adhere strictly to all the conditions of your particular work authorization.
You could be deported or denied reentry into the United States if you violate any of the conditions.
This article will highlight the type of U.S. work visa, requirements and information on how to apply for a work visa.
Note: It is important to know that at any point in time, the application requirements may change.
USA Work Visa
Are you a foreign national interested in employment in the U.S? To achieve this, you will need a work visa to be legally employed in the USA.
A U.S visa provides legal authorization to travel, to the USA and depending on the type of visa obtained, may provide employment authorization in the U.S
You can apply for visas at the local U.S embassy or consulate in your home country.
Having a Green Card (Permanent Resident Card) gives you the authorization to work and live permanently in the United States and also entitles you to certain rights and responsibilities.
There is also a lottery program that provides a limited number of green cards for successful applicants.
However, the U.S Department of labour needs to demonstrate that American workers are not displaced by foreign workers
There are specialized job categories that simplify the process based on your employment history.
Foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in disciplines such as Arts, Sciences, Business, Education, Athletics and Research may get expedited immigration process.