How to Get a Work Visa for the US

Are you interested in getting a work visa for the US? Working in the United States appeals to many, but first you would need a work visa.

It is generally easier for Canadians to obtain a work visa for the US than for citizens of other countries to get a work visa for the US. Thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadians and businesses that are looking to enter US markets can have their visas fast-tracked.

However, if you are NOT Canadian there are of course lots of options!

Some examples of the work visas for the US include:

TN Work Visa – this US work visa is for Canadians and Mexicans. For Canadian’s TN Visas can be applied for at the border.

L-1 Work Visa – this is another work visa for Canadians and others Foreign Nationals that that wish to expand their business into the US market.

E2 Work Visa – this is a US work visa obtained by investing in the US.

Other work visas include:

H-1B Specialty Occupations

H-2B Non-Agricultural Workers

E-1 Treaty Traders and E-2 Treaty Investors

J-1 Visa for Education and Cultural Exchange

If you aren’t sure which type of US work visa is best for you, contact us using the form to the right so we can help you assess your situation and determine which type of US work visa best suits your needs.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

4 thoughts on “How to Get a Work Visa for the US

  1. Yellow-Duke

    Hi, I’m post graduate student in the Nigerian Defence Academy studying strategy and security Administration, I’m rounding up in 6months time. Pls I need to work in the USA after my graduation . which visa do I require and how do I get it.

    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. The first step you must take is to get a job offer from a US company. Once you have the job offer, we will be able to help you obtain the visa that you will need.
      Regards, Muga

  2. canadian work visa

    Hey I am from India and will be finishing with my MCA within 2 months. I am planning to work in US after this, please could you tell me the type of visa I require and how to get it.

  3. Hazel Ickes

    EB visa is also a work related visa and is something that encourages foreign entrepreneurs to establish their business in US.


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