US Work Permit: Many Visas, Many Options

There are many types of US Work Permits

Working  and living in the US is a dream for many people. We receive inquires from people wishing to live and work in the US on a regular basis. In most cases, in order to work in the US, you need a US Work Permit which requires a US job offer from a employer in the US. US Work Permits such as H-1B Visas, TN Visas and O-1 Visas  for example all require US job offers. However, in some cases, a US Work Permit can be obtained by starting your own business. An E2 Visa may be most appropriate in this case. Or if you are being transfered from your existing business or company located outside the US to a new or existing US office, then an L1 Visa may be necessary.

An immigration lawyer can help you decide which US Work Permit is right for you

The various options for US Work Permits can be overwhelming.  We call it the “alphabet soup” dilemma. Do you require an O, E, H, L, R, TN Visa to work in the US? It all depends on various factors such as your own educational and work credentials, the duration of intended employment in the US, and the nature of work. And to make matters more complicated, each work permt has its own specific procedures and processing times.

The particular US Work Permit that is right for you should be determined by an immigration lawyer who can assess your situation and provide you with the proper advice accordingly.

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

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