Get a US Work Visa Without a Job Offer
Work Visas That Do Not Require a Job Offer
Normally, a job offer will be required of you when you want to work permanently as an immigrant or temporarily as a nonimmigrant in the United States. Some of you have probably heard that not all US work visas are issued on an approved petition filed on behalf of the worker by the prospective employee. Some permanent work visas that do not require a job offer and a sponsor in the US are EB-1, EB-4, and EB-5.
An EB-1 visa is intended for those who have exceptional and extraordinary expertise in sciences, education, arts, business, or athletics; and for multinational managers and executives. An EB-4 visa is given to people under special circumstances for which they are called special immigrants. To name a few, religious workers and employees of US foreign service posts fall under this preference category. An EB-5 visa, which is known as investor visa, is reserved for business people who can invest at least $500,000 under certain circumstances.
The permanent work visa categories that require a job offer from an employer that will serve as a sponsor are EB-2 and EB-3. If you have a sponsor for your employment and the prescribed quality of education, work experience, and appropriate skills, you may be eligible for a permanent job in the United States. In all cases, when an employer is required to sponsor a worker, the employer must file with USCIS a nonimmigrant or an immigrant petition on behalf of the person seeking to come to the United States for temporary or permanent employment.
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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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