Five Types of Work Visas For The United States
Working in the United States is a possibility for many foreign nationals – including Canadian citizens – thanks to the large number of United States work visas and work permits that are available. But which one is right for you?
It may seem like there is a visa for everyone, but each of these United States work visas has their own strict requirements that must be met before you can be considered eligible for one. Check out our list of five of these work visas below.
Work Visas for the United States
TN Work Visa: The TN Visa is only available to Canadian citizens (or Mexican citizens) who have a job offer waiting for them in the United States. This is a temporary work visa, and one of the major requirements of this TN visa is that the job you have been offered by a United States employer falls under a specific category. In most cases, these occupations require a lot of training and high levels of education.
L-1 Work Visa: The L-1 visa is a bit different than most other work visas, because it is for employees who already have jobs for foreign companies but are being transferred to a United States office or branch of that same foreign company.
E2 Work Visa: The E2 work visa is a visa for investors in United States businesses. Foreign nationals who are able to commit a certain amount of money to an active investment that generates certain amounts of profits can be eligible.
H-1B Work Visa: The H-1B visa is for “specialty occupations”. A job that is considered a “specialty occupation” is one that usually requires a high level of education and very specific skills – not just anyone can do this job.
H-2B Work Visa: The H-2B visa is similar to the H-1B visa, although it is for skilled and unskilled workers – not just very highly skilled workers like the H-1B visa is.
Keep in mind that all United States work visas have very specific eligibility criteria you will have to meed to obtain one. If you want to work in the United States, call us! We can help you find the United States work visa that is right for you.
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