Do I need a visa to work in the United States?
The United States is often described as the land of opportunity, and there are many jobs there waiting for people to fill them. Many of these jobs require outside talent, education or skills that are not always found in the United States or with US citizens, so employers are allowed to bring in Canadians or other foreign workers.
But even if you are a Canadian citizen, you can’t just start working in the United States. You need a visa, and more specifically you will need a work visa. Canadians have some advantages that other foreign nationals do not, from expedited visa applications to special work visas. However, any foreign national can apply for a visa to work in the United States.
Can an immigration lawyer help me with applying for a United States work visa?
A licensed immigration lawyer can be a great asset when it comes to applying for any United States visa, including United States work visas. This is because every kind of United States work visa has very specific requirements, and every situation is different.
Filling out an application form is not all the a work visa application is, there are many other components to the process. In addition, it is vital that you explore your options before you make your application so that you apply for the correct visa, and that you are eligible.
If you apply for the wrong visa or make an error in your application, you could end up being denied and this denial could have a negative affect on any future United States work visa applications you decide to make.
We have helped many foreign nationals work in the United States, and we can help you too! Please call us for assistance.
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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