Whether travelling for leisure or immigrating to the land of the free, the United States of America is one of the most diverse countries in the world. From breathtaking and ranging landscapes to bustling and expansive cities, the United States offers something different to everyone who lives there.
If you wish to come to the United States, you can do so temporarily or permanently. These categories can be broken down into:
If you wish to Work in the USA you will first require a Work Visa. Depending on your intended work in Canada and other qualifications, there are a number of different Work Visa to choose from.
The TN Visa is unique to citizens of the USA, Mexico and Canada. This visa can only be obtained by citizens of Canada and the US and is essentially a type of work permit that can be obtained via the through the North American Free Trade Agreement.
If you are a foreign worker employed by a company with a branch in the USA, you can apply for a work permit through this category (L1 Visa) provided that the foreign and US company have a qualifying relationship.
You can be reunited with loved ones in the US by sponsoring them under this category. This category can be further subdivided into “Immediate Relative” or “Family Preference” and encompasses both immediate and extended family members.
If you have already gained valuable work experience in the USA or you have an employer who is willing to offer you a permanent and fulltime position, you may qualify for your green card under this category.
Overstaying in the United States is taken very seriously and ultimately leads to a ban from re-entering as well as other consequences while you remain in the country. A Waiver might help.