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Working in the United State is the goal of many individuals across the world. Depending on the nature of your work, in most situations, you will first require the proper authorization to work in the United States. This means first obtaining a Work Visa prior to entering the U.S. labour market. There are many different types of work visas available to you, depending on what you intend to do in the U.S., you will need to determine which work visa is right for you.
Whatever your intended purpose in the U.S. is, there is a work visa for you. Depending on what your intended occupation is, you will need to apply for the right visa. See below for a list of the possible work visas that may apply to you:
This visa is primarily for those foreign workers or business owners who wish to transfer existing or new U.S. Business
This visa is geared at allowing professionals into the U.S. Labour Market. This visa is for those who are intending to work in what would be considered a high skilled occupation.
The H-2B visa allows any foreign worker who is seeking temporary employment in the U.S. to obtain the status to do so. This visa is for both skilled and unskilled workers, except for in the agricultural field.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has helped bring the U.S., Canada and Mexico closer. Citizens of Canada and the U.S. are able to qualify for this Visa provided that their intended occupation in Canada falls under a list of eligible occupations under NAFTA.
Regardless of your situation, if it is your intention to work in the U.S., you will need the proper authorization to do so. This means you will need to obtain one of the above mentioned Visas to the U.S. and you may also need to obtain a Labour Certification.
Some temporary work visa categories require your intended employer to first obtain this Labour Certification from the Department of Labour prior to filing your application as a non-immigrant worker. Further, some categories are also limited in the total number of petitions which can be approved on a yearly basis.
Before you can apply as a temporary worker, a Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker must be completed on your behalf by your employer. This needs to be approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before you can obtain your visa.
Obtaining a work visas to the U.S. and garnering the ability to make a living for yourself or your family is the long felt dream of many prospective foreign workers. However, obtaining a work permit in the U.S. means that you have also first found an employer in the U.S. who is willing to hire you and obtain a Labour Certification first. This means that you will first need to find a prospective job before you can even attempt to apply for a work visa, in most cases.
As such, obtaining a work visa to the United States is a two stage process. We will help you with both.
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