Immigration Work Visas
The United States welcomes thousands of immigrant workers every year, even though the process for obtaining proper Immigration Work Visas can become extraordinarily complex.
In fact, it’s not uncommon to hear of people working many years to get a visa, because they just can’t wrap their heads around the confusing, restrictive requirements.
One thing that complicates the process is the many different categories of Immigration Work Visas, each with its own specific requirements, purpose and type of work. If you’re confused about what type of visa you need you’re not alone, but here’s a breakdown to point you in the right direction:
- E-1 VISAS: If your home country has a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States, you can apply to enter the U.S. to engage in international commerce for yourself.
- E-2 VISAS: If you’re from a “treaty country” and you’re investing substantially in a U.S. business, you can apply for this category.
- H-1B VISAS: A common visa for individuals who work in a specialty occupation, this category requires expert knowledge in a particular field, along with a university degree or its equivalent.
- H-2 VISAS: If you’re a seasonal worker, this is your most likely option for a temporary visa. It includes two different types, depending on whether you work in agriculture or not.
- L-1 VISAS: This allows companies to transfer managers, executives and specialized workers between different companies, so long as at least one is in the United States and the worker has been with the company for a long enough time.
- O VISAS: For individuals of extraordinary achievement in fields including science, the arts, education, sports, and business.
- P VISAS: Most commonly, for internationally recognized entertainers and athletes, along with artists and performers in cultural exchange programs.
- R VISAS: For religious workers entering the United States for missionary or similar work.
Contact the Vaksman Khalfin legal team for the help you need to properly navigate the process for Immigration Work Visas.