Five United States Work Visas

It might seem like there is a United States work visa for everyone, but that is not the case. There are however, a number of different visas that may apply to your situation as a foreign worker. Workers have plenty to choose from, and all of the US work visas have different requirements and are best suited for different situations.  Types of United States Work Visas

In addition, there are US work visas that are perfect for and even exclusively Canadian citizens. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement, some of these visas are faster to obtain than other work visas for foreign nationals who are not Canadian citizens. However, that does not mean they are easy to obtain.

Different types of United States work visas

TN Visas: This is a North American Free Trade Agreement visa that is a faster way for Canadian citizens in certain jobs and with the right qualifications to work in the United States if they already have a job offer.

L1 Visas: If you are being transferred to a new United States office or existing business in the United States that is a part of your current foreign employer, an L1 visa may be what you are looking for.

H1B Visas: The H1B work visa is a type of visa for applicants who already have job offers in certain occupations that are considered specialty occupations. This means that the jobs aren’t just jobs that anyone can do, and that whoever does this job must be highly skilled.

H2B Visas: The H2B visa is somewhat similar to the H1B visa, except it is for skilled and unskilled labourers who are nonagricultural workers.

E2 Visas: Investing a significant amount of capital in an active United States business can result in your being able to obtain an E2 work visa for the United States.

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