Things to know for a Canadian applying for a US work visa

As a Canadian who is looking to apply for a United States work visa, it’s a good idea to make sure you are fully prepared for your application before you submit it. Work visa applications are not easy, and you must ensure that your visa is prepared for a visa officer to have a look at it. Canadians Working in the United States

If you are planning on applying for a work visa for the United States in 2013, there are three major points you should be aware of before you begin the process.

Tips for applying for a United States work visa

Tip 1: Speak with a licensed immigration lawyer before you determine which United States work visa you would like to apply for. There are many different types of United States work visas, and not all of them will be right for you. You need to ensure you apply for the right one, and that you’re qualified for it.

Tip 2: You must show the visa officers that you are strongly tied to Canada, and that you will return to Canada when you are finished in the United States. You need to demonstrate this with documentation of these strong ties, which can include things like proof of your assets, information about your close or immediate family living in Canada or your employment that will be waiting for you in Canada.

Tip 3: An important thing to remember when you are applying for a United States work visa is that any denied visas are stored in their immigration database. If you are denied and just reapply again, your previous denial can result in a red flag for visa officers and therefore have a negative effect on your subsequent application. Have your application reviewed by a licensed immigration lawyer the first time, and avoid being denied because of something that is avoidable.

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