How to Get a Work Visa for the US

Are you interested in getting a work visa for the US? Working in the United States appeals to many, but first you would need a work visa.

It is generally easier for Canadians to obtain a work visa for the US than for citizens of other countries to get a work visa for the US. Thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadians and businesses that are looking to enter US markets can have their visas fast-tracked.

However, if you are NOT Canadian there are of course lots of options!

Some examples of the work visas for the US include:

TN Work Visa – this US work visa is for Canadians and Mexicans. For Canadian’s TN Visas can be applied for at the border.

L-1 Work Visa – this is another work visa for Canadians and others Foreign Nationals that that wish to expand their business into the US market.

E2 Work Visa – this is a US work visa obtained by investing in the US.

Other work visas include:

H-1B Specialty Occupations

H-2B Non-Agricultural Workers

E-1 Treaty Traders and E-2 Treaty Investors

J-1 Visa for Education and Cultural Exchange

If you aren’t sure which type of US work visa is best for you, contact us using the form to the right so we can help you assess your situation and determine which type of US work visa best suits your needs.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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