Work Visa

Here are the different types of non immigrant working visas:

H1B Work Visa

This visa is for temporary and specialized workers. To qualify for an H-1B, you must therefore come to the US with a job offer for a specific role in a company, meaning that you need to prove that it required highly specialized skills and that you own them (with a bachelor or higher educational background or its equivalent in professional experience. The H-1B is, for example frequently issued for fashion model, but also architects, engineers, accountants, healthy specialists (such as nutritionists, physical therapists, pharmacists or chiropractors) and upper-level business managers.

Your employer must offer you the same wage than an American for a similar position, and have filled a LCA (Labor Condition Application) before you can start your application.

E1 and E2 Essential Employee Visa

The E-type non immigrant visas (the E1 and E2) were originally intended for foreigners wanting to invest in their on business or do trades with the US. But you can also be eligible if you want to work within this companies and help them develop. This is called the “essential employee” visas, for which you must :

  • have the same nationality as the company and be a citizen of one of the countries which have signed a trading treaty with the United-States (they are all listed here);
  • have a strategic position within the company and being “essential” (which is pretty vague) to its functioning and development; 

L1 Visa

  • Managers/Executives (L1A Visa)
  • Specialized Knowledge Staff (L1B Visa)

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