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What Kind of Employment Visas Are Available to U.S. Immigrants? 

 Posted on February 23, 2023 in Immigration

Orange County immigration lawyerMany people who are not citizens of the United States want to come to the country to work. Better work conditions, higher salaries, and a more predictable job outlook are all great reasons to come, but people seeking employment in the U.S. for many other reasons as well. If you are living out of the country and are interested in seeking an employment visa, or are already in the United States and need help maintaining permission to work, a Florida immigration attorney can help. 

Temporary Work Visas

For people who are interested in working in the United States for a short time but are not necessarily intending to immigrate here, temporary work visas may offer a helpful option. These include: 

  • E Visas - An E visa may be available to help foreign business investors and traders do business inside the United States.

  • H Visas - Students and other foreigners who can provide specialized skills, knowledge, or experience may be eligible for an H Visa; H Visas may also be available for seasonal, non-agricultural employees.

  • L Visas - When an international company wants to temporarily bring in a non-citizen employee to work for the company in the U.S., an L Visa may make this possible.

PERM Labor Certification

For American companies that struggle to meet their workplace’s labor needs, PERM Labor Certification may be an option. PERM certifications are filled out by employers who have met the conditions of bringing in foreign labor (including trying to find a qualified U.S. worker who could do the job). Once the immigrant worker has the PERM certification, he or she can apply for a Green Card. 

TN Visas

Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), employees with certain skills can come from Mexico and Canada to temporarily work in the U.S. under a TN Visa. Engineers, lawyers, teachers, and accountants are just a few of the qualified professionals that may be eligible for a TN Visa. The spouses and children of TN Visa recipients may be permitted to join a TN Visa holder, although they will not be able to work in the U.S. 

EB Visas

Certain highly qualified individuals who are outstanding in their fields may be eligible for a limited number of employment-based visas (EB Visas). For example, highly trained professionals, Nobel Prize winners, executives of multinational companies, or certain medical workers may be eligible for EB Visas. The U.S. has a preferential system for determining which applicants can get an EB Visa. 

Meet with an Orange County, FL Employment Visa Immigration Lawyer

Understanding the complexities of the U.S. employment immigration system can be a major headache, but it is essential to get the details right. Fortunately, an Orlando, FL employment immigration attorney can help. Get the legal representation and advice you need from the team at Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC by calling 407-955-5000 and scheduling a free consultation today. 






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