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The most common types of work visas

On Behalf of | Jun 24, 2022

The United States is an excellent location to emigrate to if you’re looking for work. If your ultimate destination is New Jersey, there are a number of ways to realize your goal. The most common solution will be to obtain a work visa. There are four major types of work visas that you will need to be aware of.

Temporary Non-immigrant Visa

You may be planning to work in the U.S. for a time without permanently moving there. If this is the case, you will need a visa for employment rather than immigration. A temporary non-immigrant visa will fit the bill.

A potential employer can file a petition with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You will still need to apply for a visa before you come to the U.S. When you do, you have your choice of several types of visas in this category. You can contact the USCIS for advice on the best one to pick.

Permanent (Immigrant) Workers

There are several types of immigrant visas that are based on the prospect of employment. First preference visas are for those with professional, academic, or scientific skills.

Second preference visas are for those who hold an advanced degree in a field that is vital for the national interests of the U.S. The list goes all the way down to the fifth preference, descending in order of priority.

Student and Exchange Visas

There are several different types of visas available for students who come to the U.S. in order to pursue their education. They are not immigrant visas but are designed to cover the needs of academic and vocational students. This also includes students who are enrolled in educational or cultural exchange programs.

Temporary Visit for Business

The last type includes a number of visas that are set up to allow a limited amount of time for business purposes. These are normally short-term visas that can grant legal residence in the U.S. for a period of up to a year.

Contact the USCIS website or an immigration attorney to gain further details and if you have questions regarding visas.