If you are considering a visa, you may qualify for different types of visas. Having an experienced attorney on your side can significantly impact the outcome of your visa application. Moreno & Law Associates has helped many workers qualify and decide which type of visa to apply for. If you are from a foreign country trying to enter into the United States, you must acquire a work visa. It can be a non-immigrant visa for a temporary stay within the country.
A petition for a work visa must be filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for consideration. When you are applying for a work visa it fixes the time available and cannot be considered permanent in the time permitted. After the petition has been granted, work may be opened to the applicant.
Types of Work Visas
There are different types of categories for work visas available. The type of work visa you apply for or are granted depends on your career, skills and education. When applying for a work visa, you must have a higher education degree or the equivalent in the country. For a person that has a specialty in an industry, they are able to apply for a Free Trade Agreement Professional Visa. If a person has experience in the fields, they are able to apply for a Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker Visa.
If you are not able to obtain the training and knowledge in your home country, there are trainee or special education visas available. There are also intracompany transferee type visas for employees that need to travel to the United States due to a company request.
Approvals and Certifications
There are many types of visas available for all types of professionals with different degrees. Before filing a petition, that is limited to one year, the laborer may be certified through the Department of Labor in some cases. A legitimate visa requires additional steps like an application, pictures and interviews. Once the required documents are filed, the United States Embassy or Consulate gets involved with approving the file. Forms are then completed and the visa is granted for the limited time approved with a Notice of Action that is sent to the prospective employers. The laborer is then able to begin working as soon as they are situated in the country.
If you are interested and exploring your options with applying for a work visa, call our experienced team of attorneys.