The H-1B Specialty Occupations visa allows individuals in specialized
roles, such as engineers and computer developers, to seek temporary employment in the United States.
The L-1 Intracompany Transfer visa is available to employers wishing to transfer managers and executives from a foreign entity to a U.S. branch and who have been employed with the foreign entity for at least one year.
The F-1 Student visa with the STEM OPT Extension grants an additional 24 months of work authorization to individuals in STEM fields who completed their initial 12 months of work authorization.
The B-1 Business Visitor visa grants individuals short trips to the United States to conduct business matters, including: contract negotiations, short-term training, attending conferences and in-person consulting.
EB visas grant permanent residency (commonly called a green card) to individuals that are sponsored by a company. The three main categories are priority workers, advanced workers, and skilled or other workers.
The TN NAFTA Professionals visa classification is for citizens of Canada and Mexico as part of NAFTA. Professionals who are eligible to seek admission include accountants, engineers and scientists.
The E-2 Treaty Investor visa category allows managers, supervisors, executives, essential employees or investors from select treaty countries to enter the United States to conduct business.
The O-1 Individuals With Extraordinary Ability or Achievement visa category is for individuals employed in the sciences, education, business and athletics who display an extraordinary ability or achievement.
P visas are a rare category used for internationally known athletes and entertainers. They are not a dual intent visa, meaning the visa holder may face travel restrictions if sponsored for a green card.
A work permit gives an individual permission to work in a country where one does not hold citizenship. It's used in instances where a person is given permission to work in a country where one does not hold citizenship.
A residence permit is a form of authorization allowing an individual to legally reside in a country. It does not always coincide with the validity of the individual’s work permit.
A business visa allows an individual to perform limited business functions, such as meeting and greeting clients, attending business meetings, and attending a conference or training session.