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Work Visas

There are a variety of work visas available for U.S. employers to consider when sponsoring foreign employees. Below is an overview of some of the most common employment-based visas and resources to help you understand qualifications for each.

H-1B
Visa

The H-1B visa for specialty occupations allows individuals in specialized roles, such as engineers and computer developers, to seek temporary employment in the United States.

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L-1
Visa

The L-1 visa for intracompany transferees 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.

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F-1 OPT
Extension

The F-1 visa for students 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.

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B-1
Visa

The B-1 visa for business visitors grants individuals short trips to the United States to conduct business matters, including: contract negotiations, short-term training, attending conferences and in-person consulting.

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Green
Card

Green cards, also known as EB visas grant permanent residency to individuals that are sponsored by a company. The three main categories are priority workers, advanced workers, and skilled or other workers.

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TN
Visa

The TN visa for NAFTA professionals classification is for citizens of Canada and Mexico as part of NAFTA. Professionals who are eligible to seek admission include accountants, engineers and scientists.

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E
Visas

The E visa category includes treaty traders and investors who come to the United States under a treaty of commerce and navigation between the United States and the country of which the treaty trader or investor is a citizen or national.

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O-1
Visa

The O-1 visa category for individuals with extraordinary ability or achievement is for individuals employed in the sciences, education, business and athletics who display an extraordinary ability or achievement.

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P
Visa

The P visa is 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.

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Work
Permits

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.

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Residence
Permits

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.

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Business
Visas

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.

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