US Work Visas
US Work Visa Types
There are several types of work visas available for foreign nationals who want to work in the United States including temporary work visas, seasonal work visas, and exchange worker visas. Here's more information on types of US work visas, including eligibility and requirements, plus information on how to apply for a visa to work in the United...
USA Work Visas
A visa is a document that provides authorization for travel to and admittance to the United States. Prior to visiting, working, or immigrating to the USA, a citizen of a foreign country generally must first obtain a US visa.
US Green Cards
Green cards, formally known as United States Lawful Permanent Residency, authorizes an individual to live and work in the United States permanently, and allows them to apply for citizenship after give years of residency.
List of Work Visas
Interested in working in the USA? Here is a list of work visas that are available for individuals interested in working in the United States, along with eligibility guidelines and how to apply for a US work visa.
List of Visa Types
There are several different visa types for foreign nationals who wish to work in the United States. The type of visa you obtain will depend on your eligibility to work in the USA, the type of work you do, your US employer, and your employment status i.e. temporary or seasonal worker.
Visa Scams and Warnings
When seeking to work in the USA it's important to be aware of scams that offer to assist with obtaining a visa. Here are some of the typical US visa and green card lottery scams and how to avoid them when you are seeking employment.
Exchange Visitor Visas (J-1)
US Exchange Visitor (J) non-immigrant visas are for individuals approved to participate in work and study based exchange visitor programs. Here's information on Exchange Vistor visas including how to find a sponsoring organization and how to apply for a J-1 visa.
Seasonal Agricultural Worker Visas (H2-A)
US Seasonal Agricultural Worker (H2-A) Visas are available for foreign agricultural workers to work in the United States, given that there is a shortage of domestic workers. Here's more information on H2-A visas, including eligibility and requirements.
Temporary Non-Agriculture Worker Visas (H-2B)
US Temporary Non-Agriculture (H-2B) Visas are available for foreign workers in non-agriculture fields to work in the United States, given that there is an insufficient number of domestic laborers to fill the position. Here's more information on H-2B visas, including eligibility and requirements.
Temporary Skilled Worker Visas (H1-B)
US H1-B non-immigrant visas are for skilled, educated individuals employed in specialized occupations. The H1-B visa enables foreign workers to temporarily work for a specific employer. Here's more information on H1-B visas.
How to Get a Green Card
A green card authorizes an individual to live and work in the United States permanently, and allows them to apply for citizenship after five years of residency, with exceptions made for those who marry U.S. citizens or come to the country as refugees. Here's more information on how to get an employment-based green card.
Green Card Lottery
How to apply for the green card lottery and application information for US immigration.
Temporary Worker Visas
Information on temporary worker visas from the US Department of State.
Exchange Visitor Visas
Information on the exchange visitor visa program, including how to apply for a visa.
J-1 Visa Sponsors List
List of organizations that sponsor workers for a J-1 exchange visa.
Exchange Visitor Program
Information on exchange programs and J-1 visas.
Work in USA Information
Foreign nationals who are not American citizens or lawful permanent residents of the US need work visas, as well as a permit to work, officially known as an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), in order to work in the USA. Here's information on visa requirements and applications.