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List of US Work Visas

US Work Visas and Eligibility Information

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The following is a list of work visas that are available for individuals interested in working in the United States. Eligibility requirements vary based on the type of visa and the type of job. Here's more on US work visas and how to apply for a visa to work in the United States.

List of Work Visas

J-1 Visas
J-1 Visas are Exchange Visitor are visas available for individuals approved to participate in work and study based exchange visitor programs. Here's information on Exchange Visitor visas including how to find a sponsoring organization and how to apply for a J-1 visa.

H1-B Visas
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.

H2-A Visas
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.

H-2B Visas
Temporary Non-Agricultural (H-2B) Visas are available for foreign workers in non-agricultural fields to work in the United States, given that there is an insufficient number of domestic laborers to fill the position. H-2B visas are generally used for jobs that are temporary, though not agricultural - for example, jobs at ski mountains, beach resorts, or amusement parks.

Green Cards
It is possible to become a permanent resident (Green Card holder) of the United States through a job or offer of employment. Here's information on eligibility for and obtaining a US employment-related green card.

Green Card Lottery
The annual green card lottery program (Diversity Immigrant Visa Program) is an opportunity for potential immigrants to obtain the status as a permanent legal resident of the USA

US Work Visas
More information on the 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 States.

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