Once you’ve secured an exciting new job assignment or decided on furthering your education in the USA, applying for a visa is a priority before relocating.
This is a quick start guide providing a concise overview of U.S. work visas available based on some of the most common expat employment and education categories. We define expats here as either expatriates, foreign nationals, foreign executives, foreign students, or permanent resident aliens.
Each work or academic assignment is unique including the amount of support you’ll receive from your employer or sponsor in the processing of this mandatory documentation. Our intent is to help you in planning ahead by helping answer some key questions:
- Am I eligible?
- Which type of visa should I apply for?
- How do I apply?
- Where can I learn more?
As helpful as this guide may be, it’s important to research, understand, and take advantage of what resources your employer or sponsor provides.