How to Get a US Work Visa

Most foreign nationals require some type of work visa to work in the United States. There are many different types of United States work visas for both Canadian citizens and other foreign nationals. 

Types of US work visas

There are many types of United States work visas, including:

TN Work Visas for Canadian Citizens with an existing job offer in the United States.
L1 Work Visas for Canadians and other nationals who are being transferred to a US office.
E2 Work Visas for people who want to invest in or open a business in the United States.
H1B Specialty occupations
H2B Non-Agricultural Workers
E1 Treaty Traders
E2 Treaty Investors
J1 Visa for Education and Cultural Exchange

Which US work visa is right for me?

The United States work visa that is best for you depends on your personal circumstances, your country of citizenship, what kind of work you do, how long you need to work in the United States as well as many other different factors. It’s important to consult with a licensed immigration lawyer to discuss which United States work visa type is suitable for you, and whether you are eligible.

The B1 Business Visitor Visa

If you are a Canadian citizen or foreign national who is visiting the United States for something like a business meeting but is not actually working a job in the United States or being paid by a United States employer, you may be eligible to apply for a B1 Business visitor visa instead of an actually work visa or work permit for the United States.

Do you need to obtain a work visa or a business visitor’s visa to the United States, but aren’t sure what type you need? We can help you! Contact us using the form on the right or at the phone number at the top of this page. You’re closer than you think!

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