How to Get a US Work Visa


US Work Visas

If you wish to work in the US, you will need to obtain a United States Work Visa or United States Work Permit. If you are a Canadian, you’re in luck as NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) makes the process that much easier for you. US Work Permit

US Work Visa for Canadians

Canadian Citizens (unfortunately, not permanent residents) are able to apply for a type of US work visa called a TN Visa. The TN visa for Canadians who want to work in the US requires that you have a job offer from a US employer, are qualified to work in that job and proof you only intend to work in the United States temporarily.

You can apply for a TN visa at the Canada-US border or United States port of entry. Note that being able to apply at the border doesn’t mean that obtaining a TN visa is easy! Quite the opposite, actually. You will have to submit a perfect application along with all of the supporting documentation to prove you are eligible for a TN visa. Hiring a licensed immigration lawyer can help you make sure that your application is ready to be processed effectively.

United States Work Visas for Other Nationals

Foreign nationals who aren’t Canadian Citizens can apply for a United States Work Visa. Some types of the visas they can apply for include L-1 Visas (for business owners who want to open US offices), E2 Work Visas (an investment visa) and other non-work visas including:

E-1 Treaty Traders and E-2 Treaty Investors
J-1 Visa for Education and Cultural Exchange
H-1B Specialty Occupations
H-2B Non-Agricultural Workers

Contact us as soon as possible – you are closer than you think to being able to work in the United States!

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