To qualify for E1/E2 Visa, you must be a legal resident of a country which has a treaty agreement with the United States, although you do not have to be currently residing in that country.
There are significant benefits for US students to travel abroad to further their knowledge and education. The same is true for non-US based students, which is one of the reasons the U.S. officers the F, M and J Visa program.
Those who have achieved the distinction of a Nobel Prize, Pulitzer, Oscar, or Olympic Medal may have the right to apply for a work visa in the United States.
The “PERM” process is required by the Department of Labor (DOL) in most of EB-2 and EB-3 petitions. Employers must provide evidence to ensure they are meeting specific requirements for this certification including:
There are a limited number of employment-based Visa applications processed on an annual basis, typically around 140,000. Mistakes on an application can result in denials or may result in delays that cause a loss of a worker’s place “in line” in the process. These delays can be costly and often mean an otherwise qualified worker would be unable to secure one of the five categories of Visas that are available annually.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issues specific types of work visas for foreign workers, subject to certain limitations. The Visa application process can be challenging, particularly if you do not understand which Visa is necessary for your line of work. The most typical are as follows: