Types of work visas and eligibility

On Behalf of | Mar 27, 2020 | Employment Immigration

Some people may wonder what type of work visas would be available to them as foreign nationals to legally work in Georgia. There are a number of different types of employment visas depending on a person’s job and other factors. It is also important to note that immigration law can change, and it is always best to look at government sites to get updated information.

There are a number of different types of green cards, which give permanent residency. Some are based on the type of employment, with higher priority given to people of “extraordinary ability.” There is also a green card lottery in which nationals from certain countries are permitted to participate.

An exchange visitor non-immigrant visa may be available for certain types of short-term casual work, including au pairs and camp counselors. Professionals in fields such as medicine and academia may also be able to obtain this type of visa. There are also temporary visas for agricultural and non-agricultural workers. The latter category includes many jobs related to tourism, including working at ski resorts, amusement parks and hotels. The H-1B non-immigrant visa allows certain skilled workers to be employed temporarily. Once the proper visa is obtained, it is also necessary to get a permit, called the Employment Authorization Document, showing that the person can work in the U.S.

The complexity and fast-changing nature of employment immigration law means that individuals who are seeking employment in the U.S. may want to consult an attorney. The attorney may be able to keep the individual informed about any changes as well as help the client select the most appropriate category. An attorney may also be able to help keeping the process on track, ensuring that paperwork is completed accurately and that the right documentation is submitted at the right time.



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