Applying for a US Work Permit or Visa

The opportunity to gain employment in the US can be life changing. As a matter of fact, Canadians are applying for US Work Visas and US Work Permits in record numbers, making this a highly competitive market. Not possessing the correct paper work however, can dramatically limit your prospects and ground your pursuits. Having a skilled immigration attorney may provide you with an edge in this highly sought after venture.

NAFTA’s Impact on Cross Border Work Visas

NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) has virtually opened the doors for Canadians and businesses seeking to enter the U.S markets. Large corporations, small businesses and professionals are seizing new opportunities to work in the United States.

Under NAFTA, Canadians can apply for the following us work visas on a fast track basis:

• TN Work Visa : Fast track US Work Visas for Canadians who can get approved on the spot at the US/Canada Port of Entry.
• L-1 Work Visa : US Work Visa for workers and owners in Canada or other countries wishing to transfer to their US new office or existing business.
• E2 Work Visa : You can get a US Work Visa by Investing in the USA

Non-Canadians Applying for US Work Visas

Any foreign national can apply for a US work visa. However, if you are not Canadian or Mexican, you will not be eligible to apply for a TN Visa under NAFTA. However, other US Work visas such as L-1, E-2, H-1B are certainly open to you.

Canadians and other nationals can also apply based on non-immigrant employment and investment applications under other categories such as:
• H-1B Specialty Occupations
• H-2B Non-Agricultural Workers
• E-1 Treaty Traders and E-2 Treaty Investors
• J-1 Visa for Education and Cultural Exchange

With all the various types of US work visas available, its in your best interest to explore your options. Having a professional to guide you through the process may very well be the key towards a brighter future as apposed to disappointment. The immigration lawyers at Niren and Associates’ for the Boston office have dealt with numerous cases of this nature and are well aware of its unforeseen challenges. If you are interested in US employment we may be able to help.

Contact today for a consultation with one of our Immigration Lawyers for the Boston, MA. area.

…Niren and Associates was a great asset for me to obtain my TN visa. He helped put my all my documents together and prepared me thoroughly. I can’t thank him enough. He helped me approach the border with confidence…Pamela F.