Generally, a citizen who wishes to enter a foreign country must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Temporary worker visas are for persons who want to enter the foreign country for employment lasting a fixed period of time and are not considered permanent or indefinite. Each of these visas requires the prospective employer to first file a petition through their Citizenship and Immigration Services. An approved petition is required to apply for a work visa.
There are various work visa’s based on the preferred country and based on the work category.
Here are some of the work visa categories of the USA are.
H-1B: Person in Specialty Occupation.
H-1B1: Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Professional
H-2A: Temporary Agricultural Worker
H-2B: Temporary Non-agricultural Worker
H-3: Trainee or Special Education visitor
L: Intracompany Transferee
O: Individual with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement
P-1: Individual or Team Athlete, or Member of an Entertainment Group
P-2: Artist or Entertainer
P-3: Artist or Entertainer (Individual or Group)
and several other categories of visas are available based on the country and their citizenship, Immigration act.
Work Visa can be permit and is valid until 4 years and it can be extended more further as based on the work category and the preferred country citizenship and Immigration.
Generally a Work visa takes about two to seven months and some time it also depends on the job category as well as the preferred country immigration and citizenship acts.
Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for an emergency visa appointment. Review the website of the embassy or consulate you will apply at to confirm eligibility criteria for requesting an emergency visa application. We can provide a support letter for you if you need one. It’s also helpful to try to get a support letter from your academic department.