What do you need to know when applying for a US work visa?

Thousands, if not more, of Canadian citizens apply for United States work visas every single year. The relationship between the two countries and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has made the process for obtaining a work visa to the United States a bit easier for Canadian citizens, as well as faster. Canadians Working in the United States

However, that doesn’t mean that qualifying for or obtaining a United States work visa is any easier. In fact, it can be quite difficult and applicants need to be aware of several important things before they apply for a work visa in the United States.

Before you apply for a United States work visa

Tip 1: United States work visas are temporary visas, which means that you need to prove to the immigration officials that you are going to leave the United States when your work there is done. You may need to provide the immigration officers with proof if this in the form of your asset information, employment information or information about your family living in Canada.

Tip 2: If you are going to be or have been denied for a United States work visa in the past, it can negatively affect your future United States work visa applications. It is very important that you ensure you are applying to the proper type of United States work visa and that you are eligible for that visa to avoid being denied.

Tip 3: A licensed immigration lawyer can be a huge help in ensuring your United States work visa application goes through smoothly. Ensure that your application is ready to be reviewed by an immigration officer by allowing an immigration lawyer to review it before it is submitted. They can also answer any questions you may have about the application process and the visa you are applying for.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.


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