US Visa Categories

US visa categories are divided into two types: non-immigrant and immigrant. Non-immigrant visas are temporary and allow a person to enter the US for a particular activity in the US for a limited period of time. Immigrant visas are permanent visas, otherwise known as a “green card” and allow a person to reside permanently in the US.

In general, to obtain a US work, a person must have an offer of employment from a US employer or a foreign employer must transfer an employee to the US. If a person does not have a US offer of employment, there may be limited visa options available. Please book a consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss your options.

Non-immigrant Visas

Non-immigrant visas are temporary and allow a person to enter the
US for a particular activity in the US for a limited period of time.

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Immigrant Visas

Immigrant visas are permanent visas, otherwise known as a “green card”
and allow a person to reside permanently in the US.