EXPANSION GUIDE - VISA AND WORK PERMIT OPTIONS FOR THE US
Knowing which visa or work permit is right for your situation, and going through the application process, can seem daunting. Globig has compiled visa and work permit information and resources to help you navigate this confusing area.
Globig's Visa Options In The US provides information and resoures to help you determine what visa options are right for your employees:
B-1 temporary business visitor visas
are for individuals coming to the United States temporarily to conduct business, to include securing funding, finding office space, negotiating contracts, and attending business meetings.
An H-1B speciality occupation visa
is available to individuals who plan to work for a business they start in the US in a position or occupation that generally requires a bachelor’s degree or higher.
An E-2 treaty investor visa
is for individuals who invest a substantial amount of money in a new or existing US business.
An L-1 intracompany transferee visa
is available to executives, managers, and other workers with specialized knowledge who have worked abroad for a qualifying organization, including its affiliates, parent, subsidiaries, or branches, of the individual’s foreign employer, for at least one year within the three years before the filing of the L-1 petition.
There are also permanent (immigrant) visa options, including:
An EB-1 classification
is available to individuals who have extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, are an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a multinational executive or manager.
The EB-2 classification
is available to two types of individuals 1) professionals with advanced degrees and 2) individuals with an exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business.
The EB-3 classification
is for skilled workers, professional, and other workers. Skilled workers are individuals whose job requires at least a minimum of two years of training or work experience, which cannot be of a temporary or seasonal nature.
EB-5 classification visas are available to individuals who:
make the necessary (can be $1,000,000 or $500,000, depending on the circumstances) investment in a commercial enterprise in the United States; and
plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers.