Visas & Green Cards


List of U.S. Work Visas

H1-B Visas (most common)
H1-B non-immigrant visas are for skilled, educated individuals employed in specialized occupations. The H1-B visa enables foreign workers to temporarily work for a specific employer.
H2-A Visas
Seasonal Agricultural Worker (H2-A) Visas are available for foreign agricultural workers to work in the United States, given that there is a shortage of domestic workers. Eligibility requirements vary based on the type of visa and the type of job.
J-1 Visas
J-1 Visas are Exchange Visitor Visas available for individuals approved to participate in work and study based exchange visitor programs.
H-2B Visas
Temporary Non-Agricultural (H-2B) Visas are available for foreign workers in non-agricultural fields to work in the United States, given that there is an insufficient number of domestic laborers to fill the position. H-2B visas are generally used for jobs that are temporary, though not agricultural – for example, jobs at ski mountains, beach resorts, or amusement parks.
Green Cards
It is possible to become a permanent resident (Green Card holder) of the United States through a job or offer of employment.
Green Card Lottery
The annual green card lottery program (Diversity Immigrant Visa Program) is an opportunity for potential immigrants to obtain the status as a permanent legal resident of the USA.
US Work Visas
Different types of work visas are available for foreign nationals who want to work in the United States including temporary work visas, seasonal work visas, and exchange worker visas.
How to Obtain a Green Card
There are four main job-related ways to obtain a green card, including:Green Card through a job offer, in which an individual can apply for a green card after receiving a formal offer to work in the United States.

Green Card through investment, in which an individual establishes a venture that creates new jobs in the U.S.

Green Card through self-petition, in which distinguished individuals with exceptional abilities, or specific individuals who are granted a National Interest Waiver, can file a green card for themselves.

Special Category Green Cards, which include workers in the established special immigrant categories, such as broadcasters, international employees, and religious workers, for example.