Work Visa from India to United States of America

Work Visa from India to United States of America Description

  • The US work visa is only issued to foreigners who have gained employment in the country.
  • For nonimmigrants, they are to be given specific visas based on the type of work they would be doing.
  • The employers or agents are to file a petition to the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)to be approved before the foreigner can work in the U.S.
  • The petition formed is tagged Form I-129 and after it is approved, the employer or agent will receive a Notice of Action (Form I-797). This notice is the approval needed for the foreigner to enter the U.S.
  • When this is done, the next thing is to apply for the visa and pick the specific one that corresponds to what work you want to do. The work visa types include:
    •         H-1B - For Specialty Occupation
    •         H-1B1- Treaty-based Temporary Work Visas
    •         H-2A - Seasonal Agricultural Workers
    •         H-2B - Skilled and Unskilled Workers
    • H-3  - Trainee
    • H-4  - Dependents
    • L-1  - Intra-company Transferees
    • L-2  - Dependents
    •   O    - For those with exceptional abilities
    •   P    - For artists and Entertainers
    • Q    - For International Culture Exchange
  • Indians are advised to apply for their work visa at least 90 days before their employment start date.
  • Note that the presentation of false documents can result in permanent visa ineligibility.
  • This visa is only granted to foreign nationals in situations where there is a shortage in the number of available citizens of United States workers.
  • A certification issued by the Department of Labor which states there was indeed no citizen of the United States of America qualified enough to take up the job you were offered at the time.
  • Other things that can be presented are the qualification and proof of expertise of the foreigner i.e. what is the worker's level of expertise?

Work Visa from India to United States of America Requirements

  • A DS-160 online nonimmigrant visa application form (This is to be completely filled online). 
  • A printed copy of the confirmation page of the visa application form (VAC).
  • An original passport with a 6 months validity beyond the arrival date in the US.
  • Old passports (In case of former travels).
  • Both digital and hardcopy of the applicant's passport photograph. One of each photo are required.
  • Proof of visa application payment (This is a proper receipt for the application).
  • A printout of the US interview appointment at the embassy. 
  • Supporting documents specific to each kind of visa you are applying for.
  • Proof of financial stability to stay for the intended period of time in the U.S.
  • Proof of accommodation for the period you will be staying in the country.
  • Proof of intended repatriation to your origin country. 
Validity: 3-5 years
Processing Time: 90 days
Cost: Not available

Shantipath, Chanakyapuri New Delhi 110 021



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