Understanding U.S. Work Visas: What’s the Difference?

Last Updated on March 2, 2023

Remembering U.S. work visas can often feel like alphabet soup – especially if you’re new to immigration program management. Each U.S. work visa available to foreign nationals comes with different eligibility requirements, offers varying lengths of work authorization and may or may not include the option for spouses and children to apply for dependent visas.

Did you know that depending on their unique situation, your prospective international employee(s) may qualify for multiple visa types?

In addition, certain visas are designated as dual intent visas. A dual intent visa allows foreigners to be temporarily present in the United States with the known intention of possibly immigrating to the U.S. permanently – something employers may want to consider when bringing talent into the U.S.

Understanding U.S. work visas

If you are unclear about the differences between U.S. work visas, we invite you to join us tomorrow, Thursday, September 21, as we present our Beginner’s Guide to Immigration webinar.

Over the course of an hour, we will discuss the difference between B, E, H, J, L and O visas, explain which qualify as dual intent visas, what that means and share the employee eligibility requirements and validity periods for each. We will also review the logistics of employment-based Green Cards and their role in attracting and retaining foreign talent.

If your company is new to hiring foreign nationals, having the right technology and team at your disposal could be the appropriate solution to your company’s global mobility needs. A well-versed attorney, combined with a global mobility tool (like ours) can help manage the end-to-end process of hiring, mobilizing and managing global talent.

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