The United States government offers extensive visa options for foreign nationals who wish to pursue career opportunities in the U.S. However, knowing which visa you should apply for and how to navigate the process can be complex and overwhelming. The Law Office of Carmen DiAmore-Siah, a highly experienced immigration attorney in Honolulu, explains a few things you should know about applying for a U.S. work visa:
- You Must Have A Sponsor: In order to quality for an O, L, or H-1 visa, you must have a U.S.-based employer sponsor your application. So before you begin the visa process, you first have to apply and be accepted for a position within the United States.
- Most Visas Are Meant For High-Skill Workers: Generally, visas are reserved for workers who possess specialized skills, extensive work experience, or, at least, a bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering, or a math-related field. O visas, however, are available to artists and entertainers who can demonstrate exceptional merit.
- U.S. Applicants Receive Priority: When sponsoring an application, an employer will have to show that not only do you have the necessary skills and experience for the position, but also that they cannot find an American citizen who can perform the job.
With more than 20 years of experience, the Law Office of Carmen DiAmore-Siah possesses an in-depth understanding of every aspect of immigration law. They have translators on hand for a variety of languages and are equipped to handle almost any legal issue. Visit their website to learn more about their range of services, or call (808) 531-2277 for a consultation.