USA Work Visa For Immigrants: See How To Obtain One

Every year, various Nigerians desire to move to the United States of America for work purposes, and as a skilled immigrant, it is mandatory to possess a Work Visa, also known as a Work Permit (Employment Authorization Document or EAD), before entering the country. This article will provide information on the various work visas and how to obtain one.

What Is a Work Visa?

The Work visa is issued to those who want to work temporarily in the United States of America. Permanent residents are not mandated to obtain a work visa. Conditions must be met before the visa is issued to an applicant, and this article will outline some of those conditions.

Categories Of USA Work Visa

According to Visaguide. world, the work visa is issued based on the intent of migration, and the various categories are:

  • Diversity Immigrant Visa: The Diversity Immigrant visa, also known as the Green Card Lottery, is a program introduced by the US Government to allow a quota of immigrants[50,000] in the country every year.
  •  Family-Based Immigrant Visa: If you have a family member who is also a citizen of the United States of America, this option is the best one for you.
  •  K-1 fiancé(e) visas: This visa allows those engaged to US citizens to come to the country and get married. A petition must be filed by the person you’re engaged to and approved before the application for the visa can commence.

Eligibility For The USA Work Permit/Visa: What Are The Requirements

Below are some of the requirements applicants must possess to be eligible to apply for the Work Permit:

  • A valid passport
  •  You must provide a confirmation page that you completed the Nonimmigrant Visa application form
  •  Application fee receipt
  •  Proof that you will return home after the visa expires

How To Apply For The USA Work Permit

To apply for a work permit, file an Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765). Before filling out the form, review the details and ensure you provide the requested information before submitting your application and paying the application fee.

Form details

The Employment Authorization Document(EAD) can be obtained for your spouse and it will be valid for as long as the visa is still valid. If you have any question, drop them in the comment section below.