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US (San Francisco): Visa and General Information

TPre-requisites for US citizens:

H1B Work Visa Program which is the primary US Work Visa valid up to 6 years, employer transferable, dual intent visa (can apply for Green Card):

•  Bachelor's degree or higher degree (or foreign equivalent) is needed.
• Minimum 12 years work experience in a specialty occupation (IT, Computing, Finance,    Accounting, Banking, Marketing, Advertising, PR, Sales, Recruiting, Engineering (all types),    Teaching, HealthCare/Medical, Legal, Lawyers, Networking, Telecoms, Business,    Management, etc.).
•  Mix of further education (e.g. Diploma) and work experience to total 12 years.


H2B Work Visa Program which is a temporary visa for short term ‘Seasonal’ work such as in the hospitality and tourist industries:

•  No requirement for a degree.
• Offer from a US employer to perform a temporary or seasonal job, and meet the     requirements of the job (Hospitality, Hotels / Motels, Resorts, Ticket Sales, Cruise ships,     Construction workers, Maintenance, Janitorial, Ski Resorts, Landscaping, Golf Courses,     Water parks, Security, Ride Operators, Restaurants and bars, Warehouse, Retail Stores).

Other Visa’s:

E3 work Visa Program valid for only Australian Citizens and similar to the H1B.

TN1 work Visa Program similar to the H1B but is available to Canadian & Mexican Citizens only
Green Card which is a permanent residency visa for unlimited duration, can lead to US Citizenship

L1 work Visa Program – for senior employees who work for Company’s outside the USA and want to transfer to same Company branches in the USA.

E2 Investors / Business Visa Program – for people who want to buy/invest/start a business in the USA

J1 Training / Work Visa Program – short term training/learning visa to further your skills in the USA and then return to your home Country to apply them.

You can also verify visa information for London & Honkong.


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