Loune-Djenia Askew Esq.
Oct 25, 2023
All migrants interested in working in the U.S. need either a work permit or a work visa. A visa is a document issued by a country's embassy or consulate giving a visitor permission to enter, transit or leave that country for a specific purpose and period.
All migrants interested in working in the U.S. need either a work permit or a work visa.
What is a Visa?
A visa is a document issued by a country's embassy or consulate giving a visitor permission to enter, transit or leave that country for a specific purpose and period. For example, a visitor’s visa allows a person entry for visiting purposes, while a work visa grants access to the country for work. Visas are typically stamps or physical stickers placed in your passport.
What is a U.S. Work Visa?
A U.S. work visa grants a visitor permission to enter the U.S. for a fixed period to work in a specific industry or job. You must obtain it before arriving in the U.S. Work visas are typically valid for up to one (1) year. If your work visa expires while in the U.S., you can reapply while in the country. If you leave the U.S. with an expired work visa, you cannot re-enter until you reapply for a work visa.
What is a U.S. Work permit?
A work permit is a legally authorized document issued by USCIS. It endorses an individual already in the U.S. to work, usually without restriction. A work permit can be valid for up to one (1) year or more. Your work permit renewal process depends on the type of employment and visa you hold. The application process for a U.S. work permit involves completing Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and submitting the relevant documentation and fees.
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*Disclaimer: this blog post is not intended to be legal advice. We highly recommend speaking to an attorney if you have any legal concerns.