By now, it is a known fact that the United States requires immigrants to possess visas before crossing the borders and work afterwards. Those who have tried are also aware that getting visas can be often difficult. Many people found that an employment offer in hand which is from a US employer who is likely to sponsor themselves for a visa is the ideal way to enter the US. Even though, it seems an easier way, there are still obligations attached to this process. Let us have a look at them:
- Applicants must have the skills that are required or approved in the US.
- Applicants being members of the professions with bachelor degrees would also help.
- The applicants must have been recruited in a managerial/executive position for a minimum of one year in the previous three years. The organization or firm which has employed the applicants must have its operations in America. The applicants must also be willing to serve the same organization in the US.
- The applicants must demonstrate special ability in business/arts/science with which they would be able to benefit the US economy, or the cultural/educational/welfare aspects of the nation.
Individuals who are the members of the professions with bachelor degrees, as well as those with special ability do not necessarily need to have a job offer from a US employer. Without a job offer, they can be able to apply own visas.
Besides the above, getting a Diversity Immigrant Visa is one more option to enter the US. On a yearly basis, the United States issues 50,000 of this visa.
Another option is family category. There is a chance for an individual to obtain a US visa, if he/she has a close family member residing in the US. The sponsor must either be a citizen or a permanent resident in the United States. In other words, US citizens are permitted to apply for visas for their spouses/siblings/children/parents. And PRs are eligible to apply for visas for their spouses or children, but not married ones.