If you wish to work in a foreign country, you should have a foreign visa. The procedure of getting it varies from country to country. So, let us discuss what a work visa is, and what all it requires?

What Is A Work Visa?

A work visa is a visa that allows a person to work in a country other than their own country. It is a work permit to work in some other country. A work visa is a temporary visa, but you can renew it at any point in time. It is for a fixed period. Renew the visa before it gets expired.

The cost of a work visa depends on which country you are willing to go. Work visas are not only temporary but are also permanent. You can apply for it as per your need and requirement.

Different Types Of Work Visa

There are different types of work visas. Below is the list of some of them in the context of the USA.

Nonimmigrant Visas

These are the visas on which you have to leave the country before your visa gets expired. If you have a nonimmigrant visa and you want to increase your stay. In this case, you can simply apply for extending the limit or for renewal of the visa. The definition and type of nonimmigrant visa depend on your purpose of traveling.

  • H-1B Specialty Occupation 

It is for people from engineering and computer science backgrounds. To get this visa, you must have an offer letter from the employer for whom you will work.

  • TN

People from particular countries only get this type of visa. Citizens from Mexico and Canada can apply for this type of visa. But for this, they must have an offer letter from the employer.

Immigrant Visa 

It is for those who wish to live in a foreign country permanently.  People having this can be permanent residents of that particular country.

  • EB-1 Extraordinary Ability

For this, you should have the abilities which make you different from others. There are different criterias to get this visa. Some of the criterias are good salary, awards, publication in a journal.

Application Procedure 

  • For a work visa, you can apply on both online and offline mode. It is not compulsory to visit the office and then apply for it. The process of applying is quite convenient.
  • One should fill the application form without any error. Should fill in every detail. Also, do not forget to cross-check the form.
  • In the application the procedure, do not forget to attach the required documents. The documents can be from both current and past employers.
  • After filling the form, submit the fees and send the application to the embassy. 

Documents Required 

  • Passport 

A passport is a basic thing one requires to travel abroad. It is also important for getting a work visa. The passport should not expire before the work visa. If someone is traveling with you on your passport, then that person should also submit the work visa application.

  • Company’s Offer Letter 

The document required for a work visa also includes the company’s offer letter. You need to submit the original offer letter of the company. The letter must have complete details of the company. It should also include the period for which you will stay in a foreign country.

  • Experience Certificate 

For a work visa, you must have an experience certificate. Get it from the previous and current employer so that you can submit it to the embassy.

  • Detail Copy Of Academic And Professional Qualifications 

You should have academic and professional qualifications for getting a work visa. The copies of these qualifications are what you have to submit along with the application.

Eligibility For Work Visa

  • No Criminal Record And Health Issues

To be eligible for a work visa, you should have a clean chit in terms of criminal records. There should not be any case in your name. Not only this, you should have good health records. You should have severe health issues.

  • Proof of leaving on time

Assure the immigrant authority that you will leave the country once your work is complete. Make sure to not work for someone else otherwise, you might get into some of the other problems.

Reasons behind Denial Of Work Visa

There are high chances of your work visa getting denied. The reasons behind the denial of the work visa can be as follows-

  • If your application lacks important details and information.
  • If you have violated rules in the past and have a case in your name.
  • If you lack the intentions of coming back to your own country.

Once you are in the country you want to be in, make sure you always carry your work visa. If in any case, you lose your visa or misplace it, do not forget to inform the employer about it.

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