If you are seeing this post, it means that you are looking for information on how you can work in USA and for your dream of working in the U.S. to come through, you will need to get accustomed to the procedures and processes in obtaining a work visa and permit.
It is true that the U.S. government has provided a lot of opportunities for foreign nationals that want to get visas but the thing is that it can also be very challenging to know the best visa option for you to follow.
Just like other countries, the United States has its own customs and regulations when it comes to finding ad getting a job especially as a foreign national and so it is very important that you are grounded in the processes of applying for work in USA and also moving to the country.
Well, this wonderful post has got you covered as we are going to be talking about available work in USA, how you could apply for a job in USA, how you could get visa sponsorship in USA along with a job.
So with further ado, let’s proceed…
How To Apply For A Job In USA
Requirements/ Requisites To Apply For A Job In USA
The basic eligibility requirements to work in USA are:
- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized school in USA or abroad
- Fluency in English language
- Relevant work experience in the field
- Ability to shift and relocate to USA
- Valid identity card
- Passport and work visa
- Personal and professional references
Some of the documents required in applying for work visa are:
- For you to apply for a work visa, you should have a sponsor.
- If you are applying for an H-1B visa, a non-immigrant visa, you need to present
- TOEFL/IELTS scorecard to show English proficiency.
- A job letter from a USA company.
Best Places To Find A Job In USA
For you to work in USA, you will need to have a work visa or a green card but before you will be able to get a work visa, you will need to first find a job in the U.S. as this how you can get permission to enter the country.
When you are looking for a job in USA as a Nigerian, you will need to search for in states where there are a lot of Nigerians as this will help you settle easily in the country. According to the Pew Research Center, there are about 348,000 nigerians living in the USA and the states in the U.S. with these Nigerian immigrants are Texas, Maryland and New York.
You should know that a lot of companies in the United States offer visa sponsorship and this means that the company or your potential employer will be in charge of processing your visa to come to the U.S.
Some of the companies in USA that can sponsor you are:
- Deloitte & Touche
- Ernst & Young
Jobs In USA And Their Pay Per State In USA
It is no news that the United States is one of the best countries to live and work in and this is because there are a lot of job opportunities in the country and also working in the U.S. will mean that you get to enjoy attractive salaries and bonuses too.
Here are some of the in-demand jobs in USA and the average salary California and Florida:
|Job Title||Avg Salary In California||Avg Salary In Florida|
|High School Teachers||$67,530||$45,370|
How To Get A Work Visa
Like we mentioned earlier that the work visa allows you entry into the U.S. and there are different visas in USA through which foreign nationals can come to the U.S. to work. The EB-1 and EB-2 visas mean that you would be getting a green card and there is a high chance that you will get U.S. citizenship while the H-1B, H-2A and H-2B are temporary.
Let’s briefly talk about some of these visas:
1. HB-1 visa
For you to get this visa you must have a bachelor’s degree at least and in some cases, you will still need some other documents. For instance, in the health sector, you will need a license to practice.
For you to obtain a visa in USA, your sponsor, employer or company must submit documents to the Department of Labour and if the application is accepted, you will be sent instructions on what process you and your employer must take to be approved to enter the country.
You will also be interviewed at the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria.
Through this visa, you can work temporarily in the agricultural industry provided there are no U.S. citizens or permanent residents available for the job. The employer is expected to file the formI-129 on behalf of the worker. This form can also be filed by any US agricultural producers’ association.
This work visa is for qualified and unqualified workers who enter the country for seasonal work. The employer is required to submit a form to the Department of Labour showing that there are no U.S. citizens or permanent resident available for the job.
Some other types of visas are:
- Trainee Visa (H-3 visa)
- Intra Company Transferees Visa (L Visa)
- Extra Ordinary Abilities (O Visa)
- Artists, Entertainers and Athletes Visa (P Visa)
- International Cultural Exchange participants Visa (Q Visa)
How to Apply for US Work Visa
For you to apply for any of the visa we have mentioned above here are some steps that you must follow:
1. Determine how eligible you are and get all the necessary documents
You will have to find out the type of visa that is suitable for you and you can do this by reading the information about the types of visas we talked about or you can visit Common Non-immigrant visas page to get more information.
If you have chosen the best work visa option for you, then ensure that you meet all the requirements for the visa.
2. Confirm and pay your application fees
After you must have chosen the best visa for you and have confirmed that you are eligible for the visa, you will have to pay your visa application fee. This fee is actually non-refundable and cannot be transferred from one applicant to another applicant. You can pay the fees online and you must pay for the fee whether you are granted visa or not.
3. Complete your non-immigrant visa application form online
After you have confirmed that you are eligible for the visa you are going, you will have to complete your visa application form. Every U.S. work visa applicant is expected to complete the Non-immigrant application form which is also called DS-160.
This form must be completed correctly and submitted online before you will be allowed to proceed to the interview stage at the U.S. Embassy.
4. Schedule your interview appointment
After completing and submitting the form, you will need to schedule your visa appointment.
5. Visit the Embassy or Consulate for your interview
After you must have scheduled your interview appointment, you will have to visit the embassy for the interview. Make sure you arrive at the embassy early and go with all your necessary documents. Below are some of the things you will need to go with:
- A printed copy of your DS-160 confirmation page
- Your appointment letter
- Your passport photograph not older six moths
- Your passports including the old and new ones.
So from all we have said so far, you must have seen that for you to enter USA to work, you will need a work visa and for you to get this work visa, you must first find a job in USA.
The United States is one of the best countries of the world to live and work in and also there are a lot of job opportunities with attractive salaries in the countries.
We hope this article was helpful to you.
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