USA Work visa
As the largest economy in the World with the greatest number of opportunities the United States is an incredibly popular immigration destination. The US processes many millions of immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications for workers, businesspeople, investors, family members, every year.
The H-1B visa is a temporary work visa that is available to foreign nationals in specialty occupations, such as engineering and computer science. Among the various work visa types in the U.S., the H-1B is the most popular. Because of the high demand (in 2017, there were over 236,000 applications filed), a yearly cap of 85,000 petitions has been applied to the H-1B, of which 20,000 are reserved for individuals with a master’s degree. The high number of applications and the low number of available H-1B visas has brought more attention to other visa types in recent years.
If the applicant is not in immigration detention, they might be granted a bridging visa that allows them to lawfully remain in Australia while their Protection visa is being processed.
This visa allows the applicant to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident and have access to Medicare and Centrelink Services.
The TN visa is a special classification for citizens of Mexico and Canada that was established as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Foreign employees eligible to seek admission to TN status include accountants, engineers, lawyers, and other specifically designated professionals. This visa type is highly valued because there is no cap and no max-out date specified for the TN visa, unlike other work visa types in the U.S.
Green card visas
Permanent resident visas in the U.S. are often referred to as green cards. Common employment-based green cards include the EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories. The EB-1 green card is available to priority workers with exceptional knowledge in the sciences, arts, education, business, and athletics. The EB-2 green card is similar, although may also be available for workers with a master’s or bachelor’s degree and five years of post-bachelor’s work experience. Finally, EB-3 green card is available to skilled workers or professionals with a bachelor’s degree who are filling a role that requires a college degree.