If I’m a non-US citizen who would like to work in the US, should I apply for a job first or apply for a visa?

What steps should I take in order to get the permission?

Asked on February 2, 2016 under Immigration Law, Texas

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You first have to have an employment-based visa that permits you to work in teh US.  Usually ,that has to be a petitioner/employer driven process on the basis of a valid job offer.  You cannot simply self-apply for a work visa.


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