The United States of America –is a federal republic with 50 states and is one of the most famous countries in the world. Its ever-expanding career opportunities are the major reason for a large number of immigration applications from India. Indian immigrants, who wish to enter the USA for work purposes, need to apply for a USA work visa. Here is the complete guide on how to get a USA work visa from India?
Based on the type of work you'll be undertaking, work permits are divided into the following categories:
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In order to apply for a work visa in the United States, you must meet the following requirements.
Here is the list of documents required for a USA work visa for Indians.
Additional documents may also be required based on the visa category and the job you secured.
Applying for a work visa in the United States from India is a long and tedious process. So it is suggested to take the help of our USA work visa counselors at Global Tree, who can check whether you are eligible to apply for the USA work visa before they begin your application, then proceed with the process and reduce your work to the maximum extent.
Here is the step by step guide to applying for a USA work Visa from India:
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The application form must be filled out completely and accurately. The information submitted must be accurate and true. If you provide fraudulent or fake documents, your application may be rejected. A visa denial is a severe matter that could prevent you from obtaining future visas.
|Visa type||Description||Fee amount (in USD)||Fee amount (in INR)|
|C-1 &D||Transit & Ship/ Airline Crew||$160||Rs. 10880.00|
|H/ H1-B||Temporary/ Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees||$190||Rs. 12920.00|
|I & J||Journalist and Media or Exchange Visitor||$160||Rs. 10880.00|
|L||Intra company Transferees||$190||Rs. 12920.00|
|P||Athletes, Artists & Entertainers||$190||Rs. 12920.00|
|Q||International Cultural Exchange||$190||Rs. 12920.00|
|R||Religious Worker||$190||Rs. 12920.00|
|TN/TD||NAFTA* Professionals||$160||Rs. 10880.00|
USA Work visas are typically processed in 7-10 business days. However, depending on the type of visa, any further procedures required, the validity of the permit, the volume of applications at the individual embassy or consulate, and so on, these are almost certain to differ. Aside from that, you'll have to factor in the long time it takes to schedule an interview. As a result, it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible.
EAD – Employment Authority Document is the approval document or permits for people who already have USA visas to work legally in the US. This is not a visa. EAD is different from an H1-B visa. Mostly spouses or dependents of the USA visa holders apply for EAD to work in the USA legally. EAD cannot be applied from outside of the country.
Indian citizens who lived in the USA with residence permits con tinuously for 5 years are eligible to apply for a Green Card or US Citizenship. Applicant must have 18 years or above age. Before the application, you must have spent at least three months in the state or USCIS district with jurisdiction over your place of residence.
Along with these, certain other requirements need to be fulfilled to get a Green Card in the USA. For complete details, get in touch with our USA visa counselors at Global Tree.
Yes. You can extend your stay in the United States depending on the type of visa you have. The US Immigration Department will need you to seek a visa extension. Although an extension is technically possible, it is up to the department's discretion. In addition, you must submit the documentation that accompanied your permit application.
The processing time for the US employment category is around 7-10 working days, although it could take much longer depending on several factors. Obtaining an available appointment slot may take considerably longer in reality. As a result, you should apply as early as possible. You should apply at least 2 months before your planned travel date, according to the criteria.
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