H-1B visa: This is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require expertise in a specialized field such as science, engineering, or technology. Most positions require a Master or Doctoral level specialization. The H-1B visa is typically valid for up to three years and can be extended up to six years. There is an annual cap on the number of H-1B visas that can be issued each year.
L-1 visa: This is a non-immigrant visa that allows companies to transfer employees from their foreign offices to their US offices. The L-1 visa is typically valid for up to three years, with a possible extension of up to two years for a total of five years. There are two types of L-1 visas: L-1A for executives and managers, and L-1B for employees with specialized knowledge.
E visa: This is a non-immigrant visa for investors and traders from countries that have treaties of commerce and navigation with the US. The E visa allows individuals to enter and work in the US for a company in which they have invested or are actively involved in trade with the US. The amount of investment required for an E visa can vary widely depending on the type of business, industry, and location. The investor will need to provide documentation and evidence to demonstrate that the investment is substantial.The E visa is typically valid for up to two years with possible extensions.
O visa: This is a non-immigrant visa for individuals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. The O visa is typically valid for up to three years, with possible extensions.
TN visa: This is a non-immigrant visa for Canadian and Mexican citizens who are employed in certain professions covered by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The TN visa is typically valid for up to three years, with possible extensions.
These are just a few examples of employment visas available in the US. Each visa category has its own specific requirements, limitations, and application process. It's important to consult with an immigration attorney to determine which visa someone may qualify for.