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Options for Employment-Based Visas

Pursuing one’s chosen career path can take them to places far from home. Depending upon their industry, an individual may have to leave their home country in order to advance their vocation and acquire new professional experiences.  In order to come to the United States and work, many individuals must first secure employment-based visas.

There are many different types of employment-based visas that individuals can pursue in order to work in Mississippi and other states throughout the nation. One type of visa is for individuals with extraordinary abilities. These individuals excel in specialized fields such as the arts, athletics, or business.

Another type of visa is available to individuals who work in research and education fields. Generally, men and women who pursue these categories of visas work for universities and institutions of higher learning. They may be on tenure track courses of employment to achieve their professional goals.

A third type of employment-based visa is for managerial workers who have been employed by U.S. companies and who wish to move into the country to stay with their employers. As with other forms of employment-based visas, individuals who wish to enter the United States in order to work or to stay in the U.S. to continue their employment can speak with immigration attorneys about their options.

Working in the United States can be an important opportunity for individuals who have skills and abilities that are needed in this nation. Not every application for an employment-based visa will be approved, however, and mistakes on visa applications can delay and result in denials of admittance into the country. This post offers general information on employment-based visas and different options under the law, but no reader should rely on its contents as specific legal advice.