To obtain a work visa, first obtain a regular visa with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, complete a work visa application, and attend an interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country, instructs the U.S. Department of State. Processes differ slightly between countries.Continue Reading
After obtaining a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay or an immigrant visa for permanent residence, the steps for completing the application process for a work visa varies slightly depending on the country you live in, notes the U.S. Department of State. You may be able to complete the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160, online and then print the application’s form confirmation page and bring it with you to your interview. You must upload a photo during the online application process. Provide the receipt number from your approved Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, Form I-129, to schedule the interview.
Depending on the country in which you live, you may be required to pay a nonrefundable application fee prior to the interview, reports the U.S. Department of State. As of 2015, the fee is $190. There may also be a visa issuance fee, based on your country’s particular requirements.
You must present required documentation during your interview, notes the U.S. Department of State. This includes a passport valid for traveling to the United States for a period of at least six months beyond the anticipated period of stay. Each embassy or consulate may have additional document requirements. During the interview, the issuing agency conducts a fingerprint scan and submits the application for processing. Review times vary by country.Learn more about Immigration