Immigration Law: Several Things You Need to Know About Work Visas in Massachusetts

There are many types of work visasĀ in the United States. Most people who plan to visit or work in the country need a visa, unless they are Canadian citizens, and even they will need a visa if they plan on moving to the country for good. A Massachusetts attorney knowledgeable about visas can help. There are several things you need to know about work visas in the United States, if you are planning on staying in or working in the country temporarily, including:

  • The government issues temporary visas for those employed in Massachusetts, or another part of the United States for a certain, specified period of time. The visas are issued to people temporarily living in the country.
  • A prospective employer has to file a petition for a visa for someone from another country who might work for his or her country with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Only a person receiving a visa may work for an employer. There are a number of specific visa categories available for qualifying individuals, including: