First of all, you must get a good idea of what are ways to gain legal work in the States. Under U.S. law, a foreigner wishing to live and work in the United States for a long time, you need three main documents: the visa, permission to stay in the country and a work permit. It is important not to confuse the visa and permission to stay in the country is completely different documents that provide different rights. A visa only allows you to enter the country with a specific purpose (tourism, study, business, marriage, etc.). Depending on your type of visa is issued for a period from several months to two years.
Permission to stay in the country allows you to legally reside on the territory of the United States for a certain period. After the end of the specified period, the person is considered illegal if permission was not extended. A work permit allows you to officially work and to receive wages from the employer.
To obtain permission to work in the United States in two ways: through existing employer or by yourself. In the first case, the employer with whom you already have an agreement, and who is willing to hire you, he takes the necessary request and documents to the immigration office to get the right to invite the United States needed the foreign employee. In the second case, you first come to the country, then your own look for possible workstation and issue the work permit. It is important to know that in the United States, there are special quotas for certain professions. That is, people with relevant education and professional experience may qualify for a permit to enter and work in their native country simply by contacting the Embassy. These occupations include computer programmers, nurses, and others.
To go to work in the United States, one of the state programs. In particular, the exchange program Work&Travel allows you to find a temporary job in USA and leave for a short time. Not less convenient option for young people – the opportunity to go on one of the training programs, and during your stay in student status, to find a job that allows you to obtain a work permit and Greencard, that is residence permit.
Advice 2: How to get work permit in USA
Russians to visit the United States only with a visa. However, not every visa allows you to seek employment. Therefore, a person who wants to work in the United States, you must first obtain permission to do so.
Select your type of visa. If the main purpose for you is work and you have already found a company willing to accept you arrange a work visa. The type of this visa - H, L, O or R - depends on the scope of your activities. For students it is best to issue the student visa, which gives you the opportunity to work but only part time. Special visas exist for trainees and for domestic workers coming to the United States along with employers. For spouses of US citizens there is also a special visa which gives the right to work.
If you are a student and can't find a permanent job in the United States, take part in Work and Travel program. It allows you to learn the language in the United States and work during the year. In 2014 a special short-term visas for such programs. However, keep in mind that under the program a year from now will need to return to Russia.
Participate in the lottery green Card - permanent residence in the United States. For this you must have at least secondary education is also desirable experience at least 2 years during the last 5 years. Registration for participation in the lottery is carried out only on the official website of the U.S. government - the participation of intermediaries in the lottery is not allowed. Keep in mind, since it implies the lottery, you receive a card, you can not be guaranteed. In addition, the probability of winning also depends on the country of residence - the more it is fed applications, the less chance to get the card.
After choosing the right visa program apply to the U.S. Embassy. A specific list of securities is dependent on your visa. For example, for a spousal visa you need to prove the reality of the marriage relationship and that the partner-American enough money to support the family. The student will have to submit the documents on record in the University, and sufficient funds in the Bank account. The recipient of a work visa will require a signed contract or a formalized statement from the employer desire to take a specific person to work.