US Work Visas for Mexicans

Before any foreign national can work in the United States, they must obtain proper work authorization. This is commonly referred to as a work visa. Mexican citizens must also obtain a proper work visa before commencing work inside the United States. Work visa options primarily depend on the type of work you will be doing and your qualifications. There are several different work visas available for Mexicans to work and live in the United States. See what options are available for Mexicans to work and live in the United States.

What is the best work visa for a Mexican citizen?

There is no one size fits all work visa for Mexicans. As there are several work visa options, your situation will determine which visa is the best fit, or if there is an option at all. You should carefully review your situation to determine the best possible fit before applying for a visa to work in the United States.

Before any foreign national can work in the United States, they must obtain proper work authorization. There are several different work visas available for Mexicans to work and live in the United States. See what options are available for Mexicans to work and live in the United States.

Our US Immigration Services for Mexicans

TN-2 Visa Status for Mexican Citizens

Unde the US Canada Mexico Agreement (USMCA) qualifying Mexican business professionals with job offers or contracts with US-based companies are able to obtain TN-2 visa status to work in the United States. There are 63 qualifying professions available under TN-2 visa status. If you are Mexican and you have a job offer in the US, you may be eligible for TN-2 visas status under the USMCA. If you are a Mexican citizen and have a job offer from a US employer under a TN profession, you may qualify for a TN-2 visa.

TN Visa Professions & Occupations List

H-1B Visas for Mexicans

The H-1B visa is designated for those working in qualifying specialty occupations. A specialty occupation is a profession that requires at least a 4-year degree or the equivalent years of experience.  In many cases when your profession doesn’t fall under the TN visa professions list, the H-1B might be your only option. There is a limit on the number of H-1B visas issued each year and they are subject to an annual lottery. If you are a Mexican citizen and your profession requires an H-1B visa, you should plan well in advance.

H-1B Visas for Mexicans

L-1 Visas for Mexican Citizens

If you are a Mexican citizen and you work for a company that has offices in the United States, you may qualify for an L-1 visa. The L-1 visa was created for the transfer of employees between qualifying US companies and their related foreign entities. Those working in executive, managerial or specialized knowledge positions can qualify to work in the US under the L-1 visa.   If you are a Mexican citizen being transferred to the United States offices of your Mexican employer, you might qualify for the L-1 intracompany transfer visa.

L-1 Visas for Mexicans

O-1 Visas for Mexicans of Extraordinary Ability

The O-1 Visa category has been designated for Mexican citizens that can demonstrate they have achieved extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who have a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and have been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements. If you are a Mexican citizen and can demonstrate achievement of extraordinary ability in your field, you might qualify for an O-1 visa. F

O-1 Visas for Mexicans with Extraordinary Ability

E-1 Visas for Mexican Citizens conducting Trade

The E-1 Visa category has been designated for Mexican businesses and professionals that participate in the trade of goods or services primarily with the United States. If you are a Mexican business or professional that conducts more than 50% of your international business (Excluding Mexico) with the United States, you might qualify for the E-2 visa as a trader.

E-1 Visas for MexicanTraders

E-2 Visas for Mexican Citizens investing in Business

The E-2 Visa category has been designated for Mexican citizens that have made a substantial business investment in the United States while creating jobs for US workers. The E-2 visa allows qualifying Mexican investors the ability to work and live in the United States for the purposes of managing their business interests. If you are a Mexican citizen that has made a substantial investment in a business enterprise in the United States, you might qualify for the E-2 visa as an investor.

E-2 Visas for Mexican Investors

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