Due to the nuances of each hiring situation and candidate, there are many different types of U.S. work visas available.

To help you understand the requirements for each type, we've created The ABCs of Immigration: The HR Guide to U.S. Immigration Visas and Green Cards a comprehensive overview of seven U.S. work visa types, as well as employment-based green cards. The important details of each visa and green card category are covered in this guide, which is divided into two sections: visas meant for temporary stays in the U.S., and green cards intended for permanent residency.

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