Hi is there a permant work visa for software developers

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Hi is there a permant work visa in usa for software devloper

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  1. David Michael Gottfried

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    Answered . It certainly is possible, but you experience, education and where you live would all be factors. You should contact an immigration attorney directly to discuss your specific case.

  2. Jagbir Singh Terkiana

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    Answered . Nothing specifically for Software Developers. You just have to come like everyone else. H-1B, E, TN, etc as the case may be. And likewise qualify for employment based green card under any of the EB categories.

  3. Morrie Pour Nourian

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    Answered . there is no specific visa but there is labor certification that leads to immigrant visa and green card for the position, but at minimum you will need an employer to sponsor you.

  4. Tripti Sharad Sharma


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    Answered . Work (non immigrant) visas are not permanent. These are granted temporarily for the period of employment sought by the employer up to the maximum permitted by regulations. If the employer believes the services will be required permanently, they can always start an employment-based immigrant visa petition in your behalf. This process is complicated and so ideally you will work with an attorney to walk you through it.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more
  5. Emily Reber-Mariniello

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    Answered . Yes, H1B. You may also be eligible for L Visa if you already work for company in your home country that has a US branch they can transfer you to. Employment based immigration is complicated and if you get a US job offer you may wish to have legal representation.

    This is not legal advice and is only general information. I am not your attorney. No attorney-client relationship... more

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