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What type of Visas do Mexican nationals need to work in the USA?

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We are looking at hiring some Mexican nationals i the USA.

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  1. There are 5 main ways an individual can obtain residency and work authorization in the United States:

    1. Sponsorship by an Employer
    2. Investment
    3. Sponsorship by a close Family Member in the United States
    4. The Diversity Visa Lottery Program
    5. Asylum & Refugee Status

  2. Adding up to Mr. Radtke's answer:

    - Regarding Sponsorship by an Employer, Mexican (and Canadian) nationals with a college degree of certain professions are eligible for TN status (based on NAFTA).

    - Mexican nationals do not qualify to the Diversity Visa Lottery Program.

    - Regarding Asylum & Refugee Status cases, normally it is hard to prove persecution from Mexico.

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