We are currently living in London (UK) and are both Polish citizens. My wife has received the opportunity for an internal transfer to her company's Dallas office. She is a Building Services (HVAC) Engineer and her company will assist her with all the immigration formalities. The biggest thing for us to know is what are my options in terms of being allowed to legally work in the USA. I am college educated with an International Business concentration in Supply Chain Management degree from the University of Arkansas. As far as I am aware that still does not qualify as a so called "skilled worker" like a doctor or engineer but I may be wrong. Our main challenge to to find out what options I will have in terms of employment and immigration status, because if we decide to move then it has to work for the both of us professionally. Sitting at home is not an option for me. Any advice in helping us understand how to go about this procedure and what we can and cannot do would be much appreciated. Does the fact that my wife will be transferred by her company help me in any way or make the application process easier and chances better?
You need to talk very carefully and at length with the company's immigration lawyer and ask all these questions. That lawyer is the address for them and should be advising you on these issues, NOT strangers on the internet.
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Your eligibility to work will depend on what visa the company seeks for your wife, so we cannot accurately answer your question. It sounds like this will be an intracompany transfer, which means your wife may be on an L-1 visa. If that is the case you will have an L-2 visa, and you would be eligible for a work permit to work anywhere you want. If, however, your wife receives an H-1B visa, you would have an H-4 visa and you would not be eligible to work.
You should talk to the immigration attorney for your wife's company that will be handling the paperwork to determine what visa they will seek for her, and if you will be eligible for work authorization on the spouse visa associated with it.
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