Getting a visa to work in the U.S. is often a complex and difficult process. There are many different types of work visas that are available. Before you can apply to work in the U.S., you must be eligible for the type of visa for which you are applying. Here are some tips for finding work in the U.S., which are helpful in taking the first step towards lawful immigration.

Employers Who Hire Foreign Workers

Some employers hire quite a few immigrant workers. These employers already know and understand the process that must be followed. This is an advantage, because some employers are reluctant to go through the hiring process when they are unfamiliar with it. For this reason, it is helpful to look for work with a company who has already hired foreign employees.

Companies Who Need Workers

Companies who need to employ a large number of employees are often willing to do what is necessary to hire immigrant workers. Also, companies with positions that have been open for a long time may be ready to hire an immigrant worker to fill the job. Look at online job listings on a regular basis to learn more information about various open positions.

Employment Agencies

Employment agencies assist in matching employees with employers. Some of these agencies may specialize in working with foreign workers. They often have lists of available positions as well as companies who often hire immigrant workers. Be sure to work only with reputable agencies. Research the company thoroughly before you agree to make any type of payment, sign a contract, or begin taking classes with the company.


Many jobs that become available are not posted anywhere before they are filled. Instead, they may be taken by workers who learned of the positions through friends, relatives, or others in their networks. Utilize online social media sites when conducting a job search. There are several large online job listing services that are useful. Create an online account listing your education and skills in order to receive information from employers looking to hire someone with your qualifications.

Seek Legal Help

The immigration process is often complex. There are many different options available to immigrants who wish to work and live in the United States. Meet with a qualified immigration attorney to learn the types of visas that are possible to obtain, and the criteria necessary to achieve them.


This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding Tips for Finding Work in the U.S., or other Immigration Law matters, please feel free to contact Phil D. Ortega at  480.461.5330, log on to,  or contact an attorney in your area. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.