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What Are the Chances of a U.K. Citizen Getting a U.K. Visa?

What are the chances of a U.K. citizen getting a U.S. visa?

As a British citizen, you are eligible to enter on the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which allows for temporary stays up to 90 days with no visa. In the case of the Visa Waiver Program, you are not allowed to work or study, although you could conduct B1 business visitor visa-type activities, such as giving one time lectures or attending professional conferences.

If you are looking to work or study in the United States, your chances of obtaining a US visa have less to do with your country of citizenship and more to do with the type of work or study you will be participating in.

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The type of visa that you will need or that you will qualify for depends on a number of factors, like whether or not you have a college degree or a certain level of experience, and what industry you are going to be working in. Unlike many other countries, the United States doesn't issue work visas for casual business. In general, work visas are based on a specific job offer with an employer sponsor.

If you are currently working for the same company in another country, you may qualify for the L-1 transfer visa. Other options may include an E-2 or O-1 visa.

In many cases, a request of must be recorded and approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Administration (USCIS) before applying for the visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

In order to discover the best option for you, it's a good idea to get in touch with an immigration attorney and explain your unique situation. We're happy to help answer your questions and determine what is the best US visa for you.