How to get a work permit in the US
Choose the type of visa that suits you. If the main goal for you is work and you have already found a company ready to receive you, get a working visa. The type of this visa - H, L, O or R - depends on the scope of your activity. It is best for students to apply for a study visa, which gives an opportunity to work, but only on a part-time basis. Special visas are also available for trainees and for domestic workers coming to the US with employers. For spouses of US citizens, there is also a special visa that gives the right to work.
If you are a student and yet can not find a permanent job in the US, take part in the Work and Travel program. It allows you to learn the language in the US and work for a year. Since 2014, there have been special short-term visas for such programs. However, keep in mind that under the terms of the program, you will need to return to Russia in a year.
Take part in the Green Card draw - a permanent residence permit in the United States. To do this, you must have at least a secondary education, and experience of at least 2 years in the last 5 years is also desirable. Registration for participation in the lottery is carried out only on the official website of the US government - participation of intermediaries in the lottery is not allowed. Please note, since the lottery is implied, you are not guaranteed to receive a card. In addition, the likelihood of victory depends also on the country of residence - the more of her applications, the less chance to get a card.
After choosing a suitable visa program for you, apply to the US Embassy. The specific list of papers depends on your visa. For example, for a matrimonial visa, you need to prove the reality of the marriage relationship, as well as the fact that the American partner has enough money to support the family. The student will have to present documents about the entry to the university, as well as sufficient funds in the bank account. The recipient of the work visa will require a signed contract or an officially issued application from the employer with the desire to accept a particular person for work.