How to get a work permit in the US
Choose the type of visa suitable for you. If the main goal for you is work and you have already found a company that is ready to accept you, issue a work visa. The type of this visa - H, L, O or R - depends on the scope of your activity. For students it is best to get a student visa, which gives you the opportunity to work, but only on a part-time basis. Special visas also exist for interns and domestic workers who travel to the United States with employers. For spouses of US citizens there is also a special visa, which gives the right to work.
If you are a student and cannot find a permanent job in the USA yet, take part in the Work and Travel program. It allows you to learn the language in the United States and work for a year. From 2014, special short-term visas for such programs appeared. 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 drawing of Green Card - a permanent residence permit in the United States. To do this, you must have at least a secondary education, experience of at least 2 years in the last 5 years is also desirable. Registration for the lottery is carried out only on the official website of the US government - the participation of intermediaries in the lottery is not allowed. Consider, since the lottery is implied, you are not guaranteed to receive a card. In addition, the probability of winning also depends on the country of residence - the more applications are filed from it, the less chance of getting a card.
After selecting the appropriate visa program for you, submit documents 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 marital relations, as well as the fact that the American partner has enough money to support the family. The student will be required to submit documents about enrollment to the university, as well as a sufficient amount of funds in a bank account. A recipient of a work visa will be required to sign a signed contract or a formalized application from the employer with the desire to hire a specific person.