I am a UK citizen who will be offered employment in US cityy of Denver. My questions is this! Can I rent an appartment for 6 months in the US (Denver) prior to my work permit application process being completed. I would be staying on a tourist visa while this happens. Will this affect my work permit application? we would be syaying on our own money and would not be asking, receiving or expecting any financial help or assistance from any US organization while staying here.
State/Country relating to question: Colorado
I have opened a US bank account.
I have had 3e meetings with prospective employer. They will propose job offer within 2 weeks pending work permit appplication.
We have approached property rental agencies who do not have an issue with this.
WEe have approached car dealership on how to purchase and register car. Again no problem. I just want to see if our living here would compromise a work permit application.
Hello,While you may be wise to have a Business Visitor visa for what you're doing right now (technically, as a visitor you're not permitted to interview for work) you would be free to visit for up to six months (though keep in mind that Customs/Border Patrol officials can reduce the length of permissible stay upon entry so you may not actually be permitted the full 6-month stay - be sure to keep a close watch on the date stamped in your i94 document).However, if you're visiting there's no real issue with having a temporary work permit come through except for the fact that you'll need to exit and re-enter the country once it comes through. While Denver's a ways off the easiest may be a trip across to Canada (where you likewise can visit for up to six months at a time) and back.My recommendation to you is to reach out to a local immigration lawyer in Denver and have them help you with managing this process as it'll come down to just coordinating when applications go/come in to be sure you're not ever at risk of an overstay. Regards XXXXX XXXXX wishes on your new opportunity.
Cross-Border Immigration Lawyer
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