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For what purpose is she coming to the US?
I am disabled and she will be coming to live at our home and be our housekeeper. We will be providing her a place to live, food, clothing, basic essentials plus a salary of $250 a month. All her needs will be met by us.
My husband and I are both US Citizens. My husband is a US Army Reservists and I was formally a corporate law paralegal. We want to get her here ASAP, as she has no family that she can live with. We want her to live with us here in Land O Lakes, FL.
Yes; however my husband lives in Qatar 330 days out of the year, as he is on a contract to work there for 3 1/2 years. He comes home twice a year
Yes. I am unable to clean a 3,000 square foot home and I have to have a double lung transplant within 2 years. I will need care after the surgery as well. We want to provide her with an opportunity she will not get anywhere else. We need to know what documents we need to complete and what documents we need from her?
A temporary working visa for a maid or housekeeper is not available to a US citizen who is living in the US permanently. So if a person is moving back to the US, he can't bring a domestic employee with him. Now in your case, while your husband is not coming back permanently, his intent is to leave the US again for work, and the employee is intending to stay with you. That will not work. If she were to travel back and forth with him, that might work, but that is not the situation in this case as you describe it.
In other words, requesting a B1 visitor visa for a housekeeper has to be for a temporary stay in the US. By US regulations, domestic employees of US citizens who permanently reside in the US cannot obtain non-immigrant domestic employee visas.
How temporary is "temporary?" Can she come here for 6 months and then apply for an extension like a vacation visa?
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