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I have a visitor visa and its valid for two years. Then I

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Hi, I have a visitor visa and its valid for two years. Then I want to work here in the US but I can't coz I should have a work visa. How can I apply for work visa and how long will it takes please?
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This is VERY difficult. There are too many U.S workers unemployed and they don't want jobs going to foreign workers when there are U.S. workers available. I just ask that if it is bad news that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

What country are you from? What level of education do you have? When does your stay in the U.S. expire? You may have to wait outside to get the worker visa.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'm from Australia but I'm a New Zealand citizen. I have a high school diploma and my visa will expire on July 22 2018.Thanks
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 1 year ago

The less education that you have, the harder it will be to get a worker visa to be in the U.S. I will explain that option in a moment, but it's not your visa expiration that I am worried about. Are you currently in the U.S.? If so, when does your stay expire?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I understand but are there any other options for me please? No I'm in Australia but I'm planning to go in two weeks.Thanks
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 1 year ago

The H-2B is a possibility. For an H-2B worker visa, it is expensive and difficult to get because the employer would have to go through an expensive process called a Labor Certification where the position is advertised in the local media, the employer must receive all resumes and eliminate all candidates for valid reasons, not just because they have a job for you. This is to prove that you would not be taking a job away from a U.S. worker. Here is a link:

http://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/h-2b-non-agricultural-workers/h-2b-temporary-non-agricultural-workers

Also, because they are used up for this year, you will need to apply on April 1, 2017 to start working on October 1, 2017 or later. Here is a link in regards ***** ***** H-2B cap

http://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/h-2b-non-agricultural-workers/cap-count-h-2b-nonimmigrants

If you can fit as a special occupation professional, you may be able to get an E-3 visa as an Australian. Here is a link:

https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/e-3-certain-specialty-occupation-professionals-australia

Unless you have $100,000 or more to invest, there really aren't any other reasonable options through work. You could come and study and get an education and then later get a professional visa that way.

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Hello. I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help? Please let me know. Thank you!

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Thank you for your kindness and respect. Good luck to you.

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