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Can someone on a P1A non-immigrant visa supplement their…

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Can someone on a P1A non-immigrant visa supplement their income with say a part time job at McDonalds

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No he is currently on a business affairs visitor visa - and wants to change status

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No - just looking into the process now

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Sorry for the delay. 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.

Unfortunately, no. You are limited to only conducting yourself in the sport for which you obtained the P status. This is highly restricted because the U.S. does not want you to compete against U.S. workers or students for jobs or opportunities. So you are restricted to what is listed on your P petition. I am truly sorry. I wish I had better news for you.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
That is not a problem - would a internationally recognized athletic coach qualify got the H1B? And if so would he be able to coach and supplement his income provided the other employer also filled out the I-129.

The same problem. Let's say the coach is able to get into H-1B, he would be limited to only working for the H-1B employer, no one else. As to getting an H-1B, that's problematical. First, he must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Next, he must have a job offer, the job offer must be for a company that is offering a position that is related to his degree and experience. The position must also normally require a bachelor's degree or higher. The company must have a need for someone in that position and must have the resources to be able to pay him what is normally paid to someone in that position. All these things must be provable with financials, business plan, etc. Also, because they are used up for this year, he will need to apply on April 1, 2018 to start working on October 1, 2018 or later. The exception is if he applies for a cap-exempt job and those are at an institution of higher education or its affiliated or related nonprofit entities or a nonprofit research organization, or a government research organization. Those are not subject to this numerical cap.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Last question, what would be the recommended visa type for an athletic coach that would need to work for extra income...

There really isn't one except perhaps the H-2B. 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 him. This is to prove that he 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

If he is Canadian and can prove that he has a job offer in a specialty profession, he could try for a TN visa:

https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/tn-nafta-professionals

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