United States work Visa:
The United States has a very large and dynamic labor market, the average duration of unemployment is 5 months, salaries are high (even the cost of living is): the problem, therefore, is not so much finding a job, but getting a seen to go to the States to work.
The system of access to the American market, in fact, is strongly regimented: the only categories that can go to the USA to work without having too much difficulty with permits are well-known artists or athletes.
For everyone else, the most immediate and probable way to obtain a visa is to go to Internships or internships that require a type J visa.
Finding a fixed-term job directly, on the other hand, is a much more selective matter. There are two alternatives: H2A visas, intended for seasonal workers in the agricultural sector or H2B visas, for all other temporary jobs.
In both cases, you have to overcome a double process: first of all, the employer who accepted your candidacy (the so-called sponsor) will have to be assigned a position of the few thousand that the American government makes available every year to recruit foreign workers; then it will be up to you to prove that you meet the eligibility requirements prescribed by the Immigration and Nationality Law, which were made even more stringent by the rules for the protection of the security of American soil adopted after the start of the war on international terrorism.
Here is a list of the main visas required by NewZealand or non-American citizens to travel to the United States for the purpose of temporary work, training or study:
- B1 / B2 are intended for all those who intend to travel for business or tourist purposes for a specific period of time
- F / M (F for academic studies and M for non-academic or professional ones) are intended for those wishing to study in the United States. Form I-20 and SEVIS receipt are also required for students applying for the F visa
- J and Q are for researchers, students or for cultural exchange programs. The DS-2019 form and the SEVIS receipt are also required
- H, L, O, P refer to temporary workers
- C1 / D are intended for those who only have to transit through American territory (C1) or for members of a crew (D)
- R is for religious workers
- I is for media representatives, such as journalists (reporter, TV crew, editor, and people in similar roles), press officers, or other media employees, such as radio and cinema.
- And it serves to carry out relevant commercial activities. You must also complete the DS-156E Non-Immigrant Traty Trader / Investor Visa Application Form, available in English only
- A1, A2, G1-5, NATO 1-6 are issued to persons holding official positions (as long as they are not honorary positions) in governmental or international organizations
- All other visas and permits to travel to the States are available on the website of the American Embassy in NewZealand.
Equal Exchange in the USA:
Often au pair exchanges are a useful tool to have the opportunity to get to know a country and live there for a few months, without spending a lot of money. For US Visa Click here
It is not only an interesting learning experience, but also the opportunity to learn and perfect a foreign language without having to pay for expensive private courses.
To date, it is estimated that over 300,000 young people around the world are doing an au pair job. A little known world, but concrete and in very strong growth.
If you want to try a similar experience, you can contact one of the private agencies and organizations operating in the field of study and work abroad. These are entities of various kinds, from cultural associations to tour operators. There are also au pair placement agencies for foreigners abroad.
Usually the agency provides for a cost for the service but, especially abroad, you can find agencies that provide the service for free to the au pair.