To work in the United States, either temporarily or for a longer period, hundreds of migrants have begun their visa procedures. After the coronavirus pandemic, scheduling interview appointments has become a headache, although many remain steadfast in their desire to be on the list.
For example, with a student or tourist visa, you cannot do paid activities, and none of the documents should exceed the allowed time. Those looking to apply for a job in the United States should be clear about the route to take to do so and secure an offer.
An extension for employment permit announced
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently reported that an automatic change will be implemented in work permits, something that is available under certain conditions.
That period is set for 2022 for some applicants. At that time, it was considered that 180 days was not enough time for employees to guarantee the continuation of their work or, in general terms, to reduce the gaps due to leave.
“This temporary rule will give noncitizens who qualify for the automatic extension the opportunity to continue working and provide critical support to their families, while avoiding additional disruption for American employers,” he said. Ur M. Jaddou
How do you know if you are a beneficiary?
- When the Form I-765 and/or the Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Document, simply known as the EAD, are properly filed,
- If it is proven that the renewal application corresponds to one of the qualified classifications (some are refugees and asylum seekers in the process),
This is how you can get a work visa
When it comes to temporary workers, classifications are divided between agricultural and non-agricultural employees. If the intention is to work permanently, there are five categories, and their conditions are different (depending on the type of permit).
- (E1) Eligible priority employees: this group includes those with “exceptional” skills, members of academic branches with outstanding research, and executives of multinationals.
- (E2) Holders of advanced degrees: applicable to those who have a higher education degree or who, despite having a high school diploma, have five years of business experience. In addition, it covers the fields of science, business, and art.
- (E3) Skilled professionals or ‘unskilled’ employees: the group includes those with two years of experience as well as non-temporary applicants whose training time is minimal.
- (E4) Special Immigrants: This category is slightly broader and includes, among others, Iranian or Afghan religious ministers, broadcasters or presenters, doctors, and translators.
- (E5) Immigrant investors: The United States expects applicants to contribute to the national economy by creating jobs.