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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 1 decade ago

is there any way that a Canadian can work in the States for 4 months without a visa?

In Canada we offer a holiday working permit, I'm wondering if there is anything like that in the USA? I ask because everywhere I've been looking to work isn't willing to go through the process + fees of hiring a foreign worker so that I can obtain a temporary visa (which is good for 2 years) so I'm wondering, if I only want to work for 4 months, is there anything available that I haven't considered?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    H-2 Visa for Temporary and Seasonal Workers

    Who is Eligible?

    How to Apply

    Documentation Requirements

    Duration

    Processing Times

    Who is Eligible?

    An international beneficiary who is offered a job by a U.S. employer may enter the U.S. for a temporary time of specified duration to fill the offered position. The employment must be a one-time need based upon low U.S. worker availability, seasonal, or cyclical needs.

    Petitioner must prove to the satisfaction of the United States Consul official that:

    U.S. COMPANY IS OFFERING EMPLOMENT - The employer must be offering a position that is temporary and based on unusual need;

    PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT MUST HAVE SPECIFIC ENDING DATE - The offered position must be an isolated occurrence that has a specific foreseen ending date. The position may not be a consistently vacant position, but the need for the Beneficiary must arise due to seasonal, cyclical, or tight labor market circumstances;

    TEMPORARY LABOR CERTIFICATION - The Petitioner must obtain a temporary labor certification certifying that no U.S workers will be adversely affected by the employment of the international Beneficiary. Further, the Beneficiary must be paid a wage equal to or exceeding a minimum prevailing wage for workers in the same position set by the state where Beneficiary shall work.

    How to Apply

    The Petitioner must first obtain a Temporary Labor Certification (TLC) from the USDOL. Upon receiving the TLC, the Petitioner may forward the petition with attached TLC to the INS Regional Service Center with jurisdiction over the Beneficiary's proposed place of employment.

    Documentation Requirements

    Approved temporary Labor Certification from U.S. Department of Labor certifying that no U.S. workers are available to fill the offered position, and that no U.S. workers will be adversely affected by the employment of the international Beneficiary;

    Proof that job offered is for a short specified duration with date certain for ending date;

    Proof that beneficiary has the job qualifications necessary to fill the offered position, that is, training, education, or letters of reference;

    Job offer letter describing position, temporary need of employee, and terms and conditions of employment.

    Duration

    Once approved, an H-2B Visa is good for the length of the TLC for a maximum of one year. Renewals for an H-2B visa may be extended for a maximum of three years in one-year increments. Upon reaching completion of the maximum stay a Beneficiary must depart the U.S. for at least six months.

    Processing Times

    Depending on the backlog at the INS Service center which receives your petition, the petition should take between 30 and 60 days to approve or deny.

  • 5 years ago

    Not sure how strict they are or whether they check passports on the way out. However, what you do is stay in the Schengen region for 90 days. On the 90th day, head to a non Schengen European country such as the UK. Visit the UK and apply for another Schengen visa whilst in London.

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