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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 2 months ago

Which visa is the best visa to go to the USA for a lengthy stay? ?

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  • 2 months ago

    What is your nationality, what is a "lengthy stay", and why do you want to go to the USA?

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  • 2 months ago

    What is your citizenship? Why do you want to come to US, and for how long? Tourists are limited to 90 days on visa waiver (ESTA), or a max of 180 days on a tourist visa. Of course, once you have ESTA or tourist visa, immigration officials will determine how long you might be allowed to remain within your ESTA/visa limits. 

    You might be able to stay longer under 2 circumstances: student or employment visa. Student: you must be accepted by a university in US, and prove you (& your parents) have sufficient funds for all school + living expenses + return transportation to your own country. 

    Employment: expect to need minimum of master's (preferably doctorate) + several years of experience in a STEM occupation which is in short supply. Only if you were hired by a qualified employer could your employer apply for your temporary employment visa. Expect tough competition for any job which offers any prospects of a temporary employment visa. 100-1000 applicants for one job is not at all unusual, and I know someone who got 10,000 applicants within 24 hrs of posting a job opening - required min. master's .+ 5-10 yrs experience in an unusual occupation (employer did not even expect 100 applicants given nature of requirements).

    Those appear to be the only options, depending on your purpose & qualifications.

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  • Foofa
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    2 months ago

    Define "lengthy stay". Anything longer than about 180 days is going to require something more than a tourist visa. So you're talking a student or work visa most likely.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Sorry to ask, but where are you from? It's just that I'm curious

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  • 2 months ago

    Depends how lengthy, and what you want to do there.

    If you want to work for example, you'll need a work visa.

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