Which visa is the best visa to go to the USA for a lengthy stay? ?
- W.T. DoorLv 72 months ago
What is your nationality, what is a "lengthy stay", and why do you want to go to the USA?
- ibu guruLv 72 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.
- FoofaLv 72 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.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Sorry to ask, but where are you from? It's just that I'm curious
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- sunshine_melLv 72 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.