Husband and I are applying for jobs at the moment (our contracts expire around end of July). Interviews have gone well, but the guy I was talking to yesterday said he couldn't offer me a position as all the HB1 visas were gone for this year. Apparently they were all allocated within four days of being available! And there were 800,000 applicants for 65,000 places. When would I need to apply/what do I need to do do maximise my chances? Husband can also work on an O1B visa - is that the same process? Have any of you applied for these visas, and if so how did it go/what was your experience like? Does anyone have any tips? Would it be good to hire a lawyer for this or can we do it on our own? TIA for any info/advice.
posted by everydayanewday
on May 15, 2013 -
Japan Visa/Work Problems, Cont.: Living in Japan, scored a job as an ALT in Japan that starts in a little over a month; already signed the contract and got my work visa renewed. Just got an offer from a much better paying job that would employ me right away (and would sponsor me). What to do? [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123
on Jul 23, 2012 -
What kind of certification do you need to work in the medical field in Europe? Specifically in Italy? [more inside]
posted by skwint
on Jul 21, 2012 -
Searching for a job in Japan... Can speak Japanese, but have only gotten job offers from low-paying ALT dispatchers so far. Visa running out. Other venues to search? [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123
on Jun 19, 2012 -
How can I/we find a job out of the country now that we're midway through our careers (snowflakes inside) [more inside]
posted by dadici
on Jun 18, 2012 -
Looking for work in Japan - Have a work visa that will expire in early August. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123
on May 26, 2012 -
Australian civil engineer wanting to work over in france, and possibly stay - is there anyway this will work? [more inside]
posted by parryb
on Mar 10, 2012 -
I found a rather innocuously named file on our shared document server at work. It seems to suggest that my boss is discriminating against a co-worker based on both race (or at least the fact he's from India) and his visa status. What do I do with this information?
posted by anonymous
on Aug 12, 2011 -
What options does my Argentine boyfriend have to move back with me and find work in the United States? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy
on Dec 1, 2010 -
Always desiring to experience living in Japan, I moved in the country from Canada almost a year ago on a working holiday visa, which will expire next month. My life here is stable so far, including a job at a company willing to sponsor me for a work visa. I want to live in Japan for a longer period, but the problem is I don't seem to meet the requirements for a visa. I am aware that getting married is the easiest way, but unfortunately, I do not have that possibility.
Is there anything I can do to stay and work in Japan longer? [more inside]
posted by remi
on Sep 15, 2010 -
I feel like I am at a cross-road and need to decide soon what actions to take for the future. Please help me decide! [more inside]
posted by servix
on May 8, 2010 -
I am an Australian who will be living in Toronto for 4 months later this year, as my partner is studying there for 1 semester. I am post 31 so can't get a travel/work visa. So I'm looking for suggestions on how could use my 4 months there? [more inside]
posted by JohnBlaze
on Mar 31, 2010 -
I'm currently in Hong Kong and I've been offered a job working for a Brazilian company in Beijing. The work permit information they have sent me is so badly written as to be incomprehensible and the internet hasn't yield much better. Please help!
My main question is: I'm British and, like all foreign nationals, I am required to submit a medical report stating that I'm in good health. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno
on Mar 8, 2010 -
I have a degree in computer networking and over five years experience developing code for websites and doing various web design things. I want to obtain employment in the US doing PR (Public Relations) - specifically Internet marketing. I live in Canada however. What kind of work visa should I get and what is the easiest way to do so? I plan to work for an employer for the first six months I arrive and operate my own business on the side eventually becoming entirely self-employed.
posted by audio
on Feb 10, 2010 -
I'm involved in an internet romance that is takeing a major toll on my direction in life and frankly makeing me feel nervous. I need advice in regards to how to be realistic with this relationship. [more inside]
posted by audio
on Aug 15, 2009 -
Does anyone have experience with SWAP
? (It's a Canadian work-abroad program for students that my boyfriend is currently considering, particularly for acquiring a work visa in the USA.) [more inside]
posted by Bakuun
on Jul 14, 2009 -
As a freelance Canadian consultant/faciliator, what are the legalities of taking on US clients? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit
on Mar 31, 2009 -
I'm planning on "work-traveling" through Europe and Asia, and am looking for advice on where to live in Bucharest and Istanbul. [more inside]
posted by mammary16
on Mar 10, 2009 -
Is it possible to find casual work in Hawaii in a financial or accounting field... without a visa? [more inside]
posted by osloheart
on Dec 20, 2008 -
H1B-filter: If someone is employed on an H1B visa and the company goes under and / or he gets "laid off", how much time would he have to get a new visa by just transferring it to the new company before having to apply for a new visa? [more inside]
posted by GatorDavid
on Jun 11, 2007 -
Posting for a friend: How can a Canadian get a job in a North Carolina middle school while his partner attends graduate school? [more inside]
posted by BackwardsCity
on Oct 22, 2006 -
On June 26th I will be leaving the US for Japan and I hope to stay there for a long time. I am not worried about the language (I have been studying it at university for about 3 years and when I get to Japan I will be taking summer school courses for 6 weeks) or finding a place to live (I'm going to look into the "gaijin houses" or geshuku). My biggest concern is finding a job. I've already taught English at one of the big eikaiwas and I did not like it. Plus, teaching/speaking English for 8 hours a day does not help my Japanese. What I really want is a job where I can use my Japanese so that I can improve it. Does anyone have any general advice for finding a job like this in Japan (places to look, tests to take, etc)?
Also, I've been reading up on the Japanese work visa and I've come to the conclusion that the whole thing is a big pain. As far as I can tell there are 2 ways to get a work visa: 1) get a job before you enter Japan and have the company do all the paperwork. Then, when you do enter Japan you will have your visa. 2) Find a job in Japan, return to the US for 1~2 months so that the paperwork can be processed, then return to Japan with the visa.
It is a little late for #1, plus it's difficult for me to interview for jobs since I'm currently in the US. As for #2, what sort of company would hire someone who can't even start working for a month? I feel like the system is set up to deter people like me from coming and working in Japan.
Anyway, if anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it.
posted by yasny_jp
on Jun 8, 2005 -