Visa for America

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1. Posted by Char72 (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I am really keen to go to America to work and travel. I know it is much harder to work in America and I have googled a number of times becoming none the wiser! Is it possible to get any type of working visa for non skilled jobs so just shop work / waitress etc?

Is there anywhere easier to get get work than other places?

2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I've noticed you're from the UK, so this is based on that.

America is difficult unless you're a full-time uni student. Have you considered Canada instead? As that could be possible for you.

3. Posted by greasy (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Give the embassy a call (watch out - premium rate!) and they may be able to advise you on the best course of action.

4. Posted by lil_gun_14 (Budding Member 55 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Im travelling to the states in 5 weeks for a year and have just been granted my b2 tourist visa as you cnt get a working visa unless your skilled and already have a placement with the employer. Basically as far as im aware i could if i wanted to go out there find a job then make a variation to my visa if i find a job, BUT the employer would have to sponsor me to stay and be employed as a b2 visa does not allow employment
And yes the embassy is premium rate but worth ringing to answer questions as then they can tell you striaght
Oh and if you do go to the embassy for an appointment please be aware that you along with 50 or so other people get the same time
I ended up waiting for 4 hours with about 300 hundred other people and i was on time, so take some reading material to stave of the boredom!
Hope this helps