I am from the UK and I am starting a school here in the USA next summer . I have been offered a job just a already I want to stay in the USA and work for a year before i start school , I am don't have any visa at the moment or a SSN and I just don't know where to start and how to go about getting a work visa than changing to a student visa. I intend to stay in the USA after I have finished school
It depends on your background and qualifications. If, at minimum, you have a bachelors degree you may be able to qualify for an H-1B. That said, if the job offer is not from a cap exempt employer then the earliest you can start working will be October 1st 2014 based on an approved petition. To fully explore all your options, I would suggest contacting a qualified immigration attorney.
As you stand now, you have no basis for obtaining a work permit. Sorry. Best to inquire around and find an employer who will be willing to sponsor you for either a J-1 or even H-3 training visa, and if you are a university graduate, for an H-1B professional worker's visa come April 1, 2014. You have everything to gain, and absolutely nothing to lose (aside from a few quid) from a paid consultation with a competent immigration lawyer well versed in business immigration and work visa.
Attorney Nossa provided you with an excellent analysis. I agree with my colleagues that obtaining a work visa would be difficult if you are talking about an H1-B option. As for other options of being to able to work in the U.S., follow the advice of my other learned colleagues who provided links to different visa types. Whatever you choose to do, do not go it alone - hire an immigration attorney first.
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