I want to work as a nanny for 6 months with a friend of my family. Which visa should I apply for?

Asked over 1 year ago - Portland, OR

I've been asked to be a nanny for a couple of months. My employer never had a nanny before, but I read on the government site that my employer must have had some nanny before, but I am their first. I can keep my insurance in Holland. Should I apply for a B1 business visa? And then supply our contract? Do I have to file for a work authorization? What is our best option?

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . If your your employer is on a non-immigrant visa such as "E 1 or 2 or L-1, then the employer has indeed the rights to hire a foreign national "domestic worker" (nanny, or housekeeper).

    Te foreign worker will be admitted to the US on a B-1 visa and typically given 6 mots at the airport, which can be extended with USCIS by filling g Form I-539. Te foreign worker can also apply for an employment authorization with ISCIS on Form I-539.

    When applying at the consulate an employment contract must be presented.

    If your prospective employer is a USC or green card holder, then he can help you obtain a J-1 visa as an au pair or on a cultural exchange of some sorts.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

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    Answered . What more can be said than what Attorney Behar has said already! I agree.

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 s.ouya@mainalaw.com Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street,... more
  3. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . The family and try and seek H2B visa. it is hard to get since they will have to show temporary nature and specific timelines of this project, which will not be easy to do.

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  4. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . J-1.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more

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