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?
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.
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