Tourists Allowed to Apply for Jobs on Temporary US Visas
Nonimmigrant workers in the United States who have been laid off from their jobs may not be aware that they have options other than leaving the country within 60 days. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that individuals traveling to the US on a B-1 or B-2 business or
tourist visa are now allowed to apply for jobs and even attend interviews while on their temporary visa status.
This is great news for those who are visiting the US for business or leisure and are interested in exploring employment opportunities. However, the USCIS has also reminded job seekers that they must change their
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status before beginning their new job. This means that individuals must apply for and receive a new visa or obtain a change of status to a work visa before starting their new role.
The USCIS encourages all prospective employees to thoroughly research and understand their visa status and eligibility requirements before applying for new
This will help to ensure that job seekers do not unknowingly violate their visa status or immigration laws.
Furthermore, the USCIS notes that nonimmigrant workers who have been laid off or terminated by their previous employer may be eligible for a grace period of up to 60 days to find new employment in the US.