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# Visa question

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16 Jul 2008, 10:24
When international students graduate from an MBA and decide to work for a US company, on what type of visa / arrangement will they be working? Moreover, are the spouses / SO allowed to work? Is there a difference between spouses and SO on that point of view?

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16 Jul 2008, 13:18
hey audio

i think you need a h1b working visa to work here in US. and your spouse/so are not allowed to work~
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16 Jul 2008, 13:52
Most international students will need to get sponsored for an H1-B visa, citizens of Mexico and Canada can get a TN visa.

Dependents of H1-B visa holds can qualify for an H-4 visa, which allows them to reside in the US, but not to work. Note, your dependents are only your children and your spouse, girlfriends/boyfriends don't count. They would have to arrange their own visas themselves.

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16 Jul 2008, 19:06
You could start on an OPT which allows you to work for one year than your firm would sponsor and H1B and then a green card. It took me 5 years to get through the whole process from F1 to Green Card.
Re: Visa question   [#permalink] 16 Jul 2008, 19:06
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