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Hello everyone,

I was wondering if someone could help me with a few certains and questions..

My aunt owns a restaurant in the US and she wanted to petition for a few people (families ) that livea in jamaica to come and work in the restaurant. ..what are the forms ,documents and requirements to go about doing that?

And what is the process like..does a visa like this take long to process ?

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I met a chef that came over on a L, but the usual visa would be H1b


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I don't think the H1-B will work for all because you the position must require at least higher education, equivalent experience or to be a fashion model. I don't think there is a visa that would work here, but maybe someone will come along and help you out.


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I don't think the H1-B will work for all because you the position must require at least higher education, equivalent experience or to be a fashion model. I don't think there is a visa that would work here, but maybe someone will come along and help you out.

Chefs have higher education.


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If OP's aunt is planning to bring family members that are qualified chefs to work in the restaurant, she can use H1-Bs.


May 29th, 2015 - Sent AOS package

June 1, 2015 - Package received by USCIS

June 4, 2015 - Biometrics Fee Accepted

June 20, 2015 - Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

June 30, 2015 - Biometrics Appointment

August 6, 2015 - I-131 approved

August 6, 2015 - Your card was ordered

August 7, 2015 - I-765 approved

August 20, 2015 - EAD received

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A established business showing all tax paid & insurances

Cannot find an employee in the US (maybe one expert chef at JA cooking) could fly, not a few

H1B requires high educational standard ( Ask an atty about work visa),

The company will need an atty to deal with the labor dept...can be very expensive

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Nope, but the OP never came back.


Nope, but the OP never came back.


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