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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada

Hi All,

I have a question for you. My brother is mentally ill; he has paranoia. It has subsided with medication over the years and now he wants to get a job in the United States. He has a law degree from England, but cannot practice in Canada or the USA. A family friend has offered to give him a job at his Law firm. Not quite sure what the job would entail, research, paralegal type stuff? Anyways, I want to know what chance does he have of getting a part time or full time (although I'm not sure that he could handle full time) work visa on a H1-B? Would the illness come into question at any point? Also, does anyone know if there is any way he could qualify for health insurance if he does get a job?

Thanks, any advice would be greatly appreciates.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales

For an H the job requires a law degree.

If the employer is a lawyer then I am sure he would have a handle on the requirements.

Presumably he would have insurance through his employer?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India

Yes his friend will have to file for H visa, and yes chances are illness can come in question.

First question would be if you have law degree from UK, why would u want to work in US where you cannot practice?

For him either his employeer or himself will have to provide the insurance cover, I am sure you are well aware medical care is not free in US as compared to UK, he might even want to think on that before he moves how much will he have to spend on the medicene and treatment in US.

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