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My friend is a mechanic ( 15 yrs experience and extensive training ) from Switzerland visited multiply times and was here a couple of years ago on a J1 visa returned home and has returned a few times since then.

He was offered a job at a dealership , because he specifically works on diesel trucks and that what they were looking for, he told the employer that he is willing to pay for the process he went to a few consultations and they are all charging over $4000.00, so I was thinking to we could maybe do it ourselves , the lawyers did state that everything looks great.

I guess we are trying to figure out where to start also we read somewhere that the company has to pay and it has to be done through a lawyer hired by the company , Is this true ?

Can someone give us a step by step idea of what to do ?

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May be tricky to get, H1 visas are for bringing people with skill sets that are in short supply domestically, I don't think diesel truck mechanics are in short supply in the domestic work force.

Yes employer files the petition, and may have to make a case why they could not find a qualified worker domestically.


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Here is some pretty good info:

http://www.h1base.com/content/h1bvisa

Also, H1B is a limited # of visas - usually the yearly quota is full in a day or so of the application period opening.

There are other types of visas for work:

http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Resources/E1en.pdf


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Does he have a degree, does the job require a degree?

A mechanic would be a hard sell for a H1b, an engineer less so.

The Employer is required to pay for most of the fees, did not the Lawyers mention that?


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