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Hello,

A gym in New York State is willing to sponsor me to work as a personal trainer, and they are figuring out what they need to do on their end. I'm trying to figure out what to do on my end AND there end, so I can let them know.

Can anybody help? I'm due back in the UK next week so it's good timing, as I'm pretty sure there are things I need to do at embassies there etc.

I'm throwing this out there straight away as I want to get this done ASAP, I will start my research also! Any help to speed this up would be amazing !

Thank you ! Tom

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Personal Trainer, I doubt you will get a work visa for that. An EB3 maybe...... But I doubt there is no shortage of local personal trainers in New York State.

look here

https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/working-us

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hi

for sure, they have to hire an attorney and I don't think you have a real chance, they'd have to prove that there is nobody that can do your work, and there are tons of personal trainers already in the US, that are USC or residents,

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As stated, that's unlikely. "Personal trainers" are a dime-a-dozen almost everywhere.


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You don't need to do a thing. They do all the work. There's nothing you can do. The gym management must convince the immigration authorities that it is absolutely necessary to hire a foreignor who doesn't live in the country to do the job. I also find it unlikely that a gym is willing to go to such lengths to hire someone from overseas and all the paperwork and expense that it entails when there are plenty of perfectly experienced and qualified personal trainers who live in the USA who could start next week and would cost nothing to get on the payroll.

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Thanks for your replies, and I understand personal trainers are not brain surgeons and are not hard to come by.

However I am a specialist trainer, and have specific qualifications in a certain field. Does this help at all?

He's contacting his corporate office, who have not declined the idea (like a lot have so far), and he just wanted me to give him an idea.

I also said I would cover the cost of filing forms etc

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hi

nope, you can't do that, you shouldn't have said anything before asking, they are the ones filing for you, they have to cover all the costs, hire an attorney and pay thousands of dollars for you

still there are a lot of personal trainers that can do your job

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This is actually the third time the OP has asked this question.

OP, the rules are still the same. You apply for nothing. There is no paperwork or anything you can do. Everything has to come from the employer's side. If they want you to work for them badly enough then they will find the answers they need or pay an immigration attorney to provide the answers they need.

You would be much better off sticking to the K-1.

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How will they prove no one in the US is qualified and looking for employment who can do what you can? Why would they spend thousands (and yes it is thousands) of dollars to allow you to apply for a work visa? They have to pay all the costs associated with the visa, if you pay anything you will lose the visa (provided you get one) and they will be fined.

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It's just not going to happen.


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15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
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319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
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Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

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Gym have to start the process, Commonly a good Immigration lawyer knows if there is or not a case. they will need to ask you for information and evidence that can show your special qualifications. who knows, things happens.

Recently an artistic painter that i know received his GC and an spanish teacher received her work authorization, in both cases based on sponsorship

so the first step is to define with the gym if they will move forward with this process

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Gym have to start the process, Commonly a good Immigration lawyer knows if there is or not a case. they will need to ask you for information and evidence that can show your special qualifications. who knows, things happens.

Recently an artistic painter that i know received his GC and an spanish teacher received her work authorization, in both cases based on sponsorship

so the first step is to define with the gym if they will move forward with this process

Thank you for your response! What is a GC if you don't mind me asking?

And I would need to show the lawyer my certifications or corporate office at the gym?

All I know is they're very keen so they may be willing to go for it. I just wanted to get all the information I could before I got back to them a second time.

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