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Hi all, 

 

Anyone want to share their experience applying to US remote jobs from out of the country?

 

I am a US citizen currently in Brazil. My husband's greencard process was almost over, but then covid-19 happened so we're stuck here longer. I am applying to remote jobs that are open to applicants worldwide, but was wondering if it's also worth applying to ones that are only available in the US.

 

I know that it'll depend on the company to decide if they want to hire an American out of the country temporarily, but l'm genuinely confused between thinking that I should do it anyway to feeling that I'll just be wasting my time applying.

 

If anyone can share their input or experience with me, it would be super appreciated by this confused job seeker.

 

Some bg info: I am working FT in Brazil for a Brazilian company, so I have authorization to work in both countries. We're hoping to be in the US as soon as possible.

 

Thanks

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40 minutes ago, Greentea84 said:

I am applying to remote jobs that are open to applicants worldwide, but was wondering if it's also worth applying to ones that are only available in the US

I think it's fair to apply to US based companies, if you are a US citizen then it should not be an issue with work authorization and if you're planning to eventually relocate back to the US, then it makes even more sense.


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I am a US citizen living in the UK and moving back to the States with my British husband and British/American children.  I've been applying for both remote working and state-based jobs and have had several interviews via Zoom, but most of the challenge for me is that we don't have a firm date for when we will be stateside as COVID has delayed my husband getting an interview date.  I've just had to turn a job down because they wanted me to start on 4th September and I don't think I can be there by then.  You should most certainly apply for jobs in the US, but unless you can go ahead of your husband or have a firm date for when you will be in the States, it is a lot less likely that you will be able to find something now.

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4 hours ago, The4Sands said:

I am a US citizen living in the UK and moving back to the States with my British husband and British/American children.  I've been applying for both remote working and state-based jobs and have had several interviews via Zoom, but most of the challenge for me is that we don't have a firm date for when we will be stateside as COVID has delayed my husband getting an interview date.  I've just had to turn a job down because they wanted me to start on 4th September and I don't think I can be there by then.  You should most certainly apply for jobs in the US, but unless you can go ahead of your husband or have a firm date for when you will be in the States, it is a lot less likely that you will be able to find something now.

Thanks for sharing your story with me. All we're waiting on is an interview date as well. Very frustrating. I'm focusing solely on remote jobs and will only consider on-site jobs once I'm back. Just to understand, even the remote jobs are requiring you to be in the States?

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1 minute ago, Greentea84 said:

Thanks for sharing your story with me. All we're waiting on is an interview date as well. Very frustrating. I'm focusing solely on remote jobs and will only consider on-site jobs once I'm back. Just to understand, even the remote jobs are requiring you to be in the States?

No, not to the remote ones.  But the remote ones I've looked in to don't offer any health insurance, and they don't pay enough for me to afford it out of pocket so they've been no-go's for me.  If you can find a good remote job, I think that would be perfect for someone trying to immigrate.

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4 hours ago, The4Sands said:

No, not to the remote ones.  But the remote ones I've looked in to don't offer any health insurance, and they don't pay enough for me to afford it out of pocket so they've been no-go's for me.  If you can find a good remote job, I think that would be perfect for someone trying to immigrate.

The Brazilian currency is extremely weak, so earning a so-so salary with a US remote job is actually way more worth it for me. Good luck with the interview and the job search 🍀

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Sweden
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We're living abroad at the moment and I was lucky to get a job with a US-based company, doing financial work remotely.

However, because of the international tax laws and so forth with employees, I'm at the moment a contractor and just billing the company for my hours.

Then when we get stateside, they will hire me on as a FTE.

 

That was our solution to get a remote job in the US. But this company is 100% remote with some employees actually living in other countries. So it can happen.

I suggest flexjobs.com, that helped me!

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