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I have a friend in Brazil that wants to come to the US and be a nanny for my brother.  She wants to stay for about 6 months - learn the language and babysit.  What would be the best way to do this?

Answer
Hi Mindi,

Your friend should apply for a visitor visa (B-2) at the U.S. Consulate in her home country: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1262.html

Please note that a visitor visa does not allow for employment, so your friend should be coming to visit you and your brother and not just be a nanny.

If your friend wants to be legally employed in the U.S., the following website is helpful: http://www.ows.doleta.gov/foreign/perm.asp (as you can see, the labor certification process is very difficult).

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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