L-3 Visa

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The L visa is for professionals (designers, architects, engineers) who are seeking employment in Canada. Applicants must prove that their employer will be able to provide adequate supervision while they are working here, as well as proof of sufficient income.

The L visa is good for one year and can be renewed once it has expired. If you overstay your L visa, there may be penalties. You could also face deportation if you no longer have status under this program.

Given all these risks, make sure you leave Australia and Europe at least two months before applying for an L visa in Canada!

Topic and sentence structure: How to apply for an L visa
Information about how to apply for an L visa in Canada.

Who can get a L-3 visa?

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An individual may be eligible for an F1 visa if they are enrolled in a degree program at a school that is approved to grant academic degrees. The student must also prove he or she has sufficient money to fund their studies while here, as well as living expenses while attending class.

Individuals with active employment visas (such as H-1B or O-1) do not have to apply for an F1 visa. They can instead use their current visa to enter America as long as they present this new visa when traveling or working within the United States.

How can I get a L-3 visa?

In some cases, employers may be able to hire you directly as an employee instead of using a staffing agency or recruiter. This is called direct hiring. An employer that wishes to employ someone under this program must first obtain what’s known as a nonimmigrant work visa for that person.

Typically these visas are either a B1/B2 business visitor visa (for short term visits) or H-1B dependent worker visa (for longer term employment). The former is typically used when there is not enough time to coordinate with a staffing company, while the latter is more common when that happens.

The difference between the two is just how long the individual will be in the country. With the H-1B visa, the applicant has to return home at the end of the stay, so they cannot live in the US indefinitely while on it. That isn’t always the case with a business visit visa.

So how does one go about getting their own visa? There are several ways to do this. Some people have success doing it through a friend or family member who already has a working visa, but there are other routes as well.

What are the requirements for a L-3 visa?

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To qualify you must have at least one full years’ residency in Australia and be able to prove that your employment is appropriate for skilled or professional work.

You will also need to show that you have adequate funds to support yourself while you live and travel in Australia, as well as proof of health coverage.

It's important to note that if you don't meet these qualifications after two months in Australia you may not be allowed to remain, so it is best to check out early!

Once again, we can help you find the right solution for staying in Australia.

Who is not allowed to get a L-3 visa?

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Being able to prove that you have enough money to support yourself while in Canada is one of the most important things when applying for a non-work visa like the L-3.

This can be done through having two sources, one must be your own savings and the other must show income. Sources such as bank accounts, house payments, or proof of employment are acceptable.

It is very important to make sure that these documents do not contain any references to business loans or investment properties!

Any debts related to running a business or owning real estate will not work because you would be using them to prove your income.

What are the consequences of not getting a L-3 visa?

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An individual who does not have an approved employment opportunity will be repatriated or deported depending on whether they have proper documents to back out of their departure.

There is a two week grace period for individuals to gather necessary documentation, so it is best to begin planning early.

It is important to note that if you do not have adequate proof of funds to return home, then you will likely be detained while looking for such evidence.

You may also run into issues at your destination country due to lack of proof of residence or health insurance.

What should I tell my family?

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It is very important to be honest with your family about why you need this visa. Do not worry if they do not understand everything, as most people are familiar with the term “work” or “business” but may not know what else the word "visa" means.

It is easy to assume that once you have an employment contract, then you can come into the country for work. This is definitely false! You must have permission to enter the country while on business before you can start working here.

This permission is called a visa and it is given to only certain individuals and classes of visas. The type of l-3 visa that is being discussed in this article is known as a Business Traveler VISA. If you get this kind of visa, you are able to stay in Australia for up to three months at a time.

During this time, you can look for work and there is no limit to how many jobs you can hold while on visitor status.

What should I tell my friends?

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If you are in this situation, there is something that you can do to stay in the country. You can tell your friend that you have received an invite as a guest or for attending a conference or event and that it has sparked your interest. So, they may be able to help you out by telling you about the visa process if you both agree that you want to remain in the country!

If they ask why you need a visa, tell them because you will be visiting for a limited time (usually around two weeks) and you want to give some presentations during your visit. They can say that it has nothing to do with their company, and that they will not get paid anything for referring you so it is not sponsored.

What should I tell my job coach?

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It is very important to be honest with your career advisor about your employment situation, including if you are being asked to do something that is illegal or unethical.

If you feel that you can’t go through with asking for an l-3 visa because of this, then don’t!

The chances are high that you have already done so and it has been denied. If this happens again, you will be forced into doing what they ask of you anyway – which could potentially put yourself in even more danger.