P-3 Visa Application

By Tiara

A personal business trip is much more complicated than just going for a vacation, you have to apply for your visa! This process requires you to be able to prove that you will return from your trip after it has been completed, as well as show proof of an adequate amount of money to spend while away.

If you do not have enough money to travel or plan to stay in another country longer than two weeks, then you should not go on this trip, because you would likely run out of funds if you need to visit someone or take transportation. It’s better to save yourself some stress and wait until you are financially stable.

Some countries may deny your entry if they find out you don’t have enough money to back up your trip, so please make sure you check into this early! Thankfully, there are many ways to prepare for your visa before you leave home, but still, being aware of what things can cost abroad is important too.

Making sure you are prepared for any situations is key to avoid problems with your visa.

Your company will apply in person at the embassy or consulate

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Even though you’ll be doing most of the work for your employer, it is important to know that this process can be both time consuming and complicated, especially if you are not familiar with how visa applications are conducted.

Most employers have their own internal procedures they follow when completing an employment-based visa application. This could include having staff members complete different parts of the form depending on their level of experience, or having someone else do the job.

In some cases, the employee being sponsored by your organization may also need to provide additional documents and proof before the consular officer will approve them as a dependant.

It is very helpful to prepare for the application ahead of time so that everything is ready when you meet with the officials.

Your company will apply through a visa consulting company

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There are several good reasons to use a professional service for your visa application. First, these companies have extensive knowledge of immigration procedures and systems.

They know what documents you need to include in your file, and which ones can be scanned or uploaded electronically. Some even help coordinate interviews if needed!

Second, many do not charge large fees for their services. In fact, some offer free applications and consultations.

Third, most have relationships with various embassies and consulate offices around the world. This helps ensure that your paperwork is processed quickly and correctly.

It also gives you time to focus on other things while they take care of the rest! And finally, working with a trusted company lowers your stress level- something we all could use after this process.

The two main providers of such visas are VisitUSA.org and eVisaDeals.com. Both offer cost effective solutions that work best for your situation. “Visit” means coming into the United States as a tourist; “work” means staying here longer than six months.

Your company will apply online at the US Department of State website

Like most applications for visas, your company will need to be prepared to provide lots of proof that you and/or your organization exist and are legitimate.

Just like when you’re applying for a job, this includes offering proof of your identity, employment certification, documents confirming your position with the organization, and evidence proving your legal right to work in the United States or Canada.

For employers that hire seasonal workers every year, these applications go through what is called “rolling review” where only parts of the application are updated to match current seasons and staffing needs.

You must submit your application before your visa expires

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After submitting your application, you have one week to send it off to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This is referred to as the “application deadline” or “deadline for receipt of application materials.”

It is very important to make sure that you know when this deadline is so that you do not overextend yourself. The USCIS website lists all deadlines in its Application Processing section.

This two-week window can be tricky if you are traveling during this time because you will need to re-apply for the visa after arriving in the United States!

If possible, apply online to reduce the stress of having to pack up and mail your documents. That way you do not have to worry about sending them until later since it has been done automatically. Only use trusted applications like VISA FEST or EZViz, both of which are free to use.

There are fees involved

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Along with requiring you to have enough money for your new life, most employers require you to be able to prove that you have at least 2 months’ worth of income before they will sponsor you for work visa status.

This is known as the ‘employment guarantee’ clause and it means that you can’t apply until you have found this guaranteed job. It also means that if you are unable to find such an employment position then you risk being left without even a short stay in Canada!

There is no fee to apply for Canadian permanent resident (PR) or temporary resident (TR) visas, but there ARE application fees for other types of non-immigrant visas. Find out more about these here.

Be aware of the visa requirements

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As mentioned before, to be able to work in Canada as an international student, you will need to have adequate skills or qualifications that make you eligible for employment here.

You do not require a working visa if your program is fully funded by scholarships or grants from Canadian organizations such as universities. Programs like this are called out-of-field studies and can include anything such as business, art, music, language, etc.

By having these programs, companies offer workers positions within those fields so they must accept you as a qualified individual. It’s up to you to convince them that you belong there!

If you don’t fit into any of those categories then you will still need to apply for a student visa. A student visa allows you to live and study in Canada but does not allow you to work.

Know the risks and rewards of applying for a visa

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As mentioned before, if you are an international student looking to live in the United States longer than six months, there is a process you must go through called the F-1 Student Visa.

This process includes having your health insurance verified, proof that you have money to pay bills while here, as well as evidence that you will return home after your stay in America is over.

There are several ways to gain access to this information, so make sure to do your research online and from trusted sources.

It’s also important to remember that it is not too early to begin gathering these documents, even though you may be waiting until later on in the application process.

Start prepping now to ensure that you don’t run into any major roadblocks when you come time to apply.

Consult a visa consulting company

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As mentioned before, it is best to work with professional help when applying for visas. There are many companies that offer such services, but here are some tips to make sure you are getting the most accurate information from your consultant.

First, Make Sure They Are Registered With The Immigration Department

This is very important as only registered consultants can apply for visas on your behalf! Many firms simply take advantage of this by using fake names or even ones they have made up themselves. It is your responsibility to check if their registration has expired or not, so do not pay anyone to prepare your documents unless they have been verified.