International teachers having a permanent job offer usually apply for an EB-2 or EB-3 visa. A teacher coming to teach at a school that requires at least a Master’s degree applies for an EB-2 visa; a teacher coming to teach at a school that requires a Bachelor’s degree applies for an EB-3 visa.
Immigrant workers (teachers) are distinguished from non-immigrant temporary workers, who have visa limitation for the types and duration of employment. Immigrant workers are virtually the same as American workers. Their employment is for an indefinite period of time, which could be terminated “at-will” for bona fide reasons. There is no obligation for the U.S. employer to hire an immigrant worker for a set period of time. A teacher is different because he or she would normally have a teaching contract.
Teachers Council has been successful for over 18 years in assisting over 1,000 teachers, from countries throughout the world, in obtaining EB2/3 Visas in cooperation with over 100 participating schools. Teachers may either adjust from an F1 or H-1B Visa to EB2/3 or directly apply for the EB2/3 Visa.
The teacher will be able to bring their spouse, who can also work in the U.S., and their children, who will be able to attend school without cost. The teacher and all family members will obtain permanent residency visa (Green Card).