Can I hire someone from the Philippines to work as a live-in nanny in the US under an H-2B visa?

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Can I hire someone from the Philippines to work as a live-in nanny in the US under an H-2B visa?

Is 1 year the maximum amount of time that she would be able to stay? If so, what route should we go for a more permanent timeframe?

Asked on October 21, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Missouri

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The H-2B visa that you have written about allows a non resident American to work temporarily for a United States employer in a non-agricultural field. The time period is less than a year. As such, most likely the H-2B visa if issued to the nanny will allow you to legally employ the nanny for a period for less than one year.


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