• Welcome to PlumbersForums.net - The international free plumbing advice forum. Professional plumbers sharing advice with fellow plumbers and DIY alike. Register for free today! - Checkout the Plumbing Advice forum and then our Plumbing Videos area which still needs populating.

Discuss What qualifications will I need when I entering the us for work? in the USA Plumbing Advice Forum area at PlumbersForums.net

L

Liam saxton

Hi, I’m a uk resident with plenty of plumbing and heating qualifications. However I was wondering what kind of qualifications are required for installing and servicing your warm air heaters? Thankyou in advance!
 

Enthalpy

Messages
7
The first requirement is US citizenship or a visa that allows work.

A list of visas is available on britishexpats.com under the heading:
Pulaski's Ways: How to Live and Work in the USA​

In summary, qualifications for installing and servicing warm air heaters won't get a visa to work in the USA.
 

snowhead

Esteemed
Plumber
Messages
3,474
The chances of an ordinary U.K Trades / Craftsperson getting employment in the U.S are as close to ZERO as you could possibly get.

The over-riding rule is, "Can a U.S employer find a U.S Citizen for the job"
In the case of trades or ordinary jobs the answer is yes they can.

There are exceptions if the skills required for the job are very specific and in short supply as in the case of my Son who is living and working there.
He only got a Visa as he was a Manager / Executive in the U.K for a company who also have offices in the U.S so in effect he was transfering.

But it still wasn't easy, his employer had to provide hard evidence that they had tried to find a U.S Citizen to do the job, which they did have as they had been looking for 2 years.
Visas are tied to the employer, loose your job and you have to leave the Country and re apply for a new Visa for a different job.

Visa's have a maximium limited time, 5 to 7 years I believe and unless you apply for a Green Card (Permanent Resident Card) you have to get out the Country when the Visa expires.
You then need to have been a Green Card holder for a certain time before you can apply for Citizenship.

My Son has had a Green Card application in for well over 2 years, being paid for by his employer at a cost including legal fees of around $20000.
 

Lou

-
Staff member
Esteemed
Admin
Messages
759
It is very difficult to emigrate to the US from the UK I believe. Perhaps President Biden will make some changes.
 

Reply to What qualifications will I need when I entering the us for work? in the USA Plumbing Advice Forum area at PlumbersForums.net

Similar threads

E
  • Question
Whoever did the underfloor has totally shafted you. Connections to manifold after pump, additional 2 port valve for control. You say it runs...
Replies
1
Views
276
SimonG
SimonG
E
  • Question
Take the advice of whoever actually is there to see your system over me replying from a distance, but you can always throw the idea out there, and...
Replies
16
Views
606
Ric2013
R
G
About Us: Gas safe registered and Green Deal Approved, Absolute Plumbing and Gas Solutions Ltd are a leading provider of plumbing, boiler and...
Replies
0
Views
326
Garylapthorne
G
B
Check for blockage in down feed where it meets the system. Beware there there may be an old anti gravity valve in the heating return pipework that...
Replies
12
Views
4K
V
D
@Brambles I had spotted the piping by the system pump and was a tad confused to be honest.
Replies
15
Views
1K
SJB060685
SJB060685

Newest Threads (Please Reply)

Search Forum

Top