- Information on Temporary Worker Visas – Know Your Rights
- Information for Employers/Petitioners in the United States
- Salvadoran Workers Seeking Employment in the U.S. through the USAID Economic Competitiveness Project
- Petitioners Seeking to find workers through the USAID Economic Competitiveness Project for El Salvador (ESCP)
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Petitioners Seeking to find workers through the USAID Economic Competitiveness Project for El Salvador (ESCP)
Steps for petitioners to take who wish to work through the Economic Competitiveness Project for El Salvador to find workers.
Step 1. Have an introductory call with ESCP.
U.S. petitioners should contact ESCP at H2Visas@escpvisas.com. ESCP would love to hear about your business and your labor needs and answer any questions you might have on the H-2 visa program or the Salvadoran workforce.
Step 2. Submit required documents.
Petitioners should then submit to ESCP a letter explaining job duties AND an I-797B approval form (if available). ESCP can then start the process of recruiting Salvadoran workers.
Step 3. Approve worker candidates.
ESCP will present petitioners with qualified worker candidates for petitioners’ consideration and approval. Petitioners with questions about candidates may work with ESCP to schedule interviews with particular candidates.
Step 4. U.S. H-2 worker visa applications.
Once petitioners have selected their preferred workers, ESCP will file H2 worker visa applications with the U.S. embassy. ESCP will assist candidates requiring a consular interview at the U.S. embassy.
Step 5. COVID-19 test.
Workers who successfully obtain a U.S. visa will require a COVID-19 test prior to traveling to the United States. ESCP will schedule the COVID-19 test on behalf of the workers.
Step 6. Workers receive their passports and visas.
When the passports with the printed visas are returned to the worker, ESCP will provide petitioners with a scanned copy of the passport and visa so petitioners can book airline tickets. If preferred, ESCP can refer petitioners to a trusted travel partner in the United States that can organize travel on behalf of petitioners.