- Information for H-2 Visa Applicants
- 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)
Salvadoran Workers Seeking Employment in the U.S. through the USAID Economic Competitiveness Project for El Salvador (ESCP)
Steps for workers to take who wish to work through the Economic Competitiveness Project for El Salvador to find employment.
Step 2. Application review.
ESCP will review your application, background, and skills. If you are eligible for an available job opportunity, you will receive an invitation to an online meeting.
Step 3. Attend an online meeting.
Attend the online meeting and learn more about the program. If you are still interested in seeking employment in the United States through ESCP after the meeting, you will need to submit additional information via the online platform. You will receive instructions on how to do so.
Step 4. Second application review and personal interview.
ESCP will again review your application and information. If you are approved to advance further in the process, you will be contacted to set up a personal interview.
Step 5. Complete a background check.
If you successfully pass the personal interview, ESCP will conduct a background check, which will require you to submit any relevant criminal record documents and pass a psychometric test.
Step 6. U.S. employer review.
If you successfully pass the background check, your profile will be sent to potential employers in the United States to evaluate your suitability. You may be scheduled for an interview with representatives of potential employers at this stage.
Step 7. Visa application initiated.
Applicants who are successfully matched with an employer in the United States will need an H-2 visa. ESCP will initiate the visa application on your behalf.
Step 8. Pay visa application fee.
As part of the visa application process, you will need to pay the $190 application fee via debit card or via Punto Express.
Step 9. Submit passport as part of application package to embassy.
Submit your passport and visa application fee receipt to ESCP. ESCP will send your passport, receipt, and all other documentation to Cargo Expreso, which will then send your entire visa application package to the U.S. embassy. The embassy will contact you if further information is required to complete your visa application.
Step 10. Collect passport and visa.
Cargo Express will contact you to inform you how to collect both your passport and visa if the visa is approved. If your visa is not approved, Cargo Express will contact you to inform you how to collect your passport.
Step 11. 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 your behalf.
Step 12. Air travel.
Your employer will book airline tickets and inform you when you will depart for the United States. You will also be escorted to the airport and, if needed, will receive assistance with checking in for your flight.
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