Domestic Employees of U.S. Citizens
Personal or domestic employees who are accompanying or following to join their U.S. citizen employer in the United States may be eligible for the B-1 classification if:
- the employer ordinarily resides outside the United States and is traveling to the United States temporarily, or
- the employer is subject to frequent international transfers lasting two years or more and who, as a condition of employment, is going to reside in the United States for a stay not to exceed four years.
Note: It is not possible to qualify for a B-1 visa if the U.S. citizen employer will reside permanently in the United States, even if the individual concerned has previously been in the citizen's employ abroad.
- The employer-employee relationship must have existed for at least six months prior to the employer's admission to the United States or, alternatively, that the employer has regularly employed a domestic servant in the same capacity while abroad;
- The employee has had at least one year experiences as a personal or domestic servant by producing statements from previous employers attesting to such experience.