Overseas application to CSI Jobs in the USA

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Overseas application to CSI Jobs in the USA

Kat
I am a student from South Africa and will have completed my degree in Biomedical Sciences at the end of this year, next year I plan on studying a Forensic Science honours course. The jobs under the employment section, will these be viable for applicants from other countries? And if so, what specific tests would I need to complete in order to be considered?

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Re: Overseas application to CSI Jobs in the USA

Steve Staggs
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Kat—

It is possible, but first you must have legal status to work in the United States (almost all the jobs listed are in the United States).

To work as a non-permanent resident in the United States you would have to find an employer who will sponsor you for a temporary worker visa for a job opening they have. Since there are a lot of USA citizens applying for the CSI and forensic jobs, it will be difficult for you to get an agency to go to the trouble of sponsoring you unless you have a lot of experience or a speciality they really want. And most agencies want career employees, not temporary workers.

Another way to work legally in the United States would be to get a Green Card (Permanent Residence). It is possible to get a Green Card through a job offer. (You may be eligible to become a permanent resident based on an offer of permanent employment in the United States. Most categories require an employer to get a labor certification and then file a Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, for you.)

Meanwhile, here is a listing of over 250 Crime Scene Investigator and Forensic Scientist jobs in the United States (the most complete listing on the internet).

Kat wrote
I am a student from South Africa and will have completed my degree in Biomedical Sciences at the end of this year, next year I plan on studying a Forensic Science honours course. The jobs under the employment section, will these be viable for applicants from other countries? And if so, what specific tests would I need to complete in order to be considered? Thanks
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