How can I help my korean BF to find job? He is a pilot.

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  1. Nahid

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    Hello everyone, I hope you are fine.
    I'm 28 and my boyfriend is 38.
    He used to work in the Korean navy for 10 years as a pilot. He moved to the USA, Texas in 2018 for more training to change his certification as a commercial pilot. It was a little difficult to find a job because of the Covid.
    He couldn't work in US because he needed a working visa.
    He sent his cv to some companies and airlines in Korea or Singapore, but there was no answer.
    So he decided to back to the university in Seoul after 15 years to study Aviation for master's degree.
    These days he is working so hard in a factory as a worker in moving stuff part or 12-13h in a day... just for saving very little money.
    Sometimes I am so sad. He deserves more ... I see how hard he works and studies English and other things, but he can't find a job in the Aviation part.......
    I always support him, no matter what's his job. I don't want to leave him alone in a hard situation.
    Actually, I don't want to put him under pressure or make him stressed....... We already talked clearly and his answer was "If I find a job middle of studying, I will leave university"
    but I'm still so nervous and sad. Because he has funds but this is not enough for saving.....I'm worried about our time passing by nothing.
    it's not easy to move to another country and get a job. If you have any information please help me what can we do?

    commercial multi-engine land ( FAA and ICAO)
    And Instrument rating
    B737NG rating
    Total flight time 1450
    Multi-fight time is 1150 hrs
     
  2. WDD

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    Given the pilot shortage in the US, he could probably be a good candidate for a green card (not enough US Citizens are available to fill the needed vacancies).

    He needs 1500 hours to qualify to be accepted to an airline for on boarding - getting his ATP license. So he is close.

    I have no idea what it would take to immigrate, pass security background check, get the green card, have an airline sponsor your green card, etc.
     
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    With the hours and experience you list, there is no reason he can’t find an aviation job as a corporate pilot or a regional. My guess is he has only applied to the major airlines or you are getting swindled.
     
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    Nahid, you might wish to inquire at pprune.org. Good luck!

    -Roger
     
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  6. TommyG

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    What is his status in the US? Green card, Student Visa?
     
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    If he needs work authorization, he doesn't have a green card. He's probably here on an illegal overstay at this point. There's no provision for "boyfriends" of even US citizens. If he qualifies and the airline has labor approval for the job, come in on an H1B, but that can not be done from in side the US. He needs to have a frank discussion with an immigration attorney before either of you do something that ends up getting him deported or otherwise disqualified from visas.

    Of course, the traditional way if you are a US citizen is to have a bona fide marriage. If he entered legally, he can then adjust status to get a green card and be allowed to work for whoever will hire him.
     
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    She said he’s back in ROK attending college and working.
     
  9. Jeff767

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    If you marry him he gets a green card and would have his pick of regional airlines. He could move to a major airline in a few years.
     
  10. NoHeat

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    That remark is rather nasty. And where did you get that, anyway?

    The BF was clearly stated as being in a university in Seoul, studying for a master’s degree.

    The rest of your post might be useful if the OP is a US national located in the US, but that isn’t actually specified in the OP.
     
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    Nahid, does he have a commercial pilot certificate from the US (blue plastic card, with pictures of the Wright Brothers), and does it have the words “English Proficient” printed on it?

    If so, as others have said, there’s probably a job for him somewhere in the US. Focus on small companies, not major airlines.
     
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    I don’t believe the OP said she was a US citizen. I assumed she was also in Korea.
     
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    I was assuming OP was Korean also and in Korea with said boyfriend.
     
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    I-130 AOS processing times and I-786 EAD times are about 1.5 years and 6-8 months, respectively.

    I don't know any airlines sponsoring H1Bs to fly.

    There is no way to work without your I-9 being filled out as you are not gonna get a SIDA badge without EAD/SSN.

    So no, nothing he can do for about a year even if you start paperwork now.
     
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    Get a new BF? Sorry, I can’t help this dude get a job.
     
  16. pfarber

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    "He moved to the USA, Texas in 2018 for more training to change his certification as a commercial pilot. It was a little difficult to find a job because of the Covid."

    Trying to find work while on a B2 visa is a problem. On a B1 not so much, but I don't see any airline being that needy to even talk to someone who is not a PR or have EAD.

    Parsing 'he moved to the USA' would imply either a J1 school visa or even a B1. But working on a tourist visa can get you a 3-10 year ban. When he applies for SIDA the dates and visa's could cause an issue if someone notices.

    Rule #1 for attempting to legally immigrate: NEVER, EVER, EVER lie to USCIS/DHS
     
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    Not following your comments and/or how they apply. The guy spent time a while ago in the US going to flight school. He never worked in the US. He now lives in South Korea. His GF is South Korean who lives in South Korea.

    Your earlier comments on starting the paperwork now is helpful - seems like the thing to do. Given the pilot shortage, he should be in better shape than others.
     
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    Several regionals and some cargo offer an E3 visa, if that option would work for him. Go Jet, SkyWest, Atlas come to mind.