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Availability of work to foreign pilots?

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I want to train and become a pilot, and develop my career in the US. I am a UK based national, is it true in saying that the only way for me to train and get a job here in the states is to get a green card, either through marrying a US citizen or converting a h1b visa. Also how common is it for regional American Airlines to hire foreign pilots on h1b visas, considering the shortage of pilots willing to work on low wages at regionals. Thanks

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  1. fdzaviation on Nov 07, 2017

    Same scenario as you, Mexican citizen here. Yes you must get a green card via Spouse to be able to be hired to fly legally in the states. If you only have a B1/H1 visa employers won’t get in the trouble of an immigration process for anyone. Been there, done that.

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