I plan to visit America for approximately 6 weeks. I intend on flying to the US on an ESTA permit, which will allow me the max stay of 90 days but simply to travel for social or business. However, my intentions are to ‘work’. Is it legit to meet with the guys in charge, sign contracts and then apply for a work permit with the contract whilst I am staying in the US.
To begin with it was going to be a low key thing, which meant the US would simply believe I was there visiting, and cash would be in hand. I disagreed with this and not much has been processed since, as apparently a contract will only been shown if I’m there. This is what unsettles me. Am I right to trust this deal?
Another point is of my sisters concern. A major point is the ‘man in charge’ is in fact my sisters partner. She has visited over the past 8-9 months, 4 times, visiting on her ESTA, maxing out two of her ESTAs staying for odd days (roughly 10-25+) and coming back to the UK for very short visits. I have been made aware me travelling with her will make it easier for her to pass through the border. My main concern is whether I am right to follow through with the ESTA permit and follow these plans? My final concern is I have suspicions with the thoughts of my sister and the POE Official may have said something to her on her previous stay in regards to suspicions.