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SiebeRozendal comments on Hi, I'm Holden Karnofsky. AMA about jobs at Open Philanthropy - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: SiebeRozendal 26 March 2018 05:31:24PM 6 points [-]

A quick Google search gave me the impression that it isn't very easy to get a work visa in the US even though it will be sponsored. Is this correct, and do you have stronger requirements for non-US applicants because they'll be less likely to actually be able to work for you? (I'm completely unfamiliar with the visa system)

Comment author: HoldenKarnofsky 26 March 2018 06:36:35PM 2 points [-]

We don't control the visa process and can't ensure that people will get sponsorship. We don't expect sponsorship requirements to be a major factor for us in deciding which applicants to move forward with.

Comment author: rjmk 02 May 2018 08:44:12PM 1 point [-]

Thanks for the response. I understand OPP doesn't control the visa process, but do you have a rough sense of how likely a successful applicant would be to get a visa after being sponsored, or is it a complete unknown?

Comment author: lukeprog 02 May 2018 10:43:33PM 0 points [-]

Unfortunately the likelihood is still pretty unclear to us at this point, and the available options vary a fair bit by applicant, depending on which country they're from, whether they recently graduated from undergrad or graduate school, and other factors.