In response to Kenya’s growing unemployment problems, many Kenyans are devising innovative ways to secure jobs in the United States while living in Nairobi.
A most recent method involves getting a US phone number to open a bank account, which allows you to apply for remote US roles that favor local candidates.
Applicants then create profiles on job recruiting sites and apply while posing as a US citizen. Aerial view of the city of Nairobi.
It costs about Ksh 12,852 (USD 90) to open a bank account and Ksh 7,140 (USD 50) is deposited after registration. Legality Research by Kenyans.co.ke shows that it is perfectly legal to have a virtual US phone number from abroad.
In some cases, companies based in Europe or even Africa that want to sell their services to people living in the United States are encouraged to set up a virtual phone number to make the whole process easier.
As a result, some technicians have created services designed to help those interested in obtaining foreign phone numbers. Some consultants require ID and proof of address from their clients before proceeding with the process. US companies want to hire people with local phone numbers to facilitate communication without paying extra for international calls, according to service providers. ”
Setting up a traditional phone line for international or local US calls would be much more expensive because it would require more paper and equipment than it’s worth,” suggested one provider. “The big advantage of setting up a virtual US virtual number is that you and your customers don’t have to worry about international calling costs.” bank account However, getting a bank account abroad can be tedious, as most traditional banks require the applicant to appear in person. The applicant must also present one of the following documents: a valid foreign passport, the foreigner’s identity code from the green card, border crossing card DSP-150 with photo, consular card (CID) or identity card issued by the home. country origin, in this case Kenya.
However, individuals located outside the United States apply for online accounts and use the services of brokers to help them apply and submit their information online.
Alternatively, applicants can open accounts at US banks with international branches, but must have large initial deposits. An alternative way to invest However, Kenyans have the option of obtaining a “golden visa” (or EB5 visa), which allows its holders to live and invest in the United States (US) without extensive requirements.
The owner also gets the opportunity to study in America, engage in other profitable activities and retire. The visa holder does not need to work in the United States to obtain an EB5 visa, but as a pre-qualification condition, the individual must make a substantial investment in the United States.
“To get this visa, you must invest at least 105 million kroner ($800,000) in an American company and create at least 10 American jobs,” the Visa Guide explained on its website.