Sometimes a contract can finish early leaving you little time to prepare for finding a new job. The D10 visa was created for this purpose. A D10 visa is nicknamed the “job-search visa” and it allows candidates exactly that: the ability to remain in the country while searching for new employment.
D10 visas are valid for 6 months. If you have get a new teaching job with this visa, you must transfer your visa to E2 status at least 2 weeks before your contract begins. Those that are on a D10 Employment searching visa have a specific set of steps that they need to take in order to complete the E2 visa transfer process. Those on a D10 visa must go to immigration before their ARC expires as well as BEFORE their contract begins. This process will take about 2 weeks until your status will be transferred.
Below is a complete list of steps to obtain your E2 Visa if you are transferring from D10 status.