I work for my employer in a telecommute capacity. He's based in the USA and I'm in South Africa (I was in the UK but my work visa ended there).
Due to a whole number of reasons, mostly surrounding my personal circumstances, I would like to approach my employer about sponsoring me for a work visa to work for his company on site in the USA. I have looked at the requirements and I do meet the criteria as a specialised worker. However, this will be an expensive and lengthy process for him to go through on my behalf, and I have no idea if he would want to even consider it.
I also do not know how much detail to go into regarding my personal circumstances. South Africa is politically unstable and I really would like to make a new future for myself and my daughter. I recently got out of an abusive relationship and starting a new life at the other end of the world would be a welcome change.
I have a great relationship with my employer but have no idea how to go about determining if this is something he'd consider,or exactly how much detail to give regarding my reasoning for wanting to move. Is this kind of conversation even appropriate for me to start? How do I go about finding out if it's something he would consider?