4:42 PM ET Mon, 19 Jan 2020 14:40:30 Toyota Visa renewal applications for Toyota cars in the United States, Mexico, and Canada have been filed with the Department of Homeland Security.
The documents will be reviewed by the agency’s Office of Commercial and Business Processing, which handles applications from foreign entities.
“We continue to see the benefits of a broad range of visa categories to enhance the economic and social impact of our businesses in the U..
S.,” Toyota said in a statement.
Toyota said it would apply for Toyota visa renewals through the Office of Visa and Immigration.
The automaker said the application process is open to anyone in the world who is interested in being a Toyota driver.
Toyota’s application has received the highest level of attention for its appeal to Mexicans.
In March, Toyota’s chief financial officer, Akira Tsuda, announced that the company would be expanding its U.s. operations by investing $400 million in an expansion of its U-M campus, a move that was seen as a sign of Toyota’s growing ambitions.
Toyota also said in its announcement that it would hire 5,000 new drivers to support its new global operations.
Toyota has not provided details on the criteria that it uses for visa renewations.
In an April article for CNBC, Toyota said the company was applying for visas for up to 300,000 foreign nationals who had not previously applied for one.
Toyota is a member of the Toyota Expatriate Visa Program, which offers visas for people from other countries who are members of Toyota or are eligible to work in the automotive industry in the Americas.
The program allows foreign nationals to work on Toyota plants and service vehicles, according to the Toyota website.
The company also said it was seeking to hire 500,000 additional drivers in the US, as it has over the past few years.
Toyota does not release its foreign driver counts.
Toyota announced its expansion plans in the third quarter of 2016, saying that it was expanding its workforce and investing in the Toyota plant in Monterrey, Mexico.