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Old Nov 9th 2017, 10:25 pm   #1
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Wanting to move to Texas so many questions !

Hi I want wondering if any one can help me I’m looking in to moving to Texas and I need to know how to do it what you need ect.
My husbands step dad is amarican and has family out there. Can they sponser us?
Do you need a job before you move out there ?
My hubby said he thinks you need Money to move out there ( loads in your account)
Is it easy to get a morgtage? How do you get one? What do you need to move there?
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Old Nov 9th 2017, 10:51 pm   #2
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Your starting point is going to be Pulaski Simplified : British Expat Wiki

The USA is one of the hardest places to move to. I’m sure someone more knowledable will be along soon but I understood that family sponsorships were a long time of waiting. Like, 10 years plus of waiting. Like I said, someone more knowledable will be sure to stop on over.

Until you can think of a reasonable way to get a visa, your other questions are mute really.
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You have a lot of questions, and unless you are able to get a visa most of them are irrelevant, so let's take one step at a time.

First of all, read this, and see which, if any, of the routes to a visa apply to either you or your husband.

You best chance is probably you husband's step dad - can you fill in more details as to the circumstances:

Where does his step dad live?
Is he still married to your husband's mother? And where does she live? Is she a US citizen?

If your mother in-law is a US citizen who is living in the US then she can sponsor her son, and his family. It will take around 10-14 years.

When did you husband's step dad become his step dad? Even if it was when your husband was still less than 18 I don't think it helps unless your husband's stepfather actually adopted your husband.

If we can find a route to a visa, then we can look at your other questions.
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You have a lot of questions, and unless you are able to get a visa most of them are irrelevant, so let's take one step at a time.

First of all, read this, and see which, if any, of the routes to a visa apply to either you or your husband.

You best chance is probably you husband's step dad - can you fill in more details as to the circumstances:

Where does his step dad live?
Is he still married to your husband's mother? And where does she live? Is she a US citizen?

If your mother in-law is a US citizen who is living in the US then she can sponsor her son, and his family. It will take around 10-14 years.

When did you husband's step dad become his step dad? Even if it was when your husband was still less than 18 I don't think it helps unless your father-in-law adopted your husband.

If we can find a route to a visa, then we can look at your other questions.
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When did your step dad marry your MIL, how old was your Husband when this happened.

Would be a long wait but MIL would need to have naturalised.
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Thank you guys I don’t think family sponsorship will be available because he didn’t adopt him
How else can it happen? Would he need a job lined up? He is a transport manager here in the uk if that helps.
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Being adopted is not in itself relevant.

What are his qualifications? Does he work for somebody with a US operation?
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He has all the proper qualifications he’s got the certificates. And no they are just uk based

He took his step dads name he has been in his life since he was about 3/4. He changed his name by depol
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How else can it happen? Would he need a job lined up?
Have you read the links given to you above? They outline all the other possible visa routes, and will tell you how else it can happen. If you spot a visa route that you think might work, let us know and everybody can give you more info about it.

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He has all the proper qualifications he’s got the certificates. And no they are just uk based

He took his step dads name he has been in his life since he was about 3/4. He changed his name by depol
But what qualifications? A degree is usually a minimum for a work based visa, ideally a masters too.

Don't forget answer to the questions above about his mum and when the marriage took place etc, that info is essential for others to know if family sponsorship is a possibility or not and to be able to advise you accordingly.


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Step-parents can petition step-children if the marriage that created that relationship occurred before the step-child turned 18. So it's crucial to know when his mother married the American step-father.

If he has been his step-father since your husband was a young child, where does the step-father live? I'm assuming your husband did not spend his childhood in the USA (or you probably would have mentioned it) so is the step-father living with your mother-in-law in the U.K.? The step-father being American in itself won't be enough, he also has to be living in the US or planning to return there permanently in order to file an immigrant visa petition. The way I understood the opening post "step-father is American and has family there" is that the step-father doesn't live in the US but his family (step-father's family) do. That won't work if that's the case. But I may have misunderstood.

Another question you need to ask is whether the step-father can or will petition for and sponsor you and your family. Let's say he married your mother-in-law before your husband turned 18 and the step-father lives in the US so your husband therefore qualifies. The step-father would then need to file petition at a cost of $535 and complete a bunch of paperwork. Years down the line he will then have to demonstrate that he has the financial means to sponsor all of you by entering into a contract with the government, potentially for the rest of his life. It needn't be as dramatic as it sounds but it does make people nervous. And he may not even have the means. Or even want to do this.
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Thank u everyone. Looking at what u have all said family sponsorship is not gong to happen.
My husbands stepdads family live in us but he lives in the uk.
Does a national diploma in public services count as a qualification? And I am a phlebotomist here in the uk but I think I have to retrain out there.
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Thank u everyone. Looking at what u have all said family sponsorship is not gong to happen.
My husbands stepdads family live in us but he lives in the uk.
Does a national diploma in public services count as a qualification? And I am a phlebotomist here in the uk but I think I have to retrain out there.
Nope
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Thank u everyone. Looking at what u have all said family sponsorship is not gong to happen.
My husbands stepdads family live in us but he lives in the uk.
Does a national diploma in public services count as a qualification? And I am a phlebotomist here in the uk but I think I have to retrain out there.
Work visas need a degree as a minimum (or equivalent experience) and are typically obtained by engineers, scientists, computer specialists, etc. A few doctors and nurses manage to wangle a visa, but it isn't easy. I don't see that you or your husband are in the right sort of careers, with the right qualifications, to get a work visa.

Even if you had a job in an international company you don't appear to have the right sort of skills and experience to support a transfer to the US.

I suggest you enjoy the generous holiday allowance in the UK and use it to visit America because like most people you won't be coming to the US as anything other than a visitor, and anyway most non-managerial jobs here in the US don't get more than 10-15 days holiday, and six bank holidays if you're lucky, so ironically you probably have more time to explore the US on holiday if you don't live and work here.
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