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Old Dec 9th 2016, 6:56 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Good. And so, now, does LoveFortheUK.
I've just put an advert in the local paper, so my neighbours will know too
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse
I've just put an advert in the local paper, so my neighbours will know too. ....
You should also post it on the internet, then the whole world will have access to the information.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
You should also post it on the internet, then the whole world will have access to the information.
Never thought of that! You come up with the best ideas Pulaski
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You know, it saddens me to think a government would impose such barriers to reside in the UK.
I understand the British citizens want control of its borders (hence the Brexit vote) so do we here in the US.

Let's put this into perspective.
Anybody can come from the UK to the US and be welcomed with open arms but, US citizens wanting to live in the UK can't just because they weren't born there.

Am I overdramatizing this?
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Really?! I can't just go and live in the US, can I?!
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Originally Posted by LoveFortheUK
..... Let's put this into perspective.
Anybody can come from the UK to the US and be welcomed with open arms ....
Oh no they can't, not even close!

The rules on visas in the UK and the US are very similar with one notable area (working holiday visas for those upto 30 years old) where the UK is easier, and the US is a little more accommodating for family members, but generally speaking visas for both the US and UK are very difficult to get.
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Really?! I can't just go and live in the US, can I?!
Americans are the worst people to ask about how to immigrate into the US, likewise British citizens are the worst people to ask how to immigrate into the UK. The same pattern is likely true of every country.

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The fist thing is to see if you are eligible for a visa. If not, then you need to decide if you are prepared to do what it takes to become eligible and this may take time and effort.

For questions on what it is like to live in the UK, you are probably on as good a place as any. Most of us are either living in the UK or are Brits who now live somewhere else.

However, you would also need to understand that there would not be a single answer, as first, all of our lives are different and so we have different perspectives. But also, although the UK is a relatively small island, it is very diverse and different in what it offers as life experience. For someone living in London, their life will be pretty different to someone living in a tiny rural village in Scotland such as myself. It is the same as asking what it is like to live in the USA and getting answers from someone living in central LA and another who lives in rural Alasker.

The plus is that this diversity offers us all a place to find a life that suits us.
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Originally Posted by LoveFortheUK
You know, it saddens me to think a government would impose such barriers to reside in the UK.
I understand the British citizens want control of its borders (hence the Brexit vote) so do we here in the US.

Let's put this into perspective.
Anybody can come from the UK to the US and be welcomed with open arms but, US citizens wanting to live in the UK can't just because they weren't born there.

Am I overdramatizing this?
This HAS to be a windup, doesn't it??

Imagine you're a British citizen, with a US citizen (or born in the US)great-grandma. Which US visa would you qualify for/be granted?

ETA: http://britishexpats.com/forum/citiz...ficult-860865/

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.... Imagine you're a British citizen, with a US citizen (or born in the US)great-grandma. Which US visa would you qualify for/be granted?
Per the OP's post, a more interesting question would be "Imagine you're a British citizen with no US ancestry or relatives, no employer sponsorship, and no capital to invest. Which US visa would you qualify for/be granted?"

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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Per the OP's post, a more interesting question would be "Imagine you're a British citizen with no US ancestry or relatives, no employer sponsorship, and no capital to invest. Which US visa would you qualify for/be granted?"
That too...
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Originally Posted by LoveFortheUK
Hello fellow expats
Sorry I've been away so long.
Both of my parents are ill and I was let go from my job last week.
A day before I was supposed to receive benefits too (don't that happen in the UK?)

Anyway, does anybody know of any LEGITIMATE websites about British culture, British law, living in the UK and working in the UK?
I've probably asked this before but I don't have time to go through my older posts.
Thank you for any help you wish to provide.
A long shot but do you have any recent Irish Ancestry?:

Sorry to hear your parents are both ill and you just lost your job. Were you hoping to find work in the UK? Is there any possibility for you to get another job in the US near your parents perhaps?

As other posters have pointed out, you would need a work permit (tier 2) visa to work in the UK, either for skills shortage jobs sponsored by an employer- see link below-, or a job via an inter company transfer.
https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...ember_2015.pdf
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A long shot but do you have any recent Irish Ancestry? .....
Or Irish, or Hungarian.
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This HAS to be a windup, doesn't it??
Imagine you're a British citizen, with a US citizen (or born in the US)great-grandma. Which US visa would you qualify for/be granted?
Although the oddest things do happen.
I discovered that my own mother was a US citizen her entire life and she never knew it. She died in 2001. And for the most part she hated Americans and everything American, never knowing she was one

This is because she was born in 1920 and her paternal grandfather was born in New York City around 1875. Under the laws as they were in 1920 that made her a US citizen. Laws changed long long ago in that regard but that's how it was back then. Mind you she would have had a problem proving it, the official records of New York City for that era were destroyed in a fire. And of course no citizenship could be inherited from distaff family back then.
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Although the oddest things do happen.
I discovered that my own mother was a US citizen her entire life and she never knew it. She died in 2001. And for the most part she hated Americans and everything American, never knowing she was one

This is because she was born in 1920 and her paternal grandfather was born in New York City around 1875. Under the laws as they were in 1920 that made her a US citizen. Laws changed long long ago in that regard but that's how it was back then. Mind you she would have had a problem proving it, the official records of New York City for that era were destroyed in a fire. And of course no citizenship could be inherited from distaff family back then.
Wow, what a story!
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..... no citizenship could be inherited from distaff family back then.
I learned a new word today.
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