Immigration from the UK

Old Oct 23rd 2004, 11:15 pm
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Hi. I'm a 26 year old British citizen, and would like to immigrate in about
two years. I work as a computer games programmer, and hold a degree
equivalent. I would also like to move with my girlfriend who is Slovakian
(now part of the European community). If I can get a company to sponsor me,
what's my chances of being able to move over?

Also, whilst I'm on, we're planning a holiday for next year to the US, and
want to visit the places that we may consider living if we move over (baring
in mind that I'll be working in the computer industry). Any advice on the
best places to add to our route? The main one I want to see so far is San
Francisco.

Thanks for any advice,
Regards,
Dan.
 
Old Oct 24th 2004, 4:46 am
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To get a company to sponsor you for a visa, you would have to prove that you have skills that no american has I.E the government would rather a job go to an american before an "immigrant" would be "imported" to do that job.
Here is a link to the US embassy website on visa's
http://www.usembassy.org.uk/cons_web...iv/ivindex.htm
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Old Oct 24th 2004, 10:44 am
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This is not a requirement for for the H1b visa, which is temporary in nature
but is commonly used in the interim to work for the sponsoring employer
during the long and convoluted process of becoming a permanent resident.
The labor certification takes such a long time to complete, that no real
company would take this path and sponsor a candidate from abroad.

"mikehope" <member29810@british_expats.com> wrote in message
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    > > Hi. I'm a 26 year old British citizen, and would like to immigrate in
    > > about
    > > two years. I work as a computer games programmer, and hold a degree
    > > equivalent. I would also like to move with my girlfriend who is
    > > Slovakian
    > > (now part of the European community). If I can get a company to
    > > sponsor me,
    > > what's my chances of being able to move over?
    > >
    > > Also, whilst I'm on, we're planning a holiday for next year to the US,
    > > and
    > > want to visit the places that we may consider living if we move over
    > > (baring
    > > in mind that I'll be working in the computer industry). Any advice on
    > > the
    > > best places to add to our route? The main one I want to see so far is
    > > San
    > > Francisco.
    > >
    > > Thanks for any advice,
    > > Regards,
    > > Dan.
    > To get a company to sponsor you for a visa, you would have to prove that
    > you have skills that no american has I.E the government would rather a
    > job go to an american before an "immigrant" would be "imported" to do
    > that job.
    > Here is a link to the US embassy website on visa's
    > http://www.usembassy.org.uk/cons_web...iv/ivindex.htm
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Oct 24th 2004, 11:06 am
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((*Quote*Hi. I'm a 26 year old British citizen, and would like to immigrate in about
two years. I work as a computer games programmer, and hold a degree
equivalent. I would also like to move with my girlfriend who is Slovakian
(now part of the European community). If I can get a company to sponsor me,
what's my chances of being able to move over?))

Sorry, from you post I thought that you wanted to move over to live, not as a temp work assigmnent.
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Old Oct 24th 2004, 11:49 am
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Your girlfriend would need her own visa, to visit or to stay.

You would need to be married for her to use any H1 status you may be able to acquire.
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Old Oct 26th 2004, 10:33 am
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"mikehope" <member29810@british_expats.com> wrote in message
news:[email protected] m...
    > > This is not a requirement for for the H1b visa, which is temporary in
    > > nature
    > > but is commonly used in the interim to work for the sponsoring
    > > employer
    > > during the long and convoluted process of becoming a permanent
    > > resident.
    > > The labor certification takes such a long time to complete, that no
    > > real
    > > company would take this path and sponsor a candidate from abroad.
    > >
    > > "mikehope" <member29810@british_expats.com> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected] m...
    > > > > Hi. I'm a 26 year old British citizen, and would like to
    > > > > immigrate in
    > > > > about
    > > > > two years. I work as a computer games programmer, and hold a
    > > > > degree
    > > > > equivalent. I would also like to move with my girlfriend who is
    > > > > Slovakian
    > > > > (now part of the European community). If I can get a company to
    > > > > sponsor me,
    > > > > what's my chances of being able to move over?
    > > > >
    > > > > Also, whilst I'm on, we're planning a holiday for next year to the
    > > > > US,
    > > > > and
    > > > > want to visit the places that we may consider living if we move
    > > > > over
    > > > > (baring
    > > > > in mind that I'll be working in the computer industry). Any
    > > > > advice on
    > > > > the
    > > > > best places to add to our route? The main one I want to see so
    > > > > far is
    > > > > San
    > > > > Francisco.
    > > > >
    > > > > Thanks for any advice,
    > > > > Regards,
    > > > > Dan.
    > > > To get a company to sponsor you for a visa, you would have to prove
    > > > that
    > > > you have skills that no american has I.E the government would rather
    > > > a
    > > > job go to an american before an "immigrant" would be "imported" to
    > > > do
    > > > that job.
    > > > Here is a link to the US embassy website on visa's
    > > > http://www.usembassy.org.uk/cons_web...iv/ivindex.htm
    > > > --
    > > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
    > ((*Quote*Hi. I'm a 26 year old British citizen, and would like to
    > immigrate in about
    > two years. I work as a computer games programmer, and hold a degree
    > equivalent. I would also like to move with my girlfriend who is
    > Slovakian
    > (now part of the European community). If I can get a company to sponsor
    > me,
    > what's my chances of being able to move over?))
    > Sorry, from you post I thought that you wanted to move over to live, not
    > as a temp work assigmnent.


I do want to move over to live permanently. Note that there are two
different Dan's in this thread :o) I think the other Dan was saying that I
would have to get this H1b visa as a go between before getting permanent
residence. Is that what you meant Dan?

Cheers,
Dan.

How many times did I say 'Dan' in that post? :o)
 

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