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Old Sep 3rd 2019, 6:55 pm
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Hi, so me and my young family are in very early stages of discussing moving to USA.

we’re both British born and bred. I’ve been to the states on holiday a few times and we got married in Vegas a couple years back. We now have 2 young beautiful girls, who I believe can have a better schooling and future in the states.

Its been a personal dream dream of mine to live in the states I am however, aware of how difficult it would be for us to make this move. As it stands at the moment I don’t really know where to start. Everything I’ve seen and read so far suggests it’s pretty much impossible to make the move with out employment and/or family links.

any information anyone has will help.

thanks you for your time

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Old Sep 3rd 2019, 7:01 pm
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check out the readme at the top of this page
https://britishexpats.com/forum/us-i...ork-us-585898/

especially the Pulaski's ways.

bottom line it’s pretty much impossible to make the move with out employment and/or family links or money (lots of money)
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Starting point would be here https://britishexpats.com/forum/us-i...ork-us-585898/

What work experience do you have?
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Originally Posted by samcooper86 View Post
Hi, so me and my young family are in very early stages of discussing moving to USA.

we’re both British born and bred. I’ve been to the states on holiday a few times and we got married in Vegas a couple years back. We now have 2 young beautiful girls, who I believe can have a better schooling and future in the states.

Its been a personal dream dream of mine to live in the states I am however, aware of how difficult it would be for us to make this move. As it stands at the moment I don’t really know where to start. Everything I’ve seen and read so far suggests it’s pretty much impossible to make the move with out employment and/or family links.

any information anyone has will help.

thanks you for your time

sam
Welcome to BE Sam.

Take a look through the following link. if you fit into one of the categories, you just may be in with a chance of working and living in the US.

https://britishexpats.com/wiki/Pulas...ork_in_the_USA
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Thank you for the links. Much appreciated

i am am a qualified cosmetic surface repair technician.
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Thank you for the links. Much appreciated

i am am a qualified cosmetic surface repair technician.

... which is what exactly ?
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... which is what exactly ?
I think he works on damaged furniture, i.e. scratched, burnt, etc. I'm hoping it isn't dealing with human faces
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I think he works on damaged furniture, i.e. scratched, burnt, etc. I'm hoping it isn't dealing with human faces
That's what I thought...... don't think this will qualify for a work visa then....
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I think he works on damaged furniture, i.e. scratched, burnt, etc. I'm hoping it isn't dealing with human faces


our work goes far beyond ‘furniture’

thank you

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That's what I thought...... don't think this will qualify for a work visa then....
what sort of work would qualify? If mine wouldn’t......
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Welcome to BE Sam.

Take a look through the following link. if you fit into one of the categories, you just may be in with a chance of working and living in the US.

thank you very much

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what sort of work would qualify? If mine wouldn’t......
A job/position which requires a degree, and you must have a degree in that field (or enough years of experience to make up for lack of degree).

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what sort of work would qualify? If mine wouldn’t......
See the above Wiki link, it outlines the various visas quite well. What about your wife, does she have a degree and a job that may fit in to one of the visa categories?
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Well the name of my company Is <snip> feel free to check it out

our work goes far beyond ‘furniture’

thank you
When you say "my company", do you own the company? If so, and you can keep the UK side of it running after you move to the USA (i.e. you have employees in the UK to run it), perhaps you could look into an investment visa to open a branch of your company in the USA, but it will take money to do so.

You read the links, do any of those paths seem possible to you?

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Could be cars?
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