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Old Oct 7th 2004, 7:54 pm
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I am currently living in the UK, and I have been offered a job in the USA.
The company have asked me to look into whether it is viable for me to get over here, so I have been searching the web for advice. (very confused)

I do not have any special degrees/qualifications however I have 5years expereince in UK publishing & marketing which is the main reason they would like me to come over and work for them.

Where do I begin?? Should I see someone at the US embassy?

I would rather get cracking and start filing in applications.

Please help.
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Old Oct 7th 2004, 11:37 pm
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Originally Posted by henrycj5
I would rather get cracking and start filing in applications.
Why bother, seems like you have plenty of time to sort out the application and processing before October 2005
http://britishexpats.com/forum/attac...achmentid=8962
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are there any loop holes?? except marriage?


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Why bother, seems like you have plenty of time to sort out the application and processing before October 2005
http://britishexpats.com/forum/attac...achmentid=8962
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Originally Posted by henrycj5
are there any loop holes?? except marriage?
not really.
A company transfer is different. that's an L1 visa, if your company in the UK sends you to work for them in the USA
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Thanks for your help, basically my full story is that I've met a business coleage from Florida, we then hit it off and her company would love to have me work for them so they have left it to us to see what can be done.

The company has a UK office which they could hire me through to start with. If they did I assume I could then start with an L1 visa, correct?

If I do what are the chances of moving to the states in Spring 2005?



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not really.
A company transfer is different. that's an L1 visa, if your company in the UK sends you to work for them in the USA
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Thanks for your help, basically my full story is that I've met a business coleage from Florida, we then hit it off and her company would love to have me work for them so they have left it to us to see what can be done.

The company has a UK office which they could hire me through to start with. If they did I assume I could then start with an L1 visa, correct?

If I do what are the chances of moving to the states in Spring 2005?
I don't know. I don't know all that much about L1 company transfer visa's
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You need to have been working for the UK company for at least 1 year before a L-1 visa can be applied for...so Spring 2005 may be a little optimistic.

If the company are willing to help your situation I would say get them to apply for a H1-B visa for you as soon as applications are being taken for fiscal year 2006. I think the opening date is 01-Apr-05 - and use the premium processing service too (additional $1000 fee). You will then be able to come over to the US and start working from 01-Oct-05.

It may seem hard to wait for a full year, but I think this may be the quickest route for you at this point.

Good luck with everything.

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thanks Lottie,
Do you know how much proof is required to prove you have been with a UK company for a year? I was hoping they could say that I have been working free-lance for a year in order to speed things up. Basically I have been working for one of their clients for 3 years, so relationships are very good between my current employers and the US company.

Originally Posted by Lottie
You need to have been working for the UK company for at least 1 year before a L-1 visa can be applied for...so Spring 2005 may be a little optimistic.

If the company are willing to help your situation I would say get them to apply for a H1-B visa for you as soon as applications are being taken for fiscal year 2006. I think the opening date is 01-Apr-05 - and use the premium processing service too (additional $1000 fee). You will then be able to come over to the US and start working from 01-Oct-05.

It may seem hard to wait for a full year, but I think this may be the quickest route for you at this point.

Good luck with everything.

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Old Oct 8th 2004, 2:53 am
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I think that is your best chance (do you have some kind of
professional certificate?):
http://www.councilexchanges.org/part..._usa/index.asp

Otherwise, you would have to go for an H2 and that is much more
complicated.

Good luck




henrycj5 <member30234@british_expats.com> wrote in message news:<[email protected] om>...
    > I am currently living in the UK, and I have been offered a job in
    > the USA.
    > The company have asked me to look into whether it is viable for me
    > to get over here, so I have been searching the web for advice.
    > (very confused)
    >
    > I do not have any special degrees/qualifications however I have 5years
    > expereince in UK publishing & marketing which is the main reason they
    > would like me to come over and work for them.
    >
    > Where do I begin?? Should I see someone at the US embassy?
    >
    > I would rather get cracking and start filing in applications.
    >
    > Please help.
 
Old Oct 8th 2004, 11:35 am
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    >Subject: Re: offered a job in the US, what now?
    >From: henrycj5 member30234@british_expats.com
    >Date: 10/8/2004 9:08 AM Eastern Standard Time
    >Message-id: <[email protected]>
    >> You need to have been working for the UK company for at least 1 year
    >> before a L-1 visa can be applied for...so Spring 2005 may be a little
    >> optimistic.
    >> If the company are willing to help your situation I would say get them
    >> to apply for a H1-B visa for you as soon as applications are being
    >> taken for fiscal year 2006. I think the opening date is 01-Apr-05 -
    >> and use the premium processing service too (additional $1000 fee).
    >> You will then be able to come over to the US and start working from
    >> 01-Oct-05.
    >> It may seem hard to wait for a full year, but I think this may be the
    >> quickest route for you at this point.
    >> Good luck with everything.
    >> Lottie
    >thanks Lottie,
    >Do you know how much proof is required to prove you have been with a UK
    >company for a year? I was hoping they could say that I have been working
    >free-lance for a year in order to speed things up. Basically I have been
    >working for one of their clients for 3 years, so relationships are very
    >good between my current employers and the US company.

L-1B is tough. The burden of proof is quite high. If you try any shenanigans,
it will not work. You will have to have a lawyer with L-1 experience do it for
you.
 

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