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Old Oct 28th 2005, 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted by dandc
... the H1-B is subject to yearly cap of 65,000 visas which has already been met for FY2006, so the earliest one can apply for an H1 is April 2006 for an October 2006 start date.
Do not want to be pedantic, but the cap does not apply to university employment.

Not that this is relevant to the OP but it might be of interest to others who are reading this thread
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Originally Posted by kato33
Myself and my family have just visited Florida, and like most want to move there. My hubbie is a truck driver and we noticed loads of work available for him. We have 4 children and don't see much future for them here in Blighty. So now I need help on where to start.
We are very serious about the move so anything you may think of could really help.
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Originally Posted by Elvira
Do not want to be pedantic, but the cap does not apply to university employment.

Not that this is relevant to the OP but it might be of interest to others who are reading this thread
Indeed, and there is the additional allocation of 20,000 for those with a Masters degree, but I didn't think this was relevant to the OP either.
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On Fri, 28 Oct 2005 10:24:04 +0000, kato33
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    >Myself and my family have just visited Florida, and like most want to
    >move there. My hubbie is a truck driver and we noticed loads of work
    >available for him. We have 4 children and don't see much future for them
    >here in Blighty. So now I need help on where to start.
    >We are very serious about the move so anything you may think of could
    >really help.

Try here, very helpful community

http://groups.msn.com/ukusaexpats
Please help my Potato to make it to all 50 US States, Much appreciated.

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Old Oct 29th 2005, 7:29 am
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On Fri, 28 Oct 2005 15:58:57 +0000, BritGuyTN
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    >> Myself and my family have just visited Florida, and like most want to
    >> move there. My hubbie is a truck driver and we noticed loads of work
    >> available for him. We have 4 children and don't see much future for
    >> them here in Blighty. So now I need help on where to start.
    >> We are very serious about the move so anything you may think of could
    >> really help.
    >Most people do not want to live there - there are no proper big cities
    >in Florida for example
    >hurricanes, horrible humidity, no real business centres, mean for me
    >that its just a holiday destination, with the only good places being
    >miami south beach, key west and some parts of the gulf coast
    >kissimee and orlando really are both a bit crap
    >tampa is only a bit better

I agree, Florida is awful, what with the hurricanes and all sorts of
Mayhem.

However most Brits only ever visit Florida on Vacation so it is the
only place they see.

Here in Southern California we have Birds that they would call Bugs in
Florida, It seems the best place to live in the USA right now is
California or Arizona, But with Real Estate prices in SoCal at the
moment, that is impossible for all but the richest people.

Arizona is ok but the heat in the summer months is approaching
unbearable.

Anyway visit our site, it is dedicated to Brits wanting to live or
living in the USA and had tons of useful information, you can find it
here
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Old Oct 29th 2005, 7:59 am
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dandc wrote on 10/28/05 13:41:

    >>Do not want to be pedantic, but the cap does not apply to university
    >>employment.
    >>Not that this is relevant to the OP but it might be of interest to
    >>others who are reading this thread :)
    >
    >
    > Indeed, and there is the additional allocation of 20,000 for those with
    > a Masters degree, but I didn't think this was relevant to the OP either.


Not to nitpick, but that's only for people with an advanced degree (Masters or
PhD) from a US university...

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the other option is to train as a nurse, but UK training now does not meet the criteria for nursing in the US so will have to spend more time to get the necessary theory and practical courses necessary for the US before being able to get a job but atleast will get a greencard (if meeting all criteria and get a job)
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Originally Posted by Joe Feise
dandc wrote on 10/28/05 13:41:

    >>Do not want to be pedantic, but the cap does not apply to university
    >>employment.
    >>Not that this is relevant to the OP but it might be of interest to
    >>others who are reading this thread
    >
    >
    > Indeed, and there is the additional allocation of 20,000 for those with
    > a Masters degree, but I didn't think this was relevant to the OP either.


Not to nitpick, but that's only for people with an advanced degree (Masters or
PhD) from a US university...

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That's the first I hear about the degree having to be from a US university!

Certainly neither my husband nor most of the other H1bs at his university have US degrees. AFAIK it's the total package of credentials and professional experience that counts.
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Old Oct 29th 2005, 5:13 pm
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Elvira wrote on 10/29/05 08:07:

    >>dandc wrote on 10/28/05 13:41:
    >>>>Do not want to be pedantic, but the cap does not apply to university
    >>>>employment.
    >>>>Not that this is relevant to the OP but it might be of interest to
    >>>>others who are reading this thread :)
    >>>Indeed, and there is the additional allocation of 20,000 for those
    >>>with
    >>>a Masters degree, but I didn't think this was relevant to the OP
    >>>either.
    >>Not to nitpick, but that's only for people with an advanced degree
    >>(Masters or
    >>PhD) from a US university...
    >>-Joe
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    >>For reliable advice, consult a competent immigration attorney.
    >
    >
    > That's the first I hear about the degree having to be from a US
    > university!
    >
    > Certainly neither my husband nor most of the other H1bs at his
    > university have US degrees. AFAIK it's the total package of credentials
    > and professional experience that counts.


The requirement that the advanced degree is from a US university is for
the 20K additional H1s only.

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Old Oct 29th 2005, 5:17 pm
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Joe Feise wrote on 10/29/05 09:13:

    > Elvira wrote on 10/29/05 08:07:
    >>That's the first I hear about the degree having to be from a US
    >>university!
    >>Certainly neither my husband nor most of the other H1bs at his
    >>university have US degrees. AFAIK it's the total package of credentials
    >>and professional experience that counts.
    >
    >
    >
    > The requirement that the advanced degree is from a US university is for
    > the 20K additional H1s only.


From http://uscis.gov/graphics/services/tempbenefits/cap.htm
"H-1B Advance Degree Exemption

The H-1B Visa Reform Act of 2004, which took effect on May 5, 2005, changed the
H-1B filing procedures for FY 2005 and for future fiscal years. The Act also
makes available 20,000 new H-1B visas for foreign workers with a masterís or
higher level degree *from a U.S. academic institution.* "

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Originally Posted by Ray
Nonsense..... Florida population 16 mill... tennessee 5 mill
Florida cities are big enough
and we dont have snow ..and we have a coastline

Oh I wasn't comparing to tennessee! I live here because of the trouble and strife!

Given the choice (and if I could deal with the weather) I would be living in NYC/Boston/Chicago

Although, I just did some reasearch and found out that according to the census Nashville is considerably bigger than all the Florida cities (excepting Jacksonville) - weird (and we don't have snow )

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kato33, I totally sympathise. I have the same dilemna. For me (and for
you by the sounds of it), it's not just a silly dream, it's about
trying to build a life for myself in a better place. I would want to
find a part of the US I really take to first, though.

Just out of interest, are Professional Racing drivers fall into the
category of Exceptional Skills in Atletics (or whatever that category
is called) and do government employees working for the secret service
have any claim to a visa? These don't apply to me, by the way, just my
friend sitting here next to me just made a joke about it and I was
intrigued enough to ask!

Cheers people and best of luck to everyone getting where they want to
be.

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[QUOTE=CarlM]Just telling you how it is. Search these forums for the daily "We just got back from Florida and now we want to live there.. " brigade. Theres plenty, and we havent yet heard back from anyone who managed it.

Thanks Carl for being honest with me.
This was my first port of call and its been of great help.
I have been told its difficult by numerous people but nothing is impossible.
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[QUOTE=Kermy]On Fri, 28 Oct 2005 15:58:57 +0000, BritGuyTN
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Cheers Kermy,
Although we liked Florida, to be honest its the people and life of the yanks that we loved. I have wanted to leave England for a while now (18 months) but my better half will only go to an English speaking country, mainly because of the childrens education. We really want to be gone from here within the next 5 years. Surely this should give us enough time to achieve whats needed from us e.g investment, to get us there.
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Originally Posted by Kermy
On Fri, 28 Oct 2005 15:58:57 +0000, BritGuyTN
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Cheers Kermy,
Although we liked Florida, to be honest its the people and life of the yanks that we loved. I have wanted to leave England for a while now (18 months) but my better half will only go to an English speaking country, mainly because of the childrens education. We really want to be gone from here within the next 5 years. Surely this should give us enough time to achieve whats needed from us e.g investment, to get us there.

for investment it will involve a large amount of $$$$$$$ but if you manage that then it is possible but with the investment visa there is no chance I believe of a greencard and if business fails you would have to leave quickly

I wish you well and hope it works out for you
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