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Advice required - emigrating to US

Old Jan 18th 2002, 11:49 am
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Please could anyone advise me?

My fiancee (UK citizen)has been offered a job working for her company (UK based) in the USA office. Will I be able to accompany her now or will we have to be married first? I am also a UK citizen.

Also, will I be eligible to work in the USA? I presently do not have a job in the States to go to and would have to find work once we were there?

Your advice would be gratefully appreciated.
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Old Jan 18th 2002, 8:36 pm
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If your fiancee obtains an H-1B visa for the US you must be married in order to get
H4 status to enter with her. I don't believe the US recognizes the concept of
unmarried parther for visa purposes.

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As an H4 holder you cannot legally work. Do a web search for H-1B and you will find a
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Old Jan 19th 2002, 3:45 pm
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I'm not an expert but I think you would have to get married to be allowed to come with her, and once here you would not be allowed to work. Check the INS web site.

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Old Jan 19th 2002, 6:03 pm
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You will have to be married to accompany your fiancée on her job transfer.

If she is going to issued an L-1 visa then you may be lucky. There is a bill currently going through that would permit spouses of L-1 intracompany transferees to apply for employment authorization in the United States.

If I am reading the latest news on http://www.shusterman.com/ correctly, then it appears that President bush signed this bill on January 16th. Although I don't know how long it will take before it is implemented.

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