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Old Nov 13th 2003, 6:49 pm
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need help with two things, for anyone thats in the know.

I Know someone that entered the us on a visa waiver a couple of yrs ago and of course that waiver ran out many yrs ago what can they do without getting deported to gain a green card.

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Old Nov 13th 2003, 6:57 pm
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need help with two things, for anyone thats in the know.

I Know someone that entered the us on a visa waiver a couple of yrs ago and of course that waiver ran out many yrs ago what can they do without getting deported to gain a green card.

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You'd be better off posting in the the US Immigration or US Visas forums for an answer.




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Old Nov 13th 2003, 8:18 pm
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need help with two things, for anyone thats in the know.

I Know someone that entered the us on a visa waiver a couple of yrs ago and of course that waiver ran out many yrs ago what can they do without getting deported to gain a green card.

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Like everyone else who wants a gc they need a reason for one. They can apply for one by marriage or job sponsored etc (see the great Pulaski list). Otherwise they have no hope of getting a gc. If your friend is illegal and leaves they will be subject to a ban from the US up to 10 years. I suggest they see an immigration lawyer but if they don't have a reason to stay they could end up in trouble.

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Like everyone else who wants a gc they need a reason for one. They can apply for one by marriage or job sponsored etc (see the great Pulaski list). Otherwise they have no hope of getting a gc. If your friend is illegal and leaves they will be subject to a ban from the US up to 10 years. .....
So far as I understand the regs there is no way to convert from a visa waiver to an immigrant visa, any immigrant visa, with the sole exception of a marriage visa, while living in the US. You have to leave, and then they discover you overstayed, and ban you from returning!

For the record here is the list, but, given the above paragraph, I don't think that it will do any good.

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There are basically six ways (seven if you have a close relative who is a USC and is willing to sponsor you) that you can get a visa to live and work in the US:

(i) Marriage (or engagement in anticipation of marriage) to a US citizen.
(ii) You have skills that are in short supply in the US e.g. IT, scientific or medical training.
(iii) You have an employer who is willing to transfer you - but even the employer has to make a good case for you - so you have to be a manager unless you fall under category (ii), above.
(iv) get a greencard in the diversity lottery (UK citizens, except N.Ireland are not eligible)
(v) You own a business (does not get you permanent resident status i.e. no greencard)
(vi) You are an "investor" i.e. you have at least US$1m in assets to bring with you.

If you want to come to live in the US then, as a British citizen, the only realistic options you have are (ii) or (iii) in my list above.

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