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Old Jul 24th 2005, 5:37 pm
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can i ask is it really hard to Get a visa (sorry if you think i stupid) we are looking to move one my hubby finishes uni (he worked 13 years as an electrician, now doing a masters in engineering) we are just starting out this journey, and are really not sure where to look and what to do first. any help gratefully received
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Old Jul 24th 2005, 5:42 pm
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can i ask is it really hard to Get a visa (sorry if you think i stupid) we are looking to move one my hubby finishes uni (he worked 13 years as an electrician, now doing a masters in engineering) we are just starting out this journey, and are really not sure where to look and what to do first. any help gratefully received
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=315640

Very

I see you are looking at Canada which may be a better option.
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Old Jul 24th 2005, 5:54 pm
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can i ask is it really hard to Get a visa (sorry if you think i stupid) we are looking to move one my hubby finishes uni (he worked 13 years as an electrician, now doing a masters in engineering) we are just starting out this journey, and are really not sure where to look and what to do first. any help gratefully received
Get a secured card from Bank of America. Put about $300 - $500 down on it and never use over half your sercured amount on it per month.

E.g., if you put $300 down on the card, never go over $150 in a month.

When the bill comes in, pay it straight away.

Do this for 6 + months and you'll soon get credit and be able to apply for a Visa elsewhere. BofA will even offer you one of theirs once you reach good credit.

Shop around though for the ones with best interest rates and 6 month deals.

NEVER use a company that claim they can give you good credit. Always stick with known banks else you'll only get ripped off.
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Old Jul 24th 2005, 8:01 pm
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Get a secured card from Bank of America. Put about $300 - $500 down on it and never use over half your sercured amount on it per month.

E.g., if you put $300 down on the card, never go over $150 in a month.

When the bill comes in, pay it straight away.

Do this for 6 + months and you'll soon get credit and be able to apply for a Visa elsewhere. BofA will even offer you one of theirs once you reach good credit.

Shop around though for the ones with best interest rates and 6 month deals.

NEVER use a company that claim they can give you good credit. Always stick with known banks else you'll only get ripped off.

Rince, are you still celebrating from the job offer?

re-read the post mate!
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Rince, are you still celebrating from the job offer?

re-read the post mate!
I think Rince did, but what about a Masterrcard?

Or American Express.
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I think Rince did, but what about a Masterrcard?

Or American Express.

or even discover, but i've heard they are a bit shit
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or even discover, but i've heard they are a bit shit

Discover are fine:

Bonuses
1/ Higher limits for young credit, easy to negotiate low interest
2/ Free and competitive cashback
3/ Pleasant cust. serv. reps. in my experience

Issues
1/ Recently gone to bed with the evil Wally World
2/ Do their own in-house collections rather than farm out and are supposedly total sh*ts
3/ Less likely to be accepted at mom and pop stores
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I made a mistake sorry i was talking about a green card so that you can work in the US not a credit card, think it went a bit wrong half way along the line what i meant was is it difficult to get a green card on 13 years experiance and a masters degree??
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I made a mistake sorry i was talking about a green card so that you can work in the US not a credit card, think it went a bit wrong half way along the line what i meant was is it difficult to get a green card on 13 years experiance and a masters degree??

Don't worry! We're raggin' a little. Trouble is we get this question a lot.

The easier places to emigrate to are: Evropa, Canada, NZ and OZ.

Have you read the Pulaski guide? Which method are you choosing?
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I made a mistake sorry i was talking about a green card so that you can work in the US not a credit card, think it went a bit wrong half way along the line what i meant was is it difficult to get a green card on 13 years experiance and a masters degree??
My link answered your question, everything else is a piss take.
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Old Jul 24th 2005, 8:59 pm
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I made a mistake sorry i was talking about a green card so that you can work in the US not a credit card, think it went a bit wrong half way along the line what i meant was is it difficult to get a green card on 13 years experiance and a masters degree??
Well my husband got one with 12 years and no masters degree.....that was over 5 years ago......
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Well my husband got one with 12 years and no masters degree.....that was over 5 years ago......
You can still get an H1 visa with 12 years experience and no degree...the hard part is convincing an employer to sponsor you...
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Rince, are you still celebrating from the job offer?

re-read the post mate!
PMSL!!!!



I would have tried to get out of that by saying I was trying to be funny......but I'll pass and just appear the fool that I am

LOL!!!!!
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Old Jul 25th 2005, 8:05 pm
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PMSL!!!!



I would have tried to get out of that by saying I was trying to be funny......but I'll pass and just appear the fool that I am

LOL!!!!!
oh shite, are you saying you genuinely did misread it?

I felt like a fool for my post, just after I made it I was convinced you were taking the piss!

too much
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