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Old Jul 10th 2005, 7:05 pm
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i would like people to please let me know how easy it is to move permanently to USA from england. I am 27 and have A levels but no degree. I recently meet a girl while in America and am looking to make a life with her here, anyone tell me what i need to do or.......has anyone been in my situation how was it for you?.....thanks people
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i would like people to please let me know how easy it is to move permanently to USA from england. I am 27 and have A levels but no degree. I recently meet a girl while in America and am looking to make a life with her here, anyone tell me what i need to do or.......has anyone been in my situation how was it for you?.....thanks people

Take a look over on the Marraige visa forum.
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Take a look over on the Marraige visa forum.

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i would like people to please let me know how easy it is to move permanently to USA from england. I am 27 and have A levels but no degree. I recently meet a girl while in America and am looking to make a life with her here, anyone tell me what i need to do or.......has anyone been in my situation how was it for you?.....thanks people
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Here's the standard rules:

There are basically EIGHT ways that you can get a visa to live and work in the US:
(1) Marriage (or engagement in anticipation of marriage) to a US citizen.

(2) You have skills that are in short supply in the US e.g. scientific or medical training. A degree is normally a must. Or you have superior specialist skills with at least 12 years experience.

(3) 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 (2) above.

(4) You may get a Green card in the diversity lottery (UK citizens, except N.Ireland, are not generally eligible unless you, your spouse or parents were born abroad or held a different citizenship.

(5)You own or buy business (does not get you permanent resident status i.e. no green card)
The business must have a minimum value of around $150k (more the better) bearing in mind you will need somewhere to live and with any startup business you will need at least 2 years living money as back up. So a figure of $350k would be a nearer minimum

(6)You are an "investor" i.e. you have at least US $1m in assets to bring with you. half of that in a few areas. And your background will be investigated to the hilt.

(7)You have a close relative (mother, father, brother, sister and no further) who is an US citizen who would sponsor you, approx time this take 2-12 years…

(8.You are in a position to claim refugee status/political asylum. or You get a member of Congress to sponsor a private bill with legislation that applies just to you.

Recruitment agent will not take you seriously if you are not already in the US. Writing for jobs is really a waste of time; likewise US employers have no idea what foreign qualification are or mean (except Degrees) it may pay you to get your qualification translated into a US equivalent, there are Companies that do this ..
But if you are getting a visa under (2) above then you need a job offer before you can get the visa. Your Employer will be your sponsor this will cost them upward of $3k. So you can see you have to be offering something really special to get considered They may also have to prove to the Dept of labor that there is no American who can do the job if the position is to be permanent
© Pulaski..Ray 3/21/05

Visa's:
Visa's
There are about 80 visa's available all told
These are the common ones
B-1Temporary visitor for business
B-2 Temporary visitor for pleasure
E-1 Treaty Trader, spouse and children
E-2 Treaty Investor, spouse and children
F-1 Academic Student
H-1B Specialty Occupations,IT workers,fashion models Bridge designers
H-1C Nurses going to work for up to three years in health professional shortage areas
H-2A Temporary Agricultural Worker
H-2B Temporary worker: skilled and unskilled
H-4 Spouse or child of H-1, H-2, H-3
J-1 Visas for exchange visitors
K-1 Fiance(e)
K-3 Spouse of a U.S. Citizen (LIFE Act)
L-1A Executive, managerial
L-1B Specialized knowledge
M-1 Vocational student or other nonacademic student
O-1 Extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business, or Athletics
P-1 Entertainment groups
R-1 Religious workers
S-6 Informant of terrorism information
So marriage is the best bet if you don't have a degree or any real specialist skills.
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It ain't easy and it depends on what your prepared to go through. It is possible and it can be time consuming and in some ways expensive. Just make sure that you really want this, take a big gulp and take the plunge
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.... has anyone been in my situation ...
No one, ever, ..... you are on your own as nobody has ever been that way before!
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Default Re: how easy is it to move to usa from uk?

Originally Posted by daeasy78
i would like people to please let me know how easy it is to move permanently to USA from england. I am 27 and have A levels but no degree. I recently meet a girl while in America and am looking to make a life with her here, anyone tell me what i need to do or.......has anyone been in my situation how was it for you?.....thanks people
Pop the question and look on the Marriage Forum.

I guess that most have moved as fiancee's or spouses, not easy otherwise.
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Old Jul 11th 2005, 11:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Circus-of-Power
It ain't easy and it depends on what your prepared to go through. It is possible and it can be time consuming and in some ways expensive. Just make sure that you really want this, take a big gulp and take the plunge
thanks circus....i was at uni in manchetsre for 3 years doing chemistry but never completed it...i do have 4 a levels......so can you expand a bit more on wat i may need to do money and time not a problem......but just not sure where to beginning my journey i am in usa at the monent till aug 17.....thakns daeasy
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Originally Posted by daeasy78
thanks circus....i was at uni in manchetsre for 3 years doing chemistry but never completed it...i do have 4 a levels......so can you expand a bit more on wat i may need to do money and time not a problem......but just not sure where to beginning my journey i am in usa at the monent till aug 17.....thakns daeasy
Have you read Bob's post?

Without any of the following; superior specialist skills (and a degree), an employer who can transfer you, $1,000,000 in the bank, a business in the US worth over $150,000 or a close relative who is a USC, the only way you are going to get into the US is by marrying your USC girlfriend.

Luckily it takes a long while for the K visas to get processed, so if you propose now you do at least have plenty of time to change your mind
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many thaks bob i think htat marriage is the only way and that is not really great as i want to marry through love not just to be together but thanks for the info mate
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If you can afford it, you could consider doing a degree in the States, that way you could get a student visa. By the time you get your degree, you might be ready for marriage or not.
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Originally Posted by daeasy78
thanks circus....i was at uni in manchetsre for 3 years doing chemistry but never completed it...i do have 4 a levels......so can you expand a bit more on wat i may need to do money and time not a problem......but just not sure where to beginning my journey i am in usa at the monent till aug 17.....thakns daeasy
Not surprised you missed out on your degree after reading that mess.

Were you pissed lad?
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Default Re: how easy is it to move to usa from uk?

Originally Posted by daeasy78
i would like people to please let me know how easy it is to move permanently to USA from england. I am 27 and have A levels but no degree. I recently meet a girl while in America and am looking to make a life with her here, anyone tell me what i need to do or.......has anyone been in my situation how was it for you?.....thanks people
I'd be interested in reading any old theses you may have, email me..
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Originally Posted by daeasy78
thanks circus....i was at uni in manchetsre for 3 years doing chemistry but never completed it...i do have 4 a levels......so can you expand a bit more on wat i may need to do money and time not a problem......but just not sure where to beginning my journey i am in usa at the monent till aug 17.....thakns daeasy
Whatever you do.... leave the USA on the 17th - or before your 90 days is up, which ever occurs first.
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