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Old Jun 29th 2001, 2:40 pm
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Dear all,


I am a 20 year old healthy and non-criminal guy from Western-Europe and am wondering about this scenario:

I wish to go to college for the next 4 years and obtain a bachelor degree and live the rest of my life in the US

For my study i will not require financial aid because i can pay for that but after 4 year that money will be gone

So i probably qualify for a student visa am i correct ?

Once i am finished with college do i qualify for a greencard or even citizenship or will i have to leave the country ?

There are 2 distand (cousins) family members of mine who are really respectable persons (they are doctors) who would be willing to sign papers from the INS to "sponsor" or anything.


Do you think it will be possible for me to get a greencard or something similair after my college education(i will be studying Business) ? i do not aim at a HB1 visa because i would like to have some certainties.

Otherwise i'll probably go to Australia but the USA is my first choiche !


A answer would be Really welcome and appreciated.


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Old Jun 29th 2001, 4:26 pm
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At this point of time (not sure how laws will change in 4 years), it would be very
tough to get a green card straight out of college. Distant family relatives couldn't
sponsor you for a green card either. Your best be would be to get a work visa and
then for a green card.

K

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Old Jun 30th 2001, 12:29 am
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Your best bet is to get an H1-B out of college and let the company sponsor you for a
greencard after. There is no certainty about the INS, even for greencard cases. And
in any case you are able to do many things while you are H1-B because you have a
social security number, meaning that you can get a US drivers license, apply for
credit and open bank accounts and so on (mind you a SSN is NOT a requirement for
opening a bank account). Hell, I know one H1-B who recently bought a house!

Green card will come a couple years after. But while you are H1-B you can do many
things and above all, ENJOY the United States. Immigrants come to the USA with far
less ambition than you have and accomplish a lot more. So I say go for it.

Now, if you manage to fall in love with a US Citizen during your stay here and you
get married.... the possibilities are endless. well that's a different matter!

Best of luck to you.

Steve <[email protected]>
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Old Jun 30th 2001, 6:13 am
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Originally posted by James Donovan
Your best bet is to get an H1-B out of college and let the company sponsor you for a
greencard after. There is no certainty about the INS, even for greencard cases. And
in any case you are able to do many things while you are H1-B because you have a
social security number, meaning that you can get a US drivers license, apply for
credit and open bank accounts and so on (mind you a SSN is NOT a requirement for
opening a bank account). Hell, I know one H1-B who recently bought a house!

Green card will come a couple years after. But while you are H1-B you can do many
things and above all, ENJOY the United States. Immigrants come to the USA with far
less ambition than you have and accomplish a lot more. So I say go for it.

Now, if you manage to fall in love with a US Citizen during your stay here and you
get married.... the possibilities are endless. well that's a different matter!

Best of luck to you.

Steve <[email protected]>
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Hi James,

Thank you for your response !

If i would get a H1-B visa how would it take to obtain a greencard after that ?

It is not like i want social security or anything from the us tax payer !

i just dont want to "settel" somewhere and make friends etc and have to leave all of the sudden because of the law.

Oh well and there is always a chanche i will marry a us citizen as you mentioned... oh well if i fall in love perhaps i will


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