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Old Feb 28th 2005, 8:18 pm
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Can someone point me in the right direction

Any posts on here or other forums where I can get info on how to be able to move to Florida

Whats required , I understand you need jobs to go to, is this right

Its only a thought at present, may be going over for a holiday soon to have a look around, any areas to steer clear of.

Any info appreciated

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Can someone point me in the right direction

Any posts on here or other forums where I can get info on how to be able to move to Florida

Whats required , I understand you need jobs to go to, is this right

Its only a thought at present, may be going over for a holiday soon to have a look around, any areas to steer clear of.

Any info appreciated

Lee
There are previous posts onj this subject. Try searching for it,

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Old Feb 28th 2005, 8:31 pm
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Surely the best way to get into the USA is to get on a plane, fly here, present a valid passport and I94 and hope immigrations let you in......of course thats only for a holiday and you'd then have to leave within 90(?) days.....

As for working and living here...pretty much forget it unless you are a nurse, doctor, someone outstanding in their field or have a load of cash to invest in a buisiness.
 
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Tried it, not sure what to search for and whatever I put i'll get 100's of stuff not relating , if someone knows a good source im sure they will post it
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Tried it, not sure what to search for and whatever I put i'll get 100's of stuff not relating , if someone knows a good source im sure they will post it
Buy a business and apply for an E-2 visa.
you realistically need £250,000 / £300,000 behind you.

it's a shitty visa though and offers no greencard in the long run, it just allows you to live here until you die or move home whatever is the sooner.
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Tried it, not sure what to search for and whatever I put i'll get 100's of stuff not relating , if someone knows a good source im sure they will post it
There are only a few ways to get into the US, someone will soon post them here. If you search for "ways get in US" without quotes you'll probably find the list.

It basically boils down to one of:

1) Company transfer
2) Highly skilled
3) Highly sought after (nurses etc)
4) Marriage

Don't take my word for it, there are so many others here with more knowledge about this than me.

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Originally Posted by chezshells.com
I can get info on how to be able to move to Florida
why Florida?
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Doesnt every Brit with stars in their eyes that watched too many "A Place In The Sun" programs want to move to Florida? After all it is a paradise....you ask anyone sitting in rain sodden Britain...its perfect in Florida.
 
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why Florida?
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Search for pulaksi ways and you'll get the general idea.
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Doesnt every Brit with stars in their eyes that watched too many "A Place In The Sun" programs want to move to Florida? After all it is a paradise....you ask anyone sitting in rain sodden Britain...its perfect in Florida.
Perfect for 9 months Hell for 3 months
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Alright then... here it is for you:


There are basically SEVEN 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 $100k (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 $250k would be a nearer minimum

(6)You are an "investor" i.e. you have at least US $1m in assets to bring with you. And your background will be investigatedto 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.
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Default Re: How to get in the USA

Thanks for all replies

Florida was just a thought, never been to Florida and as we might be holidaying there we thought we might have a look at some property, been to the Caribbean before but thought Florida was a safer bet.

Moved to France last June and we have had a very cold winter so thought of Florida for the next move.
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Thanks for all replies

Florida was just a thought, never been to Florida and as we might be holidaying there we thought we might have a look at some property, been to the Caribbean before but thought Florida was a safer bet.

Moved to France last June and we have had a very cold winter so thought of Florida for the next move.
Its been cool in FL this year...plenty of frosts and sub 32f nights up in the north of Florida. Even down to Miami was cold for a couple of weeks.

FL is great for a holiday for sure. Its a different kettle of grouper living here. Besides its not really the Real USA is it.

I may be wrong but I thought the whole of the Northern Hemishpere has had an unusually cool winter this year? Akthough Feb has been above average in the 48 contigious states....
 
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Originally Posted by chezshells.com
Thanks for all replies

Florida was just a thought, never been to Florida and as we might be holidaying there we thought we might have a look at some property, been to the Caribbean before but thought Florida was a safer bet.

Moved to France last June and we have had a very cold winter so thought of Florida for the next move.
How about one of the British Islands - Grand Cayman etc? British Virgin Islands?
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Originally Posted by britchicknyc
How about one of the British Islands - Grand Cayman etc? British Virgin Islands?

Apparently you can just go live and work there if you have a British Passport and buy a business with no fannying around with E2 visa and the like.
 

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