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I want a fresh start !!!!

Old Mar 12th 2009, 10:34 am
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Hello to everyone on here, am new to here and am currently looking into making a new start for me and my daughter in the states. Apart from thinking and dreaming about it, am really at a loss of what i need to do and where i go to find out more. Can anyone help ??? Will be starting from scratch, so i suppose the main items are somewhere to live and employment, as well as my daughters education.
Thank you in advance
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Old Mar 12th 2009, 10:43 am
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Hi cmassy,

You have a few options but the easiest is marrying a USC, thats a big step and obviously the marriage will need to be legit otherwise your visa will be revoked.

have a look at www.uscis.gov for alternative visas.

Does your field of work involve anything very specialized. Or have you had plenty of experience in a highly skilled field. Visit the above website for a list of jobs. You need 12 years experience in your field or a Bachelors Degree.

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Old Mar 12th 2009, 11:27 am
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Hi Chris

Thanks for the info, unfortunately marriage is out of the question, do not know any USC

My job is just assessing and agreeing Marine Insurance Claims, nothing to specialized really, but you do have to have knowledge of certain rules and regulations.

I shall keep looking and finding out as much as I can, and hopefully sort something out. Just want to give my daughter a fresh and brighter start

Claire xx
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Start here:

http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Pulask...ork_in_the_USA

That is a list of the visas that are available to enter the US. You have to find one that you are qualified for and then find someone / some company that will sponsor you for one of those.

We get a message like your nearly every day, and its not that we like to be harsh but we do feel the need to be realistic. There are folks out there who do things (like sell there car, 'burn a bridge') thinking 'screw it, I'm off to America' only to later find out how hard it really is, and there are also some unscrupulous folks who advertise themselves as 'immigration consultants' and take a fee to submit paperwork that will simply never be approved because of the difficulty in obtaining a visa.

To be blunt: it is highly unlikely you will be able to find a visa and/or a sponsor. The basic premise of the US government is 'we do not want or need you'. Your mission is to find an exception to this assumption.

Some ways include:

* marriage
* coming over for Uni / graduate degree (and then finding a spouse)
* working for a huge multi-national company and getting transferred
* investing a minimum of about $250k in a US company.
* having a Uni degree or 12 years experience in a highly sought after field (think software engineer, lawyer, or doctor).

In short, it's going to be really rough. Really difficult.

But take a look at the list and if you think there is one you qualify for let us know and we'll offer more advice on the specifics.

Good luck
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Originally Posted by cmsassy View Post
i suppose the main items are somewhere to live and employment, as well as my daughters education.
No, the main item is getting a visa. Based on what you've said so far that looks highly unlikely.
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Originally Posted by cmsassy View Post
Just want to give my daughter a fresh and brighter start
From what you've said, it's highly unlikely you'd get any visa for the US, so how about considering other 'easier' countries such as Oz, NZ or Canada?

Or even another area of the UK - there are plenty of places in the UK that are great for bringing up children and then you don't have to go through the huge cost and stress of moving countries!

Best of luck.
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From what you've said, it's highly unlikely you'd get any visa for the US, so how about considering other 'easier' countries such as Oz, NZ or Canada?

Or even another area of the UK - there are plenty of places in the UK that are great for bringing up children and then you don't have to go through the huge cost and stress of moving countries!

Best of luck.
have you tryed getting into oz lately
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Originally Posted by cmsassy View Post
Hello to everyone on here, am new to here and am currently looking into making a new start for me and my daughter in the states. Apart from thinking and dreaming about it, am really at a loss of what i need to do and where i go to find out more. Can anyone help ??? Will be starting from scratch, so i suppose the main items are somewhere to live and employment, as well as my daughters education.
Thank you in advance
Claire xx


AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!! sorry, feel so much better now!
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Originally Posted by Englishtart View Post
AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!! sorry, feel so much better now!
Go on - get stuck in. You know you want to!
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Originally Posted by eugene43 View Post
have you tryed getting into oz lately
compared to somewhere that's a no go, it's a lot more doable, and compared to the US, relative piece of piss, even Canada, which has made it a lot tougher is still a piece of piss in comparison to the US.

So yeah, it's sound advice, along with South Africa and easiest of all, any other EU country.
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Originally Posted by penguinsix View Post
* investing a minimum of about $250k in a US company.
* having a Uni degree or 12 years experience in a highly sought after field (think software engineer, lawyer, or doctor).
Don't forget to include living expenses on top of getting a business, so enough for a house, car, bills, food etc.

And those work fields for a doctor/lawyer usually require years of re-training to be qualified to practice over here too.
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Have you looked at other options?

Bide your time, ultimately YOU are going to give your daughter the best possible life, it doesnt matter where you are, its what you do for her, who you surround yourself with, again, not where you are.

You're in the EU you have allot of options open to you, maybe look around the EU and see if there is anything closer to the UK, america wouldnt be my first option, the fact my wife is here is the main reason I'm here.
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Originally Posted by tonrob View Post
Go on - get stuck in. You know you want to!
I really do..........I'm just not in the right frame of mind to be of much help!
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no need to remove my effing and jeffing..........
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Originally Posted by eugene43 View Post
have you tryed getting into oz lately
No, I haven't 'tryed' it (or even tried it), but it's waaaaay easier than the US, trust me!
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