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Old Jun 1st 2011, 7:57 pm
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I'm looking into a move from the UK to Las Vegas but haven't got a clue where to start! I've been a bit overwhelmed by information and can't figure out what rules actually mean and what my chances of getting approved for a visa or whatever I need are.
I'm 23 and a UK British citizen, and single with no dependents. I'm part qualified as an accountant with the hope of being qualified within a year.

Just wondered if anyone could offer me any advice on how I would get started with looking into a move over to the States?

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Old Jun 1st 2011, 8:08 pm
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Read this

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

and you will probably find on the information you give very little to no chance.
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With what you've said, not much chance.

Internship, study, or find a USC to marry would be your best bet if you are looking for the quick route....other wise, getting years of niche skills or specialist company knowledge might help, but who knows what the future might entail.
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Why have you picked Las Vegas?
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Originally Posted by meauxna View Post
Why have you picked Las Vegas?
But it looks so cool on CSI *wah wah wah* whoooo are youuuu *ooh ooh*
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I feel bad complaining about the heat in Albuquerque when I think about Vegas Hope the OP likes it hot...really hot.
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In the USA being a Chartered Accounted will be of limited use you the equivalent qualification here is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and be licenced in the state of Nevada. Do not think being a CPA will help your case much as there are plenty of them over here
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Originally Posted by sir_eccles View Post
But it looks so cool on CSI *wah wah wah* whoooo are youuuu *ooh ooh*
But not the same since Grissom left...

And what's that CSI New York all about? Hate all this spin-off bollocks.
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But not the same since Grissom left...

And what's that CSI New York all about? Hate all this spin-off bollocks.
So do I...they never turn out to be as good as the original. I used to watch CSI until the first spin off series (CSI Miami) was aired...after watching that it put me off the original.
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But not the same since Grissom left...

And what's that CSI New York all about? Hate all this spin-off bollocks.
From how do I move to American to CSI NY is bollocks in 8 posts. Is that a recorded for thread shift.
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Originally Posted by lansbury View Post
From how do I move to American to CSI NY is bollocks in 8 posts. Is that a recorded for thread shift.
I'm sure we've manged it in 2 or 3 post in the past.
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Originally Posted by meauxna View Post
Why have you picked Las Vegas?
if the CPA thing doesn't work out

plan B is the pole..........
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Having lived many years in Las Vegas, and as a CPA, you'll have a really tough time getting work there.

1. Chartered accountants are licensed differently under different accounting systems (European) than USA. You will need to not only sit for the Nevada state licensing board for CPAs, you'll need to be a resident of the state first. Then you'll most likely need to return to school just to be eligible. I know I was not eligible to become Chartered in the UK by simply being a CPA in the USA (Nevada.)
2. I didn't even practice accounting in Las Vegas in the end! CPAs, like a lot of professional degrees, are dime a dozen in Vegas. I was offered a position at Harrah's Corp, concentrating on A/R, and was offered 50% less than what I made working as a USGov't accountant. And that was 2005, when jobs were plenty. I ended up dealing poker and making more $$ than any 9-5 job.
3. With your accent and youth, you'd want to look into waitressing cocktails or player's club hostessing. Or better, dealing. The casinos have a tough time finding white, English first language dealers, especially in poker. You can make a killing. All you need to do is go to dealer school (less than $800), be cleared through the sheriff's department (for no criminal problems), have of course right to work, and if lacking knock-out looks, a great personality. Competition is tough for the high end casino cocktail waitress jobs. Manc is not that much 'out there' to suggest entertainment as a way to get started in Vegas. Loads of folks do!

No company will sponsor you for a visa. There are just way too many legal residents that need jobs out there.

Look more at, say, Houston. BP is in a hiring frenzy for all sorts of admin/accounting/finance folks. Of course, at a lower level, they may not sponsor a visa, but at least you can start in bookkeeping levels until you get the schooling necessary to sit for the CPA. (CPA requires schooling only here, no experience.)
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From how do I move to American to CSI NY is bollocks in 8 posts. Is that a recorded for thread shift.
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if the CPA thing doesn't work out

plan B is the pole..........
And now we're onto sex.

We'll also cover religion and politics by post #20 I'll wager.
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The casinos have a tough time finding white, English first language dealers, especially in poker. You can make a killing. All you need to do is go to dealer school (less than $800), be cleared through the sheriff's department (for no criminal problems), have of course right to work, and if lacking knock-out looks, a great personality. Competition is tough for the high end casino cocktail waitress jobs. Manc is not that much 'out there' to suggest entertainment as a way to get started in Vegas. Loads of folks do!
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