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Moving to the US

Old Jan 15th 2003, 1:41 am
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Paul
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Hi, I'm born in Canada. This may sound like a really simple question.
Every time I research the topic, I lose myself with all the different
kinds of visas, green cards, etc.... My situation is the following:

I have a bachelor's degree in computer science and I have worked in
the field for 3 years now. I am looking to move to the United States
and find employment. What is the first thing I need to do? I know
there are companies that are willing to sponsor foreigners. What must
I do if I want to go to the United States and live there to find work?
What do you recommend?

Thanks!
 
Old Jan 16th 2003, 7:55 pm
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Alistair Bell
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[email protected] (Paul) wrote in message news:...
    > Hi, I'm born in Canada. This may sound like a really simple question.
    > Every time I research the topic, I lose myself with all the different
    > kinds of visas, green cards, etc.... My situation is the following:
    >
    > I have a bachelor's degree in computer science and I have worked in
    > the field for 3 years now. I am looking to move to the United States
    > and find employment. What is the first thing I need to do? I know
    > there are companies that are willing to sponsor foreigners. What must
    > I do if I want to go to the United States and live there to find work?
    > What do you recommend?

The short answer is 'first find work, then go and live there'. Put up
your resume on Monster and the rest, go to interviews (that's
perfectly permissible), and then, once you have accepted a job offer,
pack up your things and move. As a Canadian citizen, the visa you need
is called a TN visa, and it doesn't require very much paperwork to get
-- an employment offer letter covers most of it.

Go research the various websites and you should find everything you
need to know about a TN visa.

(I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice...)
 
Old Jan 16th 2003, 11:50 pm
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Jasonvisa
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TN or H-1B is the way to go. You can come in for the interview and then get
the correct visa. You can even pay the TN yourself so the employer won't have
to pay a dime if it will help you land the job (H-1B is a bit different). I am
an affordable, experienced immigration attorney.You or your boss may email me
at [email protected] or visit www.EnterAmerica.com for a free consultation
and additional information.
 
Old Jan 17th 2003, 3:45 pm
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Default Re: Moving to the US

Originally posted by Paul
Hi, I'm born in Canada. This may sound like a really simple question.
Every time I research the topic, I lose myself with all the different
kinds of visas, green cards, etc.... My situation is the following:

I have a bachelor's degree in computer science and I have worked in
the field for 3 years now. I am looking to move to the United States
and find employment. What is the first thing I need to do? I know
there are companies that are willing to sponsor foreigners. What must
I do if I want to go to the United States and live there to find work?
What do you recommend?

Thanks!
You need to clarify whether you are currently living in Canada and are a Canadian citizen.

I believe that if the answer is positive to both the above, then the other two posts before mine are appropriate advice.

Canada is part of NAFTA which you may have heard of. This gives Canadian citizens some advantages when looking for employment in the US. i.e. the TN visa

FYI, the other NAFTA member is Mexico.



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