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Old Jun 28th 2012, 10:04 pm
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Hi everyone.

I am, like many of here, looking for a new start. And I would love to work in America.

I'm 24,
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Physically Strong, I play Rugby
I have worked as a carer for severly disabled for 4 and a half years. ANd have a few qualifications to do with that, and educated to A Level(History, Business, Ancient History)

I just don't know where to start looking. I don't know the care work rules in America, but I am also not afraid to do manual labour like working on building sites or farms. Not afraid to get my hands dirty

If anybody could point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated
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Old Jun 28th 2012, 10:11 pm
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Have a look here at the possible ways of moving to the US.

H1B is the most common visa, however it is for specialist jobs, which caring is not. You also are required to have a degree or 12 years work experience, which you have neither, so that rules H1B out.

Was you born in Britain? If not, you may qualify for the green card lottery, however it is exactly that, a lottery.

The only possible ways I see for you to be able to move to the USA is to marry a US citizen, study for a degree in the US (very expensive) or get a degree in the UK, get a job at a international company in the UK that has offices in the USA and hopefully after a few years, ask for a transfer.
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Old Jun 28th 2012, 10:13 pm
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Thank you for the reply, I was born in the UK.
I forgot to mention I do have family in The United States, does that help in anyway?
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Originally Posted by KArly1987 View Post
Thank you for the reply, I was born in the UK.
I forgot to mention I do have family in The United States, does that help in anyway?
Are they immediate family? Your mom, your dad (or step-parents), your own children over 21 years of age, your brother or your sister? If so, are they US Citizens?

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Originally Posted by KArly1987 View Post
I'm 24,
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Physically Strong, I play Rugby
I have worked as a carer for severly disabled for 4 and a half years. ANd have a few qualifications to do with that, and educated to A Level(History, Business, Ancient History)
These qualifications don't sound like anything that will get you a work visa to the USA anytime soon. If you can get a job with a UK company that has offices in the USA, and get to a certain level up the chain, you might be able to transfer to the USA after 1 year or more of employment. Maybe your Business (degree?) could help. Not sure what A-levels are, but for most work visas to the USA, you need at least a Bachelor's degree.

I don't know the care work rules in America, but I am also not afraid to do manual labour like working on building sites or farms. Not afraid to get my hands dirty
You probably won't get any work in the health care field in the USA. But you could try for a seasonal temporary work visa, which would have you doing things like picking cotton all day long. But is that really what you want to do with your time in the USA?

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Thank you Rene,
No it is a Great Auntie and her family, and 3 of my Cousins, they are all US citizens, my Great Auntie married a American GI after the second world war and has US citizenship through that, the cousins are US Citizens
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Originally Posted by KArly1987 View Post
Thank you Rene,
No it is a Great Auntie and her family, and 3 of my Cousins, they are all US citizens, my Great Auntie married a American GI after the second world war and has US citizenship through that, the cousins are US Citizens
Unfortunately none of those family members can sponsor you for a green card.
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Originally Posted by KArly1987 View Post
Thank you Rene,
No it is a Great Auntie and her family, and 3 of my Cousins, they are all US citizens, my Great Auntie married a American GI after the second world war and has US citizenship through that, the cousins are US Citizens
Given what you have said so far, this is the only option (EDIT: Marrying an American Citizen) that would appear to exist at the current time if you were looking for a permanent move.

Another option would be to study in the US and have a student visa.

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A ALevel is from College, which is 16-18 in the UK, using another site, which I kind of understood, it puts my GPA at 4.1 for the 3 subjects studied
As I say I dont understand it fully
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I wish now I had applied for University.
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Originally Posted by KArly1987 View Post
A ALevel is from College, which is 16-18 in the UK, using another site, which I kind of understood, it puts my GPA at 4.1 for the 3 subjects studied
As I say I dont understand it fully
I'm not too familiar with GPA's either, but that does not sound correct. GPA is usually out of (maximum) 4.0 scale I believe.

Originally Posted by KArly1987 View Post
I wish now I had applied for University.
Do you have £100k-£150k? If so, go and study for a degree in the USA. You'll be allowed to work for 1 year afterwards (or 2 and 1/2 years if you do a STEM degree) in which time you'll hopefully find a company to sponsor you to stay there.
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Given what you have said so far, this is the only option that would appear to exist at the current time if you were looking for a permanent move.
How does his USC great-aunt help? She can't sponsor him for an Immigrant Visa.

Or did you bold the "married to an American" part, meaning the OP needs to marry an American? (which I agree, would lead to him getting an Immigrant Visa).

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Originally Posted by Noorah101 View Post
How does his USC great-aunt help? She can't sponsor him for an Immigrant Visa.

Or did you bold the "married to an American" part, meaning the OP needs to marry an American? (which I agree, would lead to him getting an Immigrant Visa).

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Sorry, I thought the bold was enough but on second reading it wasn't that clear. I'll edit it, but yes, I meant the marrying an American part only.

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To be blunt, chances are slim to none.

Your qualifications mean shit over here, so get a degree and preferably a masters and your chances improve massively.

Realistically though, match.com and find a bird to marry.

Unless you're playing rugby at a pro level and have some kudos in coaching it, then you might be able to blag a way in that way, but again, slim chances.

But the world is a big place, you're young, so consider Canada, Australia or where ever else you can do the WHV, or the rest of the EU where you don't need a visa.

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by KArly1987 View Post
A ALevel is from College, which is 16-18 in the UK, using another site, which I kind of understood, it puts my GPA at 4.1 for the 3 subjects studied
As I say I dont understand it fully
College in the UK != College in the US. College in the US = University in the UK. What you have might, if you can get it translated officially, give you a high school diploma GPA that may help you get accepted for a US college if you have enough money to pay for it.
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