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Prince Harry's new Job - what visa ?

Old Mar 24th 2021, 3:15 pm
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I saw on the news Prince Harry started a new job in silicone valley.

https://www.independent.co.uk/indy10...-b1821724.html

The mention of 2 jobs also makes the visa options even more narrow unless the commission is unpaid.

I had read this story before on what his visa / GC options were:
https://abovethelaw.com/2021/03/harr...migration-law/

The Green card is especially interesting as I recall the requirement to renounce all his titles if he then goes for Citizenship.
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Surely he has a Green card by being married to a US citizen and she has already sponsored him.

I have a nephew who married a US citizen and from application to getting the OK and arriving in the US was 4 months - they had very good lawyers.

Harry and Megan married in 2018 and moved to the US in 2020 - plenty of time for her to sponsor and him get his Green card.
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In 2018 it was taking a year or so, now quite possible, but is does debunk all that being forced out story.

Some suggestion he has actually been working for a few months.
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In 2018 it was taking a year or so, now quite possible, but is does debunk all that being forced out story.

Some suggestion he has actually been working for a few months.
Yeah, it does add evidence to this all being planned in advance... and that their sojourn in Canada was merely to take advantage of the free security Trudeau's government offered for a few months. Once that expired, they bailed to California.
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My money would be on some variant of the VWP Express, but I doubt we will ever know.
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"Job". Not job.

That is all.
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My money would be on some variant of the VWP Express, but I doubt we will ever know.
They went from Canada to California by private plane. I didn’t think private plane passengers were eligible for the VWP?

My money is on a CR-1. There was plenty of time to get that done before they moved. When did DCF stop in London?
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They went from Canada to California by private plane. I didn’t think private plane passengers were eligible for the VWP?

My money is on a CR-1. There was plenty of time to get that done before they moved. When did DCF stop in London?
I would not be surprised if there were “special channels”..to process whatever it was, if you read the second link thought it talks about some pretty complex tax implication of a GC.
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They went from Canada to California by private plane. I didn’t think private plane passengers were eligible for the VWP?

My money is on a CR-1. There was plenty of time to get that done before they moved. When did DCF stop in London?
Whether or not the DCF was open is irrelevant I should think...... in their positions they would have had special routes to expedite any application for CR-1 they made.
She was living practically living in the UK prior to the marriage so must have had special dispensation for that too.
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She did go through the UK process I remember that being mentioned at the time, UK process is super quick anyway.

DCF is still available for exceptional circumstances, a year? since London had it otherwise, Canada only had it for exceptional circumstances.
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We all know that the White House/US Embassies/DHS/CBP/USCIS can fast-track green cards for high profile personnels who are eligible otherwise (e.g. married to a US citizen). Heck, even Trump at the time brought over Melania's parents (who are USCs now) in some mysterious ways.
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The Christmas before I retired I attended a party at the US Embassy. During the course of a conversation it was made very clear to me that when I wanted my visa all I had to do was call the person I was talking to, and I could attend the Embassy next day with my passport and have the visa put in it. Concerned about future complications at the US end if I did that, I went the normal route. But if that offer was made to me, I have no doubt Harry was made one he didn't refuse.
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We all know that the White House/US Embassies/DHS/CBP/USCIS can fast-track green cards for high profile personnels who are eligible otherwise (e.g. married to a US citizen). Heck, even Trump at the time brought over Melania's parents (who are USCs now) in some mysterious ways.
There was no mysterious way....Melania sponsored them......
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The Christmas before I retired I attended a party at the US Embassy. During the course of a conversation it was made very clear to me that when I wanted my visa all I had to do was call the person I was talking to, and I could attend the Embassy next day with my passport and have the visa put in it. Concerned about future complications at the US end if I did that, I went the normal route. But if that offer was made to me, I have no doubt Harry was made one he didn't refuse.

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Originally Posted by lansbury View Post
The Christmas before I retired I attended a party at the US Embassy. During the course of a conversation it was made very clear to me that when I wanted my visa all I had to do was call the person I was talking to, and I could attend the Embassy next day with my passport and have the visa put in it. Concerned about future complications at the US end if I did that, I went the normal route. But if that offer was made to me, I have no doubt Harry was made one he didn't refuse.

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