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Old Apr 7th 2012, 11:45 am
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Hi there,

Hoping somebody could give me as much advice as possible for somebody wishing to relocate to Florida as a teacher.
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Old Apr 7th 2012, 12:20 pm
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Hi there,

Hoping somebody could give me as much advice as possible for somebody wishing to relocate to Florida as a teacher.
if you can get a job offer the employer files for the visa

state school could not afford the cost unless you are an unusual specialist
but there are many unemployed teacher already in the US
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Hi there,

Hoping somebody could give me as much advice as possible for somebody wishing to relocate to Florida as a teacher.
Are you an American citizen or are you married to one? If not does either of you have a Green Card or visa to work in the US? It is extremely doubtful that teaching would lead to a US visa. Many teachers are out of work and teachers are still being laid off due to the economy.
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Hoping somebody could give me as much advice as possible for somebody wishing to relocate to Florida as a teacher.
Primary/Elementary? Middle/Junior high? Secondary/High school? What degrees do you have? How much experience do you have? It's difficult to give advice, when you make such an open and nebulous comment.

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I am qualified to teach Physics and Maths up to Grade 12. I would be looking to teach high school. Neither of us are US citizens.
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I am qualified to teach Physics and Maths up to Grade 12. I would be looking to teach high school. Neither of us are US citizens.
Out of interest...why Florida?

Try private schools...they may have the funds to arrange a visa for you and they do tend to like British accents.
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I am qualified to teach Physics and Maths up to Grade 12. I would be looking to teach high school. Neither of us are US citizens.

Well at least you've got desirable subjects! The route is possible but will take a lot of effort and some luck to get you over. Confining your search to Florida is reducing your chances of success.
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How much would all the VISAs cost? I would be looking to permanently relocate and become a citizen.
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How much would all the VISAs cost? I would be looking to permanently relocate and become a citizen.
Okay -- you can't just buy a visa to live here and come and teach. Well you can, but it requires capital of at least half a million down on the table before you even start. Have you got that sort of dosh?
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How much would all the VISAs cost? I would be looking to permanently relocate and become a citizen.
Your employer would pay for the visa. Take a read through this...it is also worthwhile reading through other sections of the Wiki re the US.

Even though Maths and Science are desirable subjects...your chances of getting a school district to go to the time and trouble of sponsoring you is very slim. Especially as there are thousands of US teachers out of work. On the other hand...the private schools my daughter went to used to send a delegation all over the world looking for teachers. Admittedly the economy was in better shape then.

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Okay -- you can't just buy a visa to live here and come and teach. Well you can, but it requires capital of at least half a million down on the table before you even start. Have you got that sort of dosh?
Visa applications cost half a million?
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Something tells me this thread is going to be fun. I'll get the popcorn.
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Visa applications cost half a million?
No, you miss understood. fatbrit said that you can "buy" a visa for half a million. It's an investment visa.

A visa to work here as a teacher, will however cost your employer several thousand dollars. If your husband is coming over too he will either have to get a visa in his own right or come on the back of yours which opens up a whole other can of worms.
Usually H1B visas are used in your scenario and if he comes in on the back of that and gets an H4 visa he won't be able to work.
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Something tells me this thread is going to be fun. I'll get the popcorn.
Oh at least some mini eggs.....
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Oh at least some mini eggs.....
The little piglets devoured them all within seconds of getting up (at noon!)
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