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danwil007 Jul 25th 2004 6:58 pm

sponsors
 
Could anyone please help my family and i to relocate to the USA, we are self sufficient but require a sponsor in order to live in the usa. does anyone know where i could find a sponsor or does anyone know of a different way to get a green card.?
We would be grateful of any helpful replies.

Duncan Roberts Jul 25th 2004 7:31 pm

You cant get a green card just by anyone sponsoring you, it has to be an immediate relative.
The only chance you have of a green card right off the bat is the green card lottery, if you are eligible.

danwil007 Jul 26th 2004 6:35 pm


Originally posted by Duncan Roberts
You cant get a green card just by anyone sponsoring you, it has to be an immediate relative.
The only chance you have of a green card right off the bat is the green card lottery, if you are eligible.
An employer can sponsor me and us english are not allowed in the lottery. but thanks for replying.

Ray Jul 26th 2004 6:52 pm

There are basically SEVEN ways that you can get a visa to live and work in the US:

(1) Marriage (or engagement in anticipation of marriage) to a US citizen.

(2) You have skills that are in short supply in the US e.g. scientific or medical training. A degree is normally a must. Or you have superior specialist skills with at least 12 years experience.

(3) You have an Employer who is willing to transfer you - but even the employer has to make a good case for you - so you have to be a manager unless you fall under category (2) above.

(4)You may get a Green card in the diversity lottery (UK citizens, except N.Ireland are not eligible)

(5)You own or buy business (does not get you permanent resident status i.e. no green card)
The business must have a minimum value of around $100k (more the better) bearing in mind you will need somewhere to live and with any startup business you will need at least 2 years living money as back up. So a figure of $250k would be a nearer minimum

(6)You are an "investor" i.e. you have at least US $1m in assets to bring with you. And your background will be investigatedto the hilt.

(7)You have a close relative (mother, father, brother, sister and no further) who is an US citizen who would sponsor you, approx time this take 2-12 years…

Recruitment agent will not take you seriously if you are not already in the US. Writing for jobs is really a waste of time; likewise US employers have no idea what foreign qualification are or mean (except Degrees) it may pay you to get your qualification translated into a US equivalent, there are Companies that do this ..
But if you are getting a visa under (2) above then you need a job offer before you can get the visa. Your Employer will be your sponsor this will cost them upward of $3k. So you can see you have to be offering something really special to get considered They may also have to prove to the Dept of labor that there is no American who can do the job if the position is to be permanent
© Pulaski..Ray

Chopper-Chris Jul 26th 2004 7:09 pm


Originally posted by danwil007
An employer can sponsor me and us english are not allowed in the lottery. but thanks for replying.
if you already knew that...why did you ask the question?

Duncan Roberts Jul 26th 2004 8:52 pm

An employer cant sponsor a whole family for green cards! They can sponsor somebody for a visa, but the chances of that are slim to none.
If you really are self sufficient then the best way would be to invest a few hunderd thousand in a business, even then the visas your family get are pretty restrictive.
Look at www.uscis.gov, but I wouldn't hold out much hope!
By the way, you never mentioned you were English.

ScousePete Jul 26th 2004 10:06 pm

Re: sponsors
 

Originally posted by danwil007
Could anyone please help my family and i to relocate to the USA, we are self sufficient but require a sponsor in order to live in the usa. does anyone know where i could find a sponsor or does anyone know of a different way to get a green card.?
We would be grateful of any helpful replies.
I will sponsor you.

Is it a sponsored walk or a sponsored swim?




;)

Brit'n'TX Jul 27th 2004 12:41 am

Re: sponsors
 

Originally posted by ScousePete
I will sponsor you.

Is it a sponsored walk or a sponsored swim?




;)
a sponsored swim across the atlantic maybe?


:D

monster Jul 27th 2004 12:49 am

It's a sponsored wannabe-athon to pay for a one-way ticket to the US. The young gentleman here is being sponsored per post in the thread before someone lists the 7 ways to get to the US. Sadly, it was not a successful fundraising endeavor, so it looks like we won't be seeing him for a while! ;)

Patrick Jul 27th 2004 2:30 am

My company will sponsor you, send my your shirt and I will write my company name on it. - oh, I forgot , I dont have a company anymore.

ScousePete Jul 27th 2004 2:47 am


Originally posted by Patrick
My company will sponsor you, send my your shirt and I will write my company name on it. - oh, I forgot , I dont have a company anymore.
Write it anyway. May be worth something one day :p

Chopper-Chris Jul 27th 2004 12:44 pm

Re: sponsors
 
is it possible to have a sponsored 'stupidathon' ? we'd all owe you a lot of money, you are the grandmaster of stupid.

;)

danwil007 Jul 27th 2004 4:17 pm


Originally posted by ray6
There are basically SEVEN ways that you can get a visa to live and work in the US:

(1) Marriage (or engagement in anticipation of marriage) to a US citizen.

(2) You have skills that are in short supply in the US e.g. scientific or medical training. A degree is normally a must. Or you have superior specialist skills with at least 12 years experience.

(3) You have an Employer who is willing to transfer you - but even the employer has to make a good case for you - so you have to be a manager unless you fall under category (2) above.

(4)You may get a Green card in the diversity lottery (UK citizens, except N.Ireland are not eligible)

(5)You own or buy business (does not get you permanent resident status i.e. no green card)
The business must have a minimum value of around $100k (more the better) bearing in mind you will need somewhere to live and with any startup business you will need at least 2 years living money as back up. So a figure of $250k would be a nearer minimum

(6)You are an "investor" i.e. you have at least US $1m in assets to bring with you. And your background will be investigatedto the hilt.

(7)You have a close relative (mother, father, brother, sister and no further) who is an US citizen who would sponsor you, approx time this take 2-12 years…

Recruitment agent will not take you seriously if you are not already in the US. Writing for jobs is really a waste of time; likewise US employers have no idea what foreign qualification are or mean (except Degrees) it may pay you to get your qualification translated into a US equivalent, there are Companies that do this ..
But if you are getting a visa under (2) above then you need a job offer before you can get the visa. Your Employer will be your sponsor this will cost them upward of $3k. So you can see you have to be offering something really special to get considered They may also have to prove to the Dept of labor that there is no American who can do the job if the position is to be permanent
© Pulaski..Ray

Chopper-Chris Jul 27th 2004 4:20 pm


Originally posted by danwil007

did you intend to say something?

danwil007 Jul 27th 2004 4:21 pm


Originally posted by danwil007
thank you ray, i'm very interested in item 5 could you please email me more information if you have it as there is nothing in the immigration information about this, only the one about investing $1,00,000?

Ray Jul 27th 2004 4:24 pm


Originally posted by danwil007
thank you ray, i'm very interested in item 5 could you please email me more information if you have it as there is nothing in the immigration information about this, only the one about investing $1,00,000?
Thats would be the E-2 visa.. info here
http://www.investorvisausa.com/index.html

Chopper-Chris Jul 27th 2004 8:16 pm


Originally posted by danwil007
thank you ray, i'm very interested in item 5 could you please email me more information if you have it as there is nothing in the immigration information about this, only the one about investing $1,00,000?

I would be very interested to hear about your business / potential business and where you plan to live when you get here.

Manc Jul 27th 2004 8:18 pm


Originally posted by Chopper-Chris
I would be very interested to hear about your business / potential business and where you plan to live when you get here.
ducatiandy's in the process of doing that. IMO opinion it's a bit dodgy as it will never grant permanent residency, but if you have the money and want to live in USA then it's the only option sometimes.

Ray Jul 27th 2004 8:32 pm


Originally posted by manc1976
ducatiandy's in the process of doing that. IMO opinion it's a bit dodgy as it will never grant permanent residency, but if you have the money and want to live in USA then it's the only option sometimes.
Ax you say Matt its the only way for a lot of people .... the worst problem is if you have kids ..at 21 they have to leave.. so you have to marry them off beforehand....they then get citizenship and get you your GC.. there are other ways using smoke and mirrors also ..but I know a couple of people who have been here 20 years on E-2..


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