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Old Jan 18th 2011, 3:07 pm
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Myself and DH want to move to the States, this has been a life long ambition of mine and something we both really want to do. I have had multiple trips to many of the 50 states as a child and adult, we also have friends in the states. I am a nurse, DH is an IT professional (with a degree) and we are both in our 20s. We have no children and no financial ties to anything in the UK at present.

We do realise how hard it is to move to the states now. I had always assumed that I would move over based on working as a nurse but obviously with retrogression I realise that might not now be possible. The other option we are looking at is DH getting a job with an international company and being able to transfer that way but it is difficult finding anything suitable at the minute. We realise that this could be a lengthly and possibly costly affair but are willing to throw ourselves into it

Any tips or general observations/advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Old Jan 18th 2011, 3:09 pm
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Myself and DH want to move to the States, this has been a life long ambition of mine and something we both really want to do. I have had multiple trips to many of the 50 states as a child and adult, we also have friends in the states. I am a nurse, DH is an IT professional (with a degree) and we are both in our 20s. We have no children and no financial ties to anything in the UK at present.

We do realise how hard it is to move to the states now. I had always assumed that I would move over based on working as a nurse but obviously with retrogression I realise that might not now be possible. The other option we are looking at is DH getting a job with an international company and being able to transfer that way but it is difficult finding anything suitable at the minute. We realise that this could be a lengthly and possibly costly affair but are willing to throw ourselves into it

Any tips or general observations/advice would be greatly appreciated!
Nothing to add really - you seem to have made a good assessment of your situation. Good luck with carrying out your plan.
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Old Jan 18th 2011, 3:24 pm
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The other option we are looking at is DH getting a job with an international company and being able to transfer that way but it is difficult finding anything suitable at the minute. We realise that this could be a lengthly and possibly costly affair but are willing to throw ourselves into it

Any tips or general observations/advice would be greatly appreciated!
Start making specific plans then: decided where you would want to live in the US, and see if there is any way DH could get a job in the UK with a company that has an office where you want to live. This, of course, might mean having to relocate within the UK (or possibly Europe: assuming you're both EU citizens, there might be a stepping stone via a company on mainland Europe).

Also, do research and find out which companies are more supportive of internal transfers. Don't forget, though, that a transfer on an L-1 visa has a downside: the transferee is tied to that company. As well as getting a transfer-friendly company, you should make sure that they are Green-Card-friendly too, and will not automatically expect DH to ship back to the UK.

It's much more likely to be lengthy than costly, unless either or both of you comes into enough money to invest in a US business.
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Old Jan 18th 2011, 6:27 pm
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this has been a life long ambition of mine
It'll have to be
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Old Jan 18th 2011, 9:05 pm
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What type of nurse are you? Do you have a US license?
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Old Jan 18th 2011, 9:38 pm
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Good luck and welcome to BE!

Well I'm sure you've seen the wiki with the common routes in to the US to understand the up hill battle.

What about coming here for a masters? That'll get you here for a bit.

Either that, or just work on getting niche skills in something that interests you, or specialised company info on a company likely to either set up a US presence or have one and be willing to send you over.
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