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Old Mar 10th 2012, 8:45 am
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Hi,

I / we are new to this site so bear with it! I am a US/UK dual national and I am marrying a brit later this year. We are really keen to relocate to the US (California area) and are going to be there for 2 weeks in October researching the area.
I know the area a little bit but I was born and grew up on the east coast with family in Cali so don't know it as well (especially not as much now). My fiance works in energy / construction / engineering as a project manager and as a non-us citizen I will either have to move over without him and apply for his visa or better would be for him to apply for a job from here in the US but I suspect most employers don't want the hassle of having to sort out foreign visas and would rather just hire local.
If anyone has an advice it would be really appreciated.

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Old Mar 10th 2012, 1:14 pm
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While I am no expert on the matter, I have read many times on this forum that marriage will be the quickest and easiest option by far.

Unless your Fiancee is a highly qualified individual with good experience in an in demand field, then it will be very hard to find an employer willing to deal with the paperwork.
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Old Mar 10th 2012, 2:02 pm
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Wait till your married, and go from there.

However start looking into the process now, especially having to file past tax returns....
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Old Mar 10th 2012, 7:30 pm
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Welcome to BE.

And yeah, get married, then apply for IR visa via the London consulate, much quicker and easier, but still 8-10 time frame. As Manc mentioned though, you'll need to show the previous few years of tax filings to the IRS, even if you hadn't had anything owed, but that shouldn't be a problem because you should already have been doing that, along with FBAR etc.
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Old Mar 10th 2012, 9:01 pm
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Hello and a big welcome to BE.

Excellent information can be found in the BE Wiki, not forgetting the Living and Moving Abroad forum that will help you, another set of great help is the permanent threads at the TOP of each forum, they are very pertinent to that particular forum and makes sensible reading.

Moderators deal with any problems that arise such as inappropriate posts, spammers etc, you will find their names at the bottom right hand side of each forum's index in bold font.

Please contact me if I can give you any further help.

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Hi Hannah

Welcome to BE.
I see some of the other folks have given you some advice on how to make the process easier, which means you have a big decision to make.
In the meantime check out our USA forum, which also has an immigration forum where you can find loads of helpful information to help you and you can chat with other folks who have been in exactly the same circumstances with their partners. Clcik on the 'forum index' tab on the top left of this page, scroll down the list of countiries, double click on USA and you're in.

In the meantime I wish you all the very best with your plans

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