Moving to the US

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    Aug 28, 2011 7:28 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I have made so good friends on hereicon_smile.gif I am currently in SA and looking to move to the US - probably round the Denver area to start but I am looking for sponsorship opportunities or advice regarding this? I bet there will be some interesting thoughts or advice regarding this.

    Take care guys and keep on trainingicon_cool.gif
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    Aug 28, 2011 9:31 PM GMT
    I suggest you move to London, UK

    I will happily show you around icon_biggrin.gif

    /swoon/
  • danisnotstr8

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    Aug 29, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
    Rubycube saidHey guys, I have made so good friends on hereicon_smile.gif I am currently in SA and looking to move to the US - probably round the Denver area to start but I am looking for sponsorship opportunities or advice regarding this? I bet there will be some interesting thoughts or advice regarding this.

    Take care guys and keep on trainingicon_cool.gif



    We would rather have you in Chicago.
  • calibro

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    Aug 29, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    the guy i was dating in new zealand looked into this... it's actually quite difficult. you have to have a particular level of education and sponsorship. i don't know if you meet the qualifications, but if you do, you're best off looking for a job that does this regularly. even then, you're looking at a work visa.
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    Aug 29, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    geeeee another hottie going to the US ... not fair icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 29, 2011 2:00 AM GMT
    i say Massachusetts and Connecticut are good places, especially Boston, awesome city.
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    Aug 29, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    Rubycube saidHey guys, I have made so good friends on hereicon_smile.gif I am currently in SA and looking to move to the US - probably round the Denver area to start but I am looking for sponsorship opportunities or advice regarding this? I bet there will be some interesting thoughts or advice regarding this.

    Take care guys and keep on trainingicon_cool.gif


    Is this guy real?
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    Aug 29, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    ohioguy12 said
    Rubycube saidHey guys, I have made so good friends on hereicon_smile.gif I am currently in SA and looking to move to the US - probably round the Denver area to start but I am looking for sponsorship opportunities or advice regarding this? I bet there will be some interesting thoughts or advice regarding this.

    Take care guys and keep on trainingicon_cool.gif


    Is this guy real?



    Hahah omg tot the same ... he is too damn hot to be real lol ...
  • MCIC

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    Aug 29, 2011 2:22 AM GMT
    Id have to agree with Archon
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    Aug 29, 2011 3:50 AM GMT
    Why Denver?
  • Cdnontherun

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    Aug 29, 2011 4:02 AM GMT
    If you stay within the Commonwealth i.e. Canada, there are all kinds of programs for work permits and university exchanges untill you are 30. If you come to Denver, the weather is great and, for the most part, a great place to live. Good luck.
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    Sep 15, 2011 10:44 AM GMT
    Cairo_M said
    ohioguy12 said
    Rubycube saidHey guys, I have made so good friends on hereicon_smile.gif I am currently in SA and looking to move to the US - probably round the Denver area to start but I am looking for sponsorship opportunities or advice regarding this? I bet there will be some interesting thoughts or advice regarding this.

    Take care guys and keep on trainingicon_cool.gif


    Is this guy real?



    Hahah omg tot the same ... he is too damn hot to be real lol ...


    lol I am very real LOL
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    Sep 15, 2011 10:46 AM GMT
    Thanks guys, yeah its hard to get in to US.

    I have family in Denver but they are not citizen yet!!! Anyway I will keep on tryingicon_smile.gif
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    Sep 15, 2011 11:35 AM GMT
    Gonna get jumped on for this but I dunno if it's the best time to move to the States. icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 19, 2011 3:57 AM GMT
    Hey man,

    I just moved to the US from Johannesburg. I was fortunate enough to get into grad school here so I got a student visa which was all handled by my school.

    As for moving over here on a work basis, your best bet seems to be to have a job secured first and then your employer will petition for your visa. In other words, US immigrations want to know you have a job before they will let you in.

    Also, the green card lottery (officially named the diversity visa lottery) is a good option, but it can take years to come to fruition. Go to the US embassy website (southafrica.usembassy.gov) and instructions for the application are there (http://southafrica.usembassy.gov/visa_lottery.html). I do not recommend googling the term, as all manner of unscrupulous websites will present themselves!

    The long and short is that it really isn't easy at all, but it certainly isn't impossible. Your qualifications will make a difference, as university education is obviously more sought after because you will be a more productive member of the society (in all likelihood).

    I'm looking into it as well because my boyfriend is still in Johannesburg, with no immediate prospects of moving here. All I can say is good luck, and if you come right please let me know. Likewise I will share anything new that I learn.

    Cheers
    Grant
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    Sep 19, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    Rubycube saidHey guys, I have made so good friends on hereicon_smile.gif I am currently in SA and looking to move to the US - probably round the Denver area to start but I am looking for sponsorship opportunities or advice regarding this? I bet there will be some interesting thoughts or advice regarding this.

    Take care guys and keep on trainingicon_cool.gif



    You are from SA. So I assume you can speak Afrikaans? If you can you should be able to get sponsored as a langue arts teacher. I have a few friends here from other countries that did/are doing that.
    Hope that Helps.
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    Sep 19, 2011 11:13 AM GMT
    Hey man thanks, that sounds like a good idea. Where is he based? Does he teach afrikaans?
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    Sep 19, 2011 11:15 AM GMT
    swimboysa saidHey man,

    I just moved to the US from Johannesburg. I was fortunate enough to get into grad school here so I got a student visa which was all handled by my school.

    As for moving over here on a work basis, your best bet seems to be to have a job secured first and then your employer will petition for your visa. In other words, US immigrations want to know you have a job before they will let you in.

    Also, the green card lottery (officially named the diversity visa lottery) is a good option, but it can take years to come to fruition. Go to the US embassy website (southafrica.usembassy.gov) and instructions for the application are there (http://southafrica.usembassy.gov/visa_lottery.html). I do not recommend googling the term, as all manner of unscrupulous websites will present themselves!

    The long and short is that it really isn't easy at all, but it certainly isn't impossible. Your qualifications will make a difference, as university education is obviously more sought after because you will be a more productive member of the society (in all likelihood).

    I'm looking into it as well because my boyfriend is still in Johannesburg, with no immediate prospects of moving here. All I can say is good luck, and if you come right please let me know. Likewise I will share anything new that I learn.

    Cheers
    Grant


    Hey Grant, thanks so much for getting back to me!! I am currently looking at finding a sponsor but in my line of work its really difficult. I am not sure what else to od and will definite play the lottery as well!.

    Take care and keep in contact,
    Henry
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    Sep 19, 2011 2:25 PM GMT
    Rubycube saidHey man thanks, that sounds like a good idea. Where is he based? Does he teach afrikaans?


    They are based here in NYC. They are from various places and they teach their native langue to people here that want to learn.
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    Sep 19, 2011 2:28 PM GMT
    Still think you should move to London icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 19, 2011 2:30 PM GMT
    Denver is AWESOME.

    You'd like it

    Having been to South Africa several times, I must say there are some amazingly hot men there, so it is a possibility he is not fake.

    The accent makes me melt. I could listen to a South African read the phone book with rapt attention.
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    Sep 19, 2011 2:34 PM GMT
    If you need a good US immigration attorney, ask me via mail.
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    Sep 19, 2011 2:36 PM GMT
    Inostrankan said
    Having been to South Africa several times, I must say there are some amazingly hot men there, so it is a possibility he is not fake.

    The accent makes me melt. I could listen to a South African read the phone book with rapt attention.


    1) Agreed. Wtf is in the water in South Africa and where can I get some of that? Between the two guys who posted in here and another guy on here that I'm buddies with, holy shit.

    2) Watch any Seether interview- they have the accent.

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    Sep 19, 2011 5:03 PM GMT
    Don't come to the US, the economy is crap right now. Besides, do we really need u? What skills do u possess that will benefit the US?

    I say you're only welcome if u can benefit the country in some way, otherwise don't come.

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    Sep 19, 2011 5:07 PM GMT
    Lucky... the US is an awesome place to live- I'm moving back as soon as I can!