Moving to United States

  • mladri

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    Nov 23, 2015 11:31 AM GMT
    Hello guys,

    I am a young European guy who is chasing his American dream. It sounds like a total cliché, but...maybe dreams do come true! icon_smile.gif

    I was living and working in Philadelphia for 6 months and I am in love with that city and American lifestyle, so I wanna start my life there. Sadly, my visa had expired and I had to moved back to Europe.

    Now, I'm looking for options how to come back (legal options!). Was anyone in the similar situation like me, or does someone knows any good lawyer who can help me with preparing my papers?

    Thank you for your help!
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    Nov 23, 2015 3:19 PM GMT
    Enroll in university in the US and get a student visa?

    Otherwise, enter the lottery system for a greencard and or marry a man in the US.
    I think those are probably your only options?

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    Nov 23, 2015 4:00 PM GMT
    I thought life in Europe was so much better than here in the States?
  • mladri

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    Nov 23, 2015 4:49 PM GMT
    I did enter the lottery system and now I'm waiting.
    Life in Europe is not that bad, but I just can't see myself living here.
    Maybe it sounds silly, but I was happier there...
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    Nov 23, 2015 5:34 PM GMT
    I know a couple people who got jobs with Google (Ireland) and later were able to transfer to the USA with an HB visa (it's Google's option, not the employee's).

    Marry an American. With no criminal or terror suspect history, getting an American visa is then rather routine - although it is far easier to marry and move to Europe than the other way around. As you probably know, one can now marry a same sex partner in the States.

    Get an HB visa through some other high tech American job offer.

    Become a famous actor or singer, and the US lets you in.

    Invest $500,000 in an American business that employs 10 new jobs in a slum area (or $1 million in any region) (Check carefully, the rules may be changing here.

    Buy some property here, and you might be allowed more frequent or longer stays.
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    Nov 23, 2015 6:50 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidI thought life in Europe was so much better than here in the States?

    Yes, USA and Europe are two countries which can be compared.
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    Nov 23, 2015 7:02 PM GMT
    Before I welcome you, just one question.......you're not a Muslim are you?
  • mladri

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    Nov 23, 2015 7:50 PM GMT
    HikerSkier saidI know a couple people who got jobs with Google (Ireland) and later were able to transfer to the USA with an HB visa (it's Google's option, not the employee's).

    Marry an American. With no criminal or terror suspect history, getting an American visa is then rather routine - although it is far easier to marry and move to Europe than the other way around. As you probably now, one can now marry a same sex partner in the States.

    Get an HB visa through some other high tech American job offer.

    Become a famous actor or singer, and the US lets you in.

    Invest $500,000 in an American business that employs 10 new jobs in a slum area (or $1 million in any region) (Check carefully, the rules may be changing here.

    Buy some property here, and you might be allowed more frequent or longer stays.


    I was working as an engineer on one project there. My boss offered me help with papers, so we'll see icon_smile.gif

    RaddBefore I welcome you, just one question.......you're not a Muslim are you?

    Haha, I am not a Muslim.
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    Nov 23, 2015 8:48 PM GMT
    You sure you really wanna come here boo?
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    Nov 23, 2015 8:55 PM GMT
    Europe was ok so far, very tolerant and overall nice and so diverse and there is no were else in the world where there is so much culture, USA does not stand a chance next to Europe, but recent events, which are getting worse, thanks to muslim population in Europe, is starting to be major problem

    Have you seen Brussels recently? it's been almost empty with full of soldiers for 3 days now and that is the future of Europe
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    Nov 23, 2015 11:38 PM GMT
    mladri said
    HikerSkier saidI know a couple people who got jobs with Google (Ireland) and later were able to transfer to the USA with an HB visa (it's Google's option, not the employee's).

    Marry an American. With no criminal or terror suspect history, getting an American visa is then rather routine - although it is far easier to marry and move to Europe than the other way around. As you probably now, one can now marry a same sex partner in the States.

    Get an HB visa through some other high tech American job offer.

    Become a famous actor or singer, and the US lets you in.

    Invest $500,000 in an American business that employs 10 new jobs in a slum area (or $1 million in any region) (Check carefully, the rules may be changing here.

    Buy some property here, and you might be allowed more frequent or longer stays.


    I was working as an engineer on one project there. My boss offered me help with papers, so we'll see icon_smile.gif

    RaddBefore I welcome you, just one question.......you're not a Muslim are you?

    Haha, I am not a Muslim.



    Ahhhh......then WELCOME! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 24, 2015 2:43 AM GMT
    One of the easiest ways to secure a U.S. immigrant visa is to take advantage of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. See below:

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    EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program


    USCIS administers the EB-5 Program. Under this program, entrepreneurs (and their spouses and unmarried children under 21) are eligible to apply for a green card (permanent residence) if they:
    •Make the necessary investment in a commercial enterprise in the United States; and
    •Plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers.

    This program is known as EB-5 for the name of the employment-based fifth preference visa that participants receive.

    Congress created the EB-5 Program in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. In 1992, Congress created the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as the Regional Center Program. This sets aside EB-5 visas for participants who invest in commercial enterprises associated with regional centers approved by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth.
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    Nov 25, 2015 3:38 AM GMT
    I don't know the first thing about it sorry!
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    Nov 25, 2015 3:47 AM GMT
    mladri saidI did enter the lottery system and now I'm waiting.
    Life in Europe is not that bad, but I just can't see myself living here.
    Maybe it sounds silly, but I was happier there...
    Maybe you just weren't here long enough. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 25, 2015 4:39 AM GMT
    Find a man and get married. You'd be set.

    This country has a lot of diversity. Culture.....we have Tons in the Southwest!!

    Hell, my relatives battled Apaches and won. Radicials Muslims are nothing but pussyies!!
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    Nov 25, 2015 5:09 AM GMT
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    UndercoverMan saidI thought life in Europe was so much better than here in the States?

    Yes, USA and Europe are two countries which can be compared.


    Are you really that slow?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 25, 2015 12:47 PM GMT
    Granted that I love my country and I have proudly served it in the Army, but the U.S. has its problems and its drawbacks like the rest of the world. I realize that European countries are not perfect and problem free and most likely never were to begin with but here in the US you are largely on your own when it comes to a social safety net, many of our cities are still deeply troubled although Philadelphia has made major strides in solving a lot of its serious urban problems and it is re growing in central city population as well. Philadelphia is a very good choice for you, it is a great city with a lot to offer. The guys there are extremely hot and most are athletic. The architecture is beautiful and varied, Philadelphia's City Hall is the largest city government building in the U.S. and it was briefly the worlds tallest when opened in 1902. The city has a massive number of historic sites most famous being Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The cultural scene is second to none with great museums and galleries all around and Fairmount Park is a beautiful green jewel in the heart of the city. Public transit is very good with electric buses, subways, and there is the high speed Boston-Washington rail line that runs through the city. Philadelphia is expensive like any large city but it is way more affordable than both New York City and Washington DC. If you need more information, get in touch with Realjock members from Philadelphia and I am sure that they will be more than willing to help you. Welcome to the U.S. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 25, 2015 1:00 PM GMT
    It's bullshit that British people can't apply for the green card lottery.

    I think the best route is still to get a job with a company/organisation that has lots of offices in the US and aim to get transferred there. The company then can deal with all the immigration stuff.

    Trying to marry an American is tricky if you're not living there full time - what, you're meant to go back and forth to the US to date!?
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    Nov 25, 2015 5:28 PM GMT
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    Trying to marry an American is tricky if you're not living there full time - what, you're meant to go back and forth to the US to date!?

    People from the UK (or other visa waiver countries) would have 90 days to find someone to marry, so you have to act quickly. One can return again after the 90 days, but if the immigration official at the airport decides "it is too soon", or visits "are too frequent", they won't let you back in. Longer visas can be applied for, for specific reasons.
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    Dec 19, 2015 12:57 PM GMT
    Lots of people visit other countries and decide they'd quite like to live there. The reality can be somewhat less appealing. I know of a lot of Brits who have emigrated to Australia, NZ, Canada and ended up returning to the UK after a year.

    The expat boom turns into a boomerang – as 33pc end up coming back
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/before-you-go/10078469/The-expat-boom-turns-into-a-boomerang-as-33pc-end-up-coming-back.html

    Of course, you've lived and worked in the US for six months, which will have given you a better insight into the place, than someone who, say, has been to Orlando for ten days holiday. It certainly isn't a decision to be taken lightly. As others have said, the "decision" could well be made for you: The odds are not in your favour.

    I love the US and Canada and visit both frequently and I've lived and worked in other countries too, but I wouldn't want to live in any country other than the UK. It's very nice to go travelling, but its oh so nice to come home.
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    Dec 19, 2015 11:52 PM GMT
    Sam27 saidOr maybe you could marry someone who is American citizen?

    Sorry I don't know much.


    Assuming you can find someone to marry, is the easiest way in.
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    Dec 22, 2015 1:59 AM GMT
    Sam27 said
    HikerSkier said
    Sam27 saidOr maybe you could marry someone who is American citizen?

    Sorry I don't know much.


    Assuming you can find someone to marry, is the easiest way in.


    I am an American citizen born and raised in Phoenix Arizona. I am like the seven generations of U.S. citizen. No need to find someone to marry. I was talking to O.P that if that is possible to get marry and then he can divorce? He will have to find a girl that is like a best friend and willing to marry him...

    No - (Where have you been this past year???) A man can marry a man now in the USA - need not fool around with a girl.