moving to the usa, live in and find a job?
I am 20year old, from an Asian country, with little money, with just 3 A-levels, no working experience or whatsoever.
I want to move to USA and get a job there. what are my chances and steps to realize my dream.
Which visa should i apply for?
I would like to stay permanently, but not just yet, for now temporary stay would be nice, for a year or two then i'll see how things go.
should i find a place to live in first or find a job first?
I have no friends or family in usa.
I would like to secure a place to live in and a stable job first before applying for a visa because as i said i have little savings and just enough for the visa application and the plane tickets.
I need advices.
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
Pick a visa
There are basically NINE 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. (H visas)
(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.(L visas)
(4) You may get a Green card in the diversity lottery (UK citizens, except N.Ireland, are not generally eligible unless you, your spouse or parents were born abroad or held a different citizenship.
(5)You own or buy business (does not get you permanent resident status i.e. no green card)You must be a national of a qualifying Treaty countries. The business must have a minimum value of around $150k (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 $350k would be a nearer minimum (E-2 visas)
(6)You are an "investor" i.e. you have at least US $1m in assets to bring with you. half of that in a few areas. And your background will be investigated to the hilt. (EB-5 visas)
(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?
(8.The R1 visa is available to foreign members of religious denominations, having bona fide non-profit religious organizations in the U.S., for entering the U.S. to carry on the activities of a minister or religious worker as a profession, occupation or vocation
(9)THE UNUSUAL You are in a position to claim refugee status/political asylum. or You get a member of Congress to sponsor a private bill with legislation that applies just to you.
The S visa issued to persons who assist US law enforcement to investigate and prosecute crimes and terrorist activities such as money laundering and organized crime
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 (www.wes.org) ..
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 $5k. 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 ©
- femme savanteLv 59 years ago
Since our economy is so bad right now it's going to be very hard for you to find a job, especially if you have no friends or family here. It might be best to stay where you are for a while, get a job and save as much money as you can, and maybe try to develope some connections here. If any of your friends there have friends here, maybe you can talk to them and ask them to keep an eye out for any opportunities that may open up. Don't give up on your dream. I wish you good luck.
- philbenLv 43 years ago
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- Anonymous9 years ago
No chance, there is not even a visa to apply for. It's almost impossible for a Brit to move to the usa
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- JanLv 79 years ago
With no relatives who are citizens to petition for you and no college degree and skills that are needed in the US,your chances of coming here are zero.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Do you have a lot of money, are you a genius, a hot woman, or can you throw a ball very, very well?
If not you have virtually no chance of coming to the US legally.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Guess your out of the loop the US is fresh out of jobs. If you want a job try china or India
- Ann OLv 49 years ago
Apply for college in California and work from there