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    1. #1
      ANDY22

      employment

      Hi
      I am here on holiday soon,i just want to know,if i secure employment whilst here,do i stay and work and apply for sponsership,or do i go home,i believe i have 90 days on my waiver visa so does this mean i can stay for up to that time.

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    3. #2
      purple
      If you're coming to the US on holiday on a VWP (visa waiver) like most other people do, then don't be tempted to work while you're here. The visa waiver permit does not allow for you to be employed while you're on holiday, and if you do or get caught you'll face being banned from the US in future. Also if you even suggest that you might work to the immigration officer at the point of entry, you risk being denied entry to the US, too.

      If you were fortunate enough to obtain sponsored employment during the you're here on a VWP, (and you'll very be lucky to do that) then you'll have to talk to the company to have them submit the paperwork for your visa that would allow you to work, and you'll have to do the necessary paperowrk to allow you to stay in the US if the VWP is going to expire.

    4. #3
      ANDY22

      Emloyment

      Thanks purple
      i take on board what you say,no i would not say i am looking for work at immigration,i have sent my reumes to lots of companys there in yhe us,and am joining a company that specialises in h1b sponsered visas,so i keep hoping.
      Thank again.

    5. #4
      purple
      No problem, Andy.

      Might be as well to note that the US is in a bigger hole of unemployment than the UK is right now, so unless you're in a specialised field of employment and have special skills, I wouldn't hold your breath on getting a job offer here.

      If you want to know what's on offer in the US in the field of your work, and want to get an idea of the wages and what skills are needed, you could try www.careerbuilder.com.

      As I said, unemployment is really bad here at the moment, Florida is very bad, and there's a lot of Americans chasing any particular job vacancy. To be realistic, that doesn't make it easy for people that are looking for jobs here from overseas. If a company can hire someone without having to do paperwork, then they will.

    6. #5
      ANDY22
      Thanksn again purple
      yes i have put my resumes on careerbuilder and monster and joined some agencys,i have to keep my fingers crossed and see what happens,i just want to get here and live with my fiance,but do not want to get married yet,otherwise i would do that to stay

    7. #6
      purple
      Hey Andy,

      You didn't mention a fiance here before. If you really want to be here, then getting married is the surest way of getting the greencard, just make sure you get the paperwork right first.

    8. #7
      ANDY22
      Yes cheers
      as i said i dont want to do that,only as last resort,to be honest i would not know what paperwork i would need to bring from the uk,what checks they do on me,how far back do they go back,or if they do lots of checks this end,i know that they cannot check much this end because our police only give limited info,they dont have much access to pnc checks etc,which i find surprising,so i wonder how much they do know about us.

    9. #8
      purple
      Quote Originally Posted by ANDY22 View Post
      Yes cheers
      as i said i dont want to do that,only as last resort,to be honest i would not know what paperwork i would need to bring from the uk,what checks they do on me,how far back do they go back,or if they do lots of checks this end,i know that they cannot check much this end because our police only give limited info,they dont have much access to pnc checks etc,which i find surprising,so i wonder how much they do know about us.
      I can tell you what you would need to do, because you can't just turn up here and say that's what you want to do. Pretty well every reason for entry to the USA has a specific visa attached to it, unless you're just here on holiday for a few weeks. You have to apply for the right one. ;)
      You'd need to get your fiance to file an application for a K-1 visa for you to the USCIS over here if you actually intended to come and get married here.
      That application would be processed over here first and then you would be required to submit information as well and return it to her to send back to them. If everything comes out ok, and the application is approved for interview, there would be an interview at the US Consulate in London. If you are approved there, they issue you a k-1 visa which would then give you a date by which time you would have to enter the USA. You would come to the US within that time and when yuo get here you would hand in the paperwork that the US Consulate have issued you to the US immigration officer at your point of entry to the US. From the date of your entry into the US, you have to get married within 90 days.
      After you are married you and your wife can then apply for your adjustement of status, this will be your path towards your getting lawful permament residency ("green card") to allow you to reside here permanently, all of which takes plenty of time, and costs money for every form you file with them. There'd also usually be an interview at your local USCIS office, and if they approve you, you get your LPR status.
      It's a time consuming business, but unless you're a viable "commodity" for a company here, you may find it easier in the long run, if all you want to do is be together.

      Just so as you know, yes you would have to submit a clear criminal background check from the UK Police before you would be granted an interview at the US Consulate in London.
      If you have a criminal record it really depends on what you have on your record as to whether it would affect your application or if there could be a waiver granted.
      Really, if you think you'll hide something from them and they find it out at a later date when your application is being processed or you are here, you'll have lied and you'll stand a very high risk of being banned from the US and not getting back in, so honesty is the best policy.

      For further info on immigration in the US, you should check out the US immigration site - www.uscis.gov it's got all the information on there.

      Hope that helps.
      - purple
      Last edited by purple; 25-07-2009 at 03:22 PM.
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