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      Smogmonster1973

      family possibly thinking of moving to the USA

      Hi all, me and my family after many many holidays to the glorious USA have decided we would like to look at the possibility of moving to the USA, the problem is i have no trade and neither does my wife, we both run a small business that makes us a very good living, we have a bit of equity in our 2 homes but buying into a business in the USA seems a little risky to me. Apart from me getting a sponsor or buying an established business what other options do i have ? Despite out great life in the UK we are just fed up of the way the UK is ran, its ran my idiots, tax this, tax that, the cost of living is a joke, i have a feeling there will be more foreigners in the UK in ten years than brits themselves, thats worrying.
      Its a shame it isn't easier to get in the USA as im sure the UK would be empty now if so. We have so many happy memories of the place and you only get one crack at life so it would be great to live the 2nd half of my life in that great country called the USA !

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      Andy Chapman

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      hiya, welcome to brits abroad, hope you enjoy the forum!!

      i think your best bet would be to talk to a migration agent, many will be happy to have a quick chat on the phone to go through your options etc. have a look at these

      http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

      http://www.usagc.org/index2.aspx?afk=Gglsrengim351eng&gclid=CNmpkKua2pY CFRNOagodp06j2w

      good luck

      Andy
      Last edited by Andy Chapman; 29-12-2008 at 04:09 PM.

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      traveller
      Hi smogmonster!

      What part of the States did you have in mind? I ask 'cos here in California we're on about the same tax as we were in the UK. But it is awesome here!

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      Smogmonster1973
      Hi, to be honest we are not sure, ive been to many places, Orlando, Las Vegas, NYC, Chicago. the latter ones i guess would be similar to back home, 100 mile an hour cities. so maybe Florida would be the ideal choice. Imsure i would get a job as Mickey Mouse!
      Tell me a bit more how you got to live in the USA, im very interested.
      California.....very nice !!!

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      jim
      hi smogmonster i to have had enough of this once good kingdon called the uk
      we no longer have any rights or beleafs in wot we are being told and get treated like s!!t iam to trying to get in the u s and i need to be sponsored and it is dame hard

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      Smogmonster1973
      Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
      hi smogmonster i to have had enough of this once good kingdon called the uk
      we no longer have any rights or beleafs in wot we are being told and get treated like s!!t iam to trying to get in the u s and i need to be sponsored and it is dame hard

      hi jim
      yes it seems to be the problem in getting there, we have thought now that it is virtually impossible to get there

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      traveller
      Hi Jim and smogmonster,

      Both my husband and myself were looking for work here in the US - he's an engineer and I'm a specialist teacher and it was a case of whoever got the offer first would apply for the visa. My husband found a sponsor before me but even with a job offer it took us two years to get our visas. He's got the work visa and I've got the spouse visa so I haven't been able to work here yet but our green cards should come through next year. It's not an easy process and me not being able to work has nearly driven us both nuts but like you guys we were so ready to leave the UK that it has been worth it.

      My husband got his job offer when we were here on holiday and it was just an informal meeting with a local company we'd spoken to on the phone, not even an interview, so it can happen. I guess the biggest obstacle is having the skills that they want here at the right time.

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      jim
      hi traveller

      thanks for your words of experiance ref getting into the usa will have to keep your
      positive attitude and make some contacts when we come over in the new year
      hope u find work soon and congrats in making the move life seems to be like the good old days in england when iam in the usa so lets hope i can achive my dream soon?

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      PhilFog
      smogmonster,

      I wouldn't bother. I've been in the US about fifteen years and it's moving in exactly the same direction as the UK. If it's not quite as bad now, it will have caught up within five years. In some ways it's worse.

      I've been thinking of leaving for exactly the same reason you want to come here - the trouble is that this crap seems to be global these days.

      PhilFog

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      christianmoche
      would you guys think that now is the right time to move to the US or should we wait after the economic crisis is over?

     

     
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