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      Hi I am a Dublin born executive head chef/ bar manager. For the last 20+ years I have been running very successful Irish bars and restaurants both owned by myself and for others. I have worked in venues that have had reached top turnovers of 85000. I have extensive knowledge of margins and wage percentages so can make sure that any business can make a least 65% net profit. Myself and my wife (who is also in the trade more event planning based) have been thinking of a move to the states for a long time and if we can find the right opportunity would make the move ASAP. Being Irish I have the Irish charm that is loved around the world and has always drawn people from afar to any business I have been involved in so I feel I would be an asset to any bar/ restaurant.

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      Ktee is on a distinguished road
      Hi Jack, welcome to the forum

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      Pink is on a distinguished road
      Hi and welcome Jack

      Based on what you have said you won't be eligible for a work visa, the hospitality industry isn't classed as specialised enough I am afraid. You haven't said that you have immediate family who are USC's so that rules out the family route. It basically leaves:

      - buying a business (look into the E2 visa, although this isn't the best visa as it doesn't lead to permanent residency)
      - investing into a business (this requires $500K+, look into the EB5 visa)
      - or with being Irish you could look into the Diversity Lottery, although I believe there are plans to scrap this.

      Hope that helps a bit and good luck.
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