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      Zoe Spence is on a distinguished road

      Moving! Is it possible & how would we do it?

      Me & my OH have been together 6 years and get married August 2015. We have always talked about moving to either Canada or America & would really like to raise our family and start our new life together in one of these places. We know there is a huge possibility that this may never happen but even if there was the remotest possibility it could happen I know we would kick ourselves if we never even tried. We would love some advice on how to go about it & where to start, what we need to do etc.. as I know both places are extremely different.
      We would be extremely grateful for any advice big or small
      Zoe & Josh

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      Hi Zoe,
      a warm welcome to the forum, I don't really know much about the costs / advice of moving to Canada or the US, we do however have 2 mods & a few members who live in these countries who hopefully can give you so you some advice.
      just bumping this along or you, good luck, excellent choices btw .....
      "I'm an instand star, just add water and stir" ..... David Bowie

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      Hi and welcome Zoe :) (great name, my youngest daughter is called Zoe!)

      There are several ways -

      Work - Transfer within an international company (must be in a managerial or specialist position).
      - Find a company willing to offer you a job and sponsorship. Job, company and yourself would have to meet certain criteria.

      Family - Do you have any immediate relatives who are US citizens? Parents, slblings?

      Investment - Buy a business, employ Americans, grow business etc. This however doesn't lead to permanent residency.
      - Invest a minimum of $500K into 'certain' companies, you are unlikely to get that money back.

      Diversity Lottery - Where were you born? If it is outside England, Scotland or Wales you may have the opportunity to apply through the DV lottery.

      Study - Would you like to study in the US? It's expensive, around $50-60K a year, depending on where.

      HTH's :)

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      Stylist is on a distinguished road
      Hi

      I did the same thing nine years ago on an E-2 visa and opened up a hair salon that I have built to the best in the area (ofcourse I am british trained :) ) it is very hard but an e-2 is a good way but you need at least a hundred thousand dollars .

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      Hi thank you for all your advice we are currently sending looking into the different ways and seeing which would work best for us.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Zoe Spence View Post
      Hi thank you for all your advice we are currently sending looking into the different ways and seeing which would work best for us.
      Good luck! :)

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      I believe Canada is a lot easier to immigrate to than the US, something else to maybe keep in mind. You could maybe live near the border and pop over to the US for a visit whenever you wish.