This is my first post of hopefully many on the forum, so I thought I'd open with a corker...
My partner and myself have a fantasy of living in Fort Lauderdale, her parents own a condo on the intercostal so we know the area very well and try to visit frequently although her parents do not live their full time. To cut the story short and to give you the rundown on who we are, I'm fast approaching 35 and my better half being 30 in a few weeks we have family living in the U.S. My half brother (on my fathers side has lived under assylum since his early years, through his mothers visa who now has full citizenship, however my brothers perminent visa has lapse its renewal date and he is now worried he will be returned back to the UK for not having this corrected within the last few years. He is now 38 years old) I also have an elderly grandfather with full citizenship living in Canada (if that helps), my partner has U.S. born distant cousins and aunts.
We have both researched a little and have found out that it's almost impossible to relocate using our family as there is a so called 7 year waiting list to have any visas or green cards granted using family connections.
We have approximately £35k to £40k invested in our home which we would use to set up in Florida. I'm currently studying to become a personal fitness trainer and hopefully at a later date further into sports massage or physical therapy via a degree. My partner works for a large private U.S. hospital as a Pratice Manager (unfortunately I'm unable to remember their name).
We'd love to open our business the type has yet to be decided, but I've a few lingering ideas. Otherwise just having the opportunity to work for someone would be just as pleasing. We have both agreed that we would be prepared to pay our own sponsorship fees if it were to sway any future employers.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated