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      Want to move to america

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      After many holidays in the US i really want to go over to the New Hampshire/Mass area. I think the easiest way i can do this is to get sponsered by an employer - where can i get a job? i work in IT.... do i just emailing companies my CV or doesnt any one know of any other way! All help is very much appreciated!

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      Hi there,
      Welcome to the ever-expanding queue of folks wanting to move to the states! (yup, me too!)
      Have a good look around this excellent forum and you'll come across various threads of interest (if you haven't done so already?!) There are also links to various immigration sites too - well worth a look at.

      I have a friend in NH who was made redundant recently (worked for Comcast).. he is not having the easiest of times looking for a new job either... fortunately his wife has a steady job. It is a lovely part of the states though.

      Anyhoo...
      You say you work in IT.. there will be job opportunities I'm sure. Check out some online job sites and go for it!

      Good luck!

      ~Hope
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      Quote Originally Posted by dsmck View Post
      Hi

      After many holidays in the US i really want to go over to the New Hampshire/Mass area. I think the easiest way i can do this is to get sponsered by an employer - where can i get a job? i work in IT.... do i just emailing companies my CV or doesnt any one know of any other way! All help is very much appreciated!
      Hi, It's not an easy time economically here in the US at the moment, but at least you're in the right field. Getting sponsored by an employer for a visa is not going to be easy at this point in time, unfortunately we have a lot of people looking for a job here in the US right now.
      Of course if you have a masters, degree and work experience then the possibility might still be available with an American company to sponsor your visa. If it's only work experience that you will rely on to get work then realistically you'll struggle to do it. Unless of course your present company has an opening for you in their office over here in a specialised field and will arrange the necessary paperwork?
      Hope it works out for you.

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      I was lucky.....I first visited FL in 1982, to meet my parents-in-law for the first time, and saw the last vestiges of Central FL before the big developers moved in and destroyed the flora and fauna.
      Yes it is still beautifully landscaped around the Theme Parks etc, but it is artificial.
      I came here to live in 1992, I had an impressive CV and glowing references.
      I had 6 years management experience at LWT which was (when I worked there) the 2nd highest-paying Company in London, second only to Shell Oil.

      Forget it....my CV and experience didn't mean a thing here.

      I was lucky in that my husband is a Military Retiree and Vietnam Veteran, raised in FL, so he got preference and got a job right away.

      As for me I started at the bottom, working for $5 an hour in the House of Ireland store. I was management within 3 months, also got my real estate license and started part-time with a British Broker in Kissimmee who sold vacation homes to British investors. I then got my Mortgage Brokers license and processed loans for the excellent British Homes Group.
      I also got my Notary certification.
      Then the Hurricanes of 2004 had me working for FEMA in disaster areas.
      I already had training in damage assessment, as Disaster Action team Captain with the Red Cross.
      What impressed me most about the US was the energy I sensed....the feeling that anything is possible, if you are prepared to put work into it.
      That energy is looking a bit nervous these days...:twitcy:

      There is help and advice available to start a business, which is what I did.
      SCORE | Counselors to America's Small Business | SCORE

      To survive here you have to be versatile and adaptable. There is no such thing as job security.
      I am a go-getter, I have had to re-invent myself several times, and could do it again, although I am no spring chicken!
      Age is not an obstacle in Florida if you refuse to let it be.....in fact it can be an advantage.

      The grass is always greener.......my husband was recently considering moving back to England......he will retire in 21 months, but I've persuaded him not to uproot altogether, that would be foolish.
      I was speaking on the phone to my older brother in Wakefield.....he said
      "thank your lucky stars you got out of this country when you did......I wish I was young enough!"
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      Florida Red may be able to advise me - I am retired as is my wife and we have been looking online at many Florida homes we could pay cash for, but there is no point unless we can move and live over there and I dont see that it is possible for us to do so - is a 90 day visa the best we can do - which would mean coming and going incessantly which we would not do....there seems no way we can achieve our dream of living in the USA....any advice greatly appreciated. Cheers .... Big Wolls

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      Hi Big Wolls,

      You could apply for a B-2 visa, which would enable you up to a 180 days stay.
      Usually if you get a B2, it's a 10-year- multiple entry visa. Generally every time you use it to visit the US, you get awarded a 180-day stay.
      Usually you will need to spend as much or more time outside the US as you do within it during a year. 6 monts out- 6 months in. .
      This is the most often used visa retired people have to be able to spend a few months in the USA, and 6 months or so back home.

      You would need to show that you're able to cover your expenses financially for the time you're in the US, and that you have a residence back there in the UK, as well as other binding ties that would ensure your likely return to your home country at the end of your visit. US immigration presume that every visitor visa applicant is an intending possible immigrant, even if it's not the case, so you have to prove otherwise to them.
      I know of British couples that spend almost 6 months of every year in Florida so it's certainly not impossible to do that.

      Also, don't forget to look into medical insurance to cover you for the time you're in the US.

      Good luck with it.
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      Thanks for that Purple - sounds more like what we want to know - we will investigate this and hopefully get somewhere...well done :yes: