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Thread: From UK to US

  1. #1
    I heard that people from the United kingdom can live and work in the US without getting a greencard.If this is true can someone tell me how do they go about doing just that.

  2. #2
    I heard that people from the United kingdom can live and work in the US without getting a greencard.If this is true can someone tell me how do they go about doing just that.

  3. #3
    They can if they are on an inter company transfer commonly referred as L1 visa which is generally short term like 2-5 years. Apart from that I'm pretty sure anyone requires a work permit.

  4. #4
    Thanks ghost; but do you or anyone know if it's the same procedure a for UK citzen to get a work permit or do they have an advantage.
    Thanks again.

  5. #5
    HI There,
    The procedure is the same for everyone. You do have an advantage coming from the UK but negligible; I won't count too much on it. Give me some more details on you. Are you married to a USC? Why do you want to come here?

  6. #6
    Hi: I am from the UK and have just had my green card application approved. I have been "through the mill" as they say. Trust me when I say that we have absolutely NO advantage coming from the UK. You can go to the US on various other visas/work permits, such as the h1b- where you have to find a sponsor then the sponsor has to prove that they have tried to hire people in the US already. or the l1 visa-but for this you must have worked (in the UK) for a company who has offices in the US for 3-5years. It is a difficult and annoying procedure. I got my green card because I am a nurse and nurses are in national shortage in the US. Even being a priority applicant (immigrations words not mine) it still took 15 months and I have about another 5 to go. The quickest way is to get married to a US citizen. So to answer your question, you must have a work permit of some kind to live and work in the US. You cannot go to the US otherwise.

  7. #7
    Hi folks, I'm from the UK as well and everything DMC491 says is true.......getting the green card LEGALLY is a long haul but in the end worth it......Sorry freeworld you have a lot to learn about US immigration........good luck

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