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What is the best and most successful method for an English national to relocate permanently to the states?

My wife and I want to move to the stated from the UK but the visa situation is a nightmare. I thought for UK citizens it would be easier given our close relationship with the states but apparently that isn't the case. We're not allowed in the green card visa lottery either which is a shame. Anyone have any relocation advice to allow my wife and I to move to America?

Asked By: diggler2100 - 8/19/2008
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There are still a few options, but they will cost you money. You could try an E2 visa; The E2 Investor Visa allows an individual to enter and work inside of the United States based on an investment he or she will be controlling, while inside the United States. This visa must be renewed every other year, but there is no... More
Answered By: LimeyinAmerica - 8/19/2008
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A ship called the Mayflower.
Answered By: hookem_hornz - 8/19/2008
 
That your only left option would be through Employment. Get hired by US Employer who is willing to sponsor your PR. http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1323.html
Answered By: pianojangee - 8/19/2008
 
A company would have to need your services and file on your (or your spouse's) behalf. Otherwise, you would need petitionable relatives. Go look at www.uscis.gov and in the Immigration Forms section you can peruse the requirements for the I-140 and I-130 instructions.
Answered By: tlawyer20001 - 8/19/2008
 
Go with a burger in one hand ` a stars and stripes flag in the other and swear to uphold the constitution by believing every little bit of bollox it tells you and then tell them how much you want to nuke middle eastern enclaves even though you have never heard of them and do not have a clue where the middle east is... More
Answered By: jsrace2003 - 8/19/2008
 
Our problem is that we have a great unemployment situation. Unless you have a skill for a particular job that we cant find a candidate for here, you will find it almost impossible. I had an English couple come into my office a few years ago with the same question that you have asked and I told them, or rather I... More
Answered By: jimbo - 8/19/2008
 
Since you are a family unit options are few, look into applying for jobs in the US, and come on a H-1 employment based visa, look under their websites for job shortage information often in health care fields and or technology, you basically have to stand out from the rest. Also business owned enterprenuership is... More
Answered By: reene2g - 8/19/2008
 
Unless you have a very in demand skill (there are no people currently in America that can do the job) you will find it very difficult to get a US Visa... More
Answered By: Qextor - 8/19/2008
 
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