My sister wants to start a business in the US. Can I get a Visa to work and live in the US for that?

- My sister is a Lawful Permanent Resident of the US - I am a British citizen - She has the money to support me - I am technically unskilled - I plan to go stay in the US for at least a year

Asked By: Noshe - 5/14/2010
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Answered By: David - 5/14/2010
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She can only get you a work visa if she can show that there are no US citizens willing or able to do the job. Unlikely that she can do that. If she has the money to support you, you could come for up to half a year on a B2 tourist visa. You are not allowed to work on that, but you can visit.
Answered By: tigris - 5/14/2010
The economy is crap here in the US, stay where you are, you'll be better off. Her business will likely fail in this current market.
Answered By: RockyMtn High - 5/14/2010
The US is not like the UK, where any old Charlie can come in. First she will have to show prrof of income, and then that job will have to be offered to at least 30 US citizens before hand. Only if a that skill is not available and she can argue that than she will be allowed to. But they smell a rat. You may be able to... More
Answered By: enlightend1 - 5/14/2010
You cant do that. She needs to be a citizen before she can sponsor you and then it takes around 5-10 years to get a greencard based on siblings. Before that an employer would have to sponsor you. And you need to have skills that americans dont have to qualify for that.
Answered By: Ruby - 5/14/2010
She can sponsor you but a sibling sponsorship can take up to 10 years. Or if you have a degree in engineering she can sponsor you for an H-1B visa right away.
Answered By: Chuckles - 5/15/2010
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