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    Hello Everyone


    how can i move to Florida from the uk .another way

    none of the Visa Options that Jess sent me will work

    i have an Aunt that lives in Bakersfield CA

    but i dont think that qualifies


    anybody got any ideas ??

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    Default Re: Brit Wants To Move To Florida

    easiest way is via marriage... Or win the DV lottery although I don't believe British passport holders are eligible to apply.

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    ummm

    i dont think my partner would be very happy with that

    no the lottery is not avalible for brits


    any other way

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    If you can get accepted to an American university (and pay international tuition) you can get a student visa. From there you can look for work.

    You can also see if you can find employment here and get a company to sponsor you, although you'd have to have some unique skill that is super rare here. If you do, then go for it.

    Past that, it's pretty tough.

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    Or if you have +100k$ you can start a business which employs Americans and get a green card that way.

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    You'll need a lot more than $100k to qualify for a visa. Matt's suggestion of grad school is probably your best bet. If you're good they may waive tuition. Also check these recent threads for more information:

    How do people from Europe manage to live in Miami?
    Would like to find a job in Miami!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Meltzer View Post
    If you can get accepted to an American university (and pay international tuition) you can get a student visa. From there you can look for work.

    You can also see if you can find employment here and get a company to sponsor you, although you'd have to have some unique skill that is super rare here. If you do, then go for it.

    Past that, it's pretty tough.


    but i am not a student ,i am 49 years old

    how would that work ?

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    Default Re: Brit Wants To Move To Florida

    Honestly, the options mentioned are the only ones. Failing that, come over as a tourist for 3 months at a time, and stay but not work.

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    Always wanted to know, is it possible to get a study visa (F-1 I believe???) via an online college?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jess View Post
    Honestly, the options mentioned are the only ones. Failing that, come over as a tourist for 3 months at a time, and stay but not work.

    Jess .i thought that was 6 months as a tourist ?

    me and the mrs have looked into buying the villa we stayed in in clermont

    when we were there last year for our holiday

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    Quote Originally Posted by twofiveone View Post
    Always wanted to know, is it possible to get a study visa (F-1 I believe???) via an online college?
    Isn't that an oxymoron? Why would you need a visa to come here if you are studying online?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper8 View Post
    Jess .i thought that was 6 months as a tourist ?

    me and the mrs have looked into buying the villa we stayed in in clermont

    when we were there last year for our holiday

    here is me by the car we hired
    Fun car! As for tourism visas, I only know that you get a 90 day visa under the Visa Waiver Program to come to the US as a tourist. Any longer than that and you will have to apply through the American Embassy in London.

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    What would i have to ask for,an extension to the visa ?

    and say we did get a visa for a longer period

    and we returned to the uk after that time

    can we return to the us straight away ?

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    I have known people that have to go back to their countries every 90 days to renew tourist visas and come back like a week later. But again, you can't work. If you have a job that allows you to work from anywhere, I suppose that would work for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rk View Post
    You'll need a lot more than $100k to qualify for a visa.
    I believe it is $500k now. If a foreigner invests more than $500k into the United States economy, be it a small business, or simply buying a home or condo, you get residency. I could be wrong, but I believe this is now the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fake_sunglasses View Post
    I believe it is $500k now. If a foreigner invests more than $500k into the United States economy, be it a small business, or simply buying a home or condo, you get residency. I could be wrong, but I believe this is now the case.
    You're in the ballpark, but it is not possible to get a visa by simply buying a home or condo, no matter what the cost. The investment must be $1 million or more ($500k in targeted employment areas) and must generate 10 or more jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viper8 View Post
    What would i have to ask for,an extension to the visa ?

    and say we did get a visa for a longer period

    and we returned to the uk after that time

    can we return to the us straight away ?
    If you have a multiple entry visa, you can keep returning to the US as long as the visa is valid. HOWEVER, a visa does not guarantee admission into the US, just the right to board a plane bound for the US. Each time you enter the country, you will be subject to an interview with the immigration agent at the airport, who can deny you entry if he/she finds that your intent is not that of a tourist (i.e. a temporary visitor). They can either refuse to admit you into the country, or, limit the time you can stay to anything less than 6 months.

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    Default Re: Brit Wants To Move To Florida

    To answer your original question, you are correct, an aunt is not a close enough relationship for visa purposes, though she may be helpful for logistical reasons, e.g. providing room and board, financial support, information etc.

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    Default Re: Brit Wants To Move To Florida

    Basically, the US makes it nearly impossible for people from Britain to move here unless they are a business owner, rich, extraordinary talented, or a dual citizen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jess View Post
    Basically, the US makes it nearly impossible for people from Britain to move here unless they are a business owner, rich, extraordinary talented, or a dual citizen.
    It can seem like that, but the rules are the same for all nations (other than south of the border in the current stampede for new voters by the politically expedient). In fact people from Britain have a leg up because of language, cultural similarities, more relatives here, plus other factors. Other than possibly Germans, there are more people here from Britain than any other nationality.

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