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Ricardo

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Re: How to Immigrate from EU
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2010, 11:29:36 am »

Hello, teemuv. I'm a portuguese 22 years old guy who is on the exactly same situation as you. I filled the Green Card Lottery for this year, and now I'm hoping God to help me being one of the 50 000 lucky people. The other ways seem impossible to me. I don't have enough money to invest on a business, and on the other path I already contacted some people to help me getting a job sponsorship but it always failed.

One easy way would be if I had a familiar in US, and I there was an uncle of my father who lived in Massachusetts, but unfortunately he died in 2002 with cancer.

This road to freedom is so hard.  :( So, It would be nice if people from there help us to get some jobs or at least give us precious and realistic tips to us, europeans who are sick and tired of these proto-socialist-"welfare-states" of Europe. I'm searching for the maximum of contacts in US, hoping some day the great moment will arrive. I barely sleep only of just dreaming of live in the freest and most libertarian jurisdiction in the World.  :)
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Re: How to Immigrate from EU
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2010, 02:34:54 pm »

Hello, teemuv. I'm a portuguese 22 years old guy who is on the exactly same situation as you. I filled the Green Card Lottery for this year, and now I'm hoping God to help me being one of the 50 000 lucky people.
Hi Ricardo. It would seem to me that the best place for checking out if you've been chosen is to see when DV-2011 thread opens at http://forums.immigration.com/forumdisplay.php?38-Lottery-Visas-DV They are tracking which countries have received results and when. Last year the results for Europe was received around April.

The other ways seem impossible to me. I don't have enough money to invest on a business, and on the other path I already contacted some people to help me getting a job sponsorship but it always failed.
Keep on trying. Also try to educate your self while trying. Earn certificates that are real, learn a new language, get higher grades and work hard for good recommendations. These should be a given, but it's always a good thing to mention those. They will help you in your quest.

This road to freedom is so hard.  :( So, It would be nice if people from there help us to get some jobs or at least give us precious and realistic tips to us, europeans who are sick and tired of these proto-socialist-"welfare-states" of Europe.
It would be cool to have NH European Immigration Program that would give like tax breaks for those who employ Europeans ;) But seriously speaking sponsoring a foreigner is not cheap. Now, I would be prepared to earn less in order to have sponsorship, that is how much I would value such an deal, but the biggest issue is to find someone who would go through all the hurdle just to employ someone like me. Businesses have to do profit.

We should also look this issue from a profitability point of view. Immigrants are extremely expensive way to achieve liberty in our lifetime. Not only does it involve a lot of money, but also the inability to vote. The cost-benefit ratio is not very good in that sense.
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Re: How to Immigrate from EU
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2010, 03:01:51 pm »

Ricardo,

You may want to see if you have any ties to Newark, NJ.  There is still a vibrant Portuguese community in the Ironbound neighborhood eventhough it's becoming more Brazilian.  It's a longshot but it's worth checking out.  Keep working.  I know it's not easy but in these times it's also not easy for Americans either.  Don't give up the good fight against nanny states.  Good luck.
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Re: How to Immigrate from EU
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2010, 03:10:09 am »

I'm an expert on obtaining U.S. citizenships for people -- as long as they are female -- and if it wasn't for those darn anti-polygamy laws it would be easier still.    ;)
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Re: How to Immigrate from EU
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2010, 06:59:29 am »

Hey I'm in the same situation than you guys.
I'm 24. I'm Belgian and I live in Brussels. I finished studying back in June of this year. I'm now an engineer in electronics (master degree). I'm currently unemployed. And I don't want to, stay here in Belgium.

I don't know if it could be a solution. But if we get together and open a business in NH. That would be great.

The quickest path to citizenship is by joining the US Armed Forces. But again... you need a green card or being a resident for more than 2 years.
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Re: How to Immigrate from EU
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2010, 10:01:02 am »

What I'm going to do is apply for a maximum of jobs in NH. If I get enough positive feedback I take the first plane to Boston or New york and I directly go to NH. I would stay at a hostel or find something on Craig's list website (http://nh.craigslist.org/) for 2 or 3 weeks.
or maybe some free stater have an extra room or are looking for a room mate (since we are more likely to trust each other)?
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Re: How to Immigrate from EU
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2010, 10:11:12 pm »

What I'm going to do is apply for a maximum of jobs in NH. If I get enough positive feedback I take the first plane to Boston or New york and I directly go to NH. I would stay at a hostel or find something on Craig's list website (http://nh.craigslist.org/) for 2 or 3 weeks.
or maybe some free stater have an extra room or are looking for a room mate (since we are more likely to trust each other)?

Hi Phil,

While a trip is a great way to network and get your CV in front of people you will not get a job simply by turning up. For an employer to hire you they have to show they could not find anyone locally and then file a petition on your behalf, this can take 6 months+. There is a yearly cap of 65,000 people in this class and its typically gone far in advance. Also entering on the visa waiver it is impossible to switch status to an employment based visa as well as technically illegal to use it to seek work. If they even suspect you will do so then you will be refused entry.

Have you considered studying for a PHD in the US? Its much easier to get a PHD in then an MA and if you got it at a US school there is a much much higher chance of you being able to convert to perm.
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Re: How to Immigrate from EU
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2010, 09:20:04 am »

It depends on how much a PhD cost. I'll find some information about it.
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Re: How to Immigrate from EU
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2010, 04:06:40 am »

Well you can find a lot of information on this website
http://e3visa.info/

The E3 visa is for Australians only.

But the H-1B visa is a non-imigrant visa that allow an employer in the US to hire foreigners. I think it is a first step in the right direction.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2010, 07:43:50 am by Phil_in_Belgium »
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Re: How to Immigrate from EU
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2010, 10:06:55 am »

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Update (July 2010): I managed to actually win in the lottery. Few months more before I know for sure if I actually get the permits.

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Hey, Teemuv. I only noticed your update right now. So, did you win the diversity lottery? Congrats! Could you please share your experience? It would be very interesting to hear about.
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Re: How to Immigrate from EU
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2010, 06:56:49 am »

you can participate for the ltotery here (it is free)
http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/
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