Do you have dreams of spending the rest of your days on a beach in Florida? Or maybe in a smart apartment seventy stories high in downtown Manhattan? Then perhaps it’s time you stopped messing around and took action to make this a reality. Believe it or not, emigrating to America from any European country is very simple, it just takes a long time to get all the paperwork in order. With that in mind, I’ve created this simple guide to fill you in on everything you need to know. Hopefully, you’ll be able to use it and thus make the experience a little less daunting.
Obviously, there are many different routes to obtaining full citizenship, but in this article I’ll focus on the most simple (why make things more complicated than they have to be, right?). So, spend the next two or three minutes reading through all the information I’ve chosen to include below, and some of your concerns should be laid to rest. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no emigration lawyer, but I have helped a number of people to move to the US in the past, so I’ve got lots of experience in this field.
Here’s how you do it in the easiest way possible…
Step Number 1: Finding A Job
If you want to save yourself all the hassle of looking for work when you arrive, then you should start identifying potential vacancies now and getting in touch with the companies providing them. This also has another benefit in that your employer may be able to sponsor you a little later on, which could make the extended visa process much simpler.
Step Number 2: Apply For A Working Visa
There are lots of different visas available in America, but you want to apply for a twelve month working visa if you want to speed the process up. Some people do apply for a part-working counterpart, but this will mean you’re only able to accept employment for 50% of your stay, which isn’t suitable if you’re looking to eventually emigrate.
Step Number 3: Apply For An Extension On Your Working Visa
After only twelve months of living and working in the country you will be expected to either leave or apply for an extension. Now, so long as you’ve been working for the same company the whole time you’ve been out there, they should be willing to become your sponsor, which will speed the process up and make it much more likely that you’ll be accepted.
Step Number 4: Apply For Citizenship
Presuming you get this far, you will have been living and working in the US for almost two years, and this allows you certain rights. So long as you haven’t been in legal trouble, and you’ve managed to hold down a job for the duration of your stay, you should encounter no issues when applying to become a citizen. Once you’ve been accepted, you’ll technically have joint citizenship with your country of origin, but this won’t stop you from enjoying all the same luxuries as everyone else.
You’ll be free to purchase property and even start your own business if you want to. Also, it would be worth traveling over to Florida if you want to live somewhere with a good climate. In Miami new homes are built every single week to help deal with the influx of immigrants, so maybe this is something worth looking into.
Anyway guys, that’s all from me today. I hope the information in this post will help to make your dreams of moving to the land of the free into a tangible reality. Good luck!