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getting a visa/job/renting house etc?
I've know someone who moved to Australia and it took them about a year to get it all together.
commonwealth countries tend to be a bit easier to get into as a Brit citizen than other ones.
obviously, as an EU citizen you're pretty much free to go and live and work anywhere in the EU.
the US is quite difficult as i understand it (and it's something i've looked into in depth).
esp. ireland - england, we have a 'special relationship'
If all else fails I have decided that I am going to run away to Montreal for the summer.
has a better quality of life though
Montreal or Vancouver is where I want to live eventually. Im too lame to ever do anything about it.
of mine from Uni has just moved to the US of A to be with his lady friend, and it's taken him over two years to sort out a visa and things. The authorities over there, especially 'post 9/11' are complete jobsworth buffoons.
sorry. I think guntrip's right, commonwealth countries tend to be easier to emigrate to. A lot depends on how much these countries need labour.
*one of the things i don't like about Australia, as an Australian...
Actually - plumbers and hairdressers - my gay friend Dean is bringing his boyfriend over to live there who happens to be a hairdresser.
But yeah - otherwise, it's quite difficult. I don't know many plumbers. Nor hairdressers... so I guess you learn a trade for a year and then go there and get a visa... then quit jobs and do something else after awhile??? If you want? Dunno...
if you had a skill which they had a shortage of... I saw it on the news reasonably recently... they need plumbers teachers and the like.
if you're an asylum seeker on the other hand though...
this sounds like it may be difficult...
unless you have a spouse there. i assume this is over a girl? marry her, it'll be a lot easier :D
but theres very few and i guess shitloads of people apply...
where you can get a 'sponsor', someone who will vouch for you?
as far as i know.
does anyone know what i can look at to get some advice about this??
They have seminars about it. Does sound like a hideously complex process :(
'How to Live and Work in America: A Handbook for Short and Long Stay Visitors'
by Steve Mills
Is really useful, it gives details about all the different visas you can get based on the 'skills you can offer America'. It does seem quite a difficult process and I'm pretty sure I read somewhere you needed Â£10000 in your bank account to be accepted (I could be wrong though).
Here. You can get all the advice you need right here.
Move to Malta, because I believe that is where they found Maltesers. And who wouldn't want to live next to a Malteser guyser?
they''re from Northern Ireland.
A green card lottery is never as good as a meat raffle
What is Saudi Arabian meat? I'm not sure I want it.
Mildly related story - when I was in Portugal for the Euro Champs the other year, one particular restaurant that had their menu in Portuguese and then in English had one dish translated as 'Brazilian meat in a sort of porridge.' No-one had the guts to order it. In case it actually was guts
and a lot of geothermal activity.
In general you should be aware of the climate change that will occur, which will likely destroy your entire infrastructure.
make her move here.
but she has to finish college first, which is going to be a LOT easier to do over there
is your friend.
I realise it will be hard but it sounds so COOL!
And there are probably stacks of better jobs out there...
but it seems so tough though. i have no special qualifications, no money, i've worked in a shit job for 1 and a half years after uni...
i might cry, see if that helps anything.
before you start crying.
Could you enrol in a college in Seattle or something? Then you'll have a student visa and you can go from there. And then you can get special qualifications to get a job that will allow you to stay there.
I thought you said you did. That's a good start to having special quals, I reckon.
but i don't know if i could afford to live if i did that...
at the moment it seems like everything i think of runs into a brick wall.
thanks for the website though, it seems pretty useful, i'll do some more investigating into it.
even with a degree there's two bands of people more likely to get a visa than me...
Is that like instant mojo?
They'll ask you to revoke your UK citizenship but here's the trick: The UK doesn't allow that. They just go merrily along still claiming you to be one of their own.
is now living in america, with her american husband. They got married nearly two years ago but have only just got visa sorted she still doesn't have the papers to get a proper fulltime job or anything.
plus everytime she goes to get something done she needs all sorts of scans and details taken which they then charge her for. And she's had to come back here several times to go to the embassy and suchlike.
What I am saying is it's a really lengthy and expensive process. Be sure before you start, and make sure you have the funds.
getting a job in Canada than it is in America (assuming you're British?) Go look into it, and report back to me. I THINK that if you work as a live-in carer for a year, you get an automatic greencard.
you're in the band of people two groups ahead of CC for that reason, I'd guess. America needs its PORN KINGS.
canada looks WAY easier...
that's something to seriously look into, thankyou ben.
after vancouver's not that far from seattle...
And Canada is better than Yamerica.
an american to move to canada may be less easy :P
Maybe you could build a log cabin on the border between B.C. and Washington state.
move to Nuie Island!
you'll never regret it AND you'll easily qualify to compete in the commonwealth games.
I guess it depends on what country you want to move to, and what skillz you have to offer that country. I think Australia is an absolute bastard to get in to unless you're a cigarette machine engineer or something, whereas other countries let you in if you can spell your own name correctly and promise to organise a meat raffle. So, it depends on how high you set your sights, I think