How to earn an American green card

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Ben W.
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How to earn an American green card

Postby Ben W. » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:34 am

Long story short: I live in the mid-Atlantic, I have work permits for Canada and the UK, but not America. And I'd really, really like to work in America.

Nobody I immediately know has offered any inspiring advice; it's all been a series of discouraging lectures. Does anyone have a suggestion as to where and how I could begin?

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Re: How to earn an American green card

Postby diane bartels » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:36 pm

Assuming you dont want to apply to be an American citizen, I think you apply for a work permit. I think this is done through the Immingration Dept. but dont know exactly how. That's my understanding anyway Ben.

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Re: How to earn an American green card

Postby FinderDoug » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:32 am

Ben - Begin with these two links:

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/ ... 2ca60aRCRD

http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1271.html

Also, be aware there are a number of very slick looking (even official looking) sites that provide a wealth of info on the process, but may actually be looking to sell services in assisting with getting said visas.

Good luck!

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Re: How to earn an American green card

Postby Moderator » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:55 pm

I will be seeing a Dutch frined of ours who has been stateside for two decades with a work-permit green card. I'll ask her...with all the resources offered here you ought to have a few paths.
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