ways you can come to live in the U.S?
isn't one answer to that question. And among the multiple
answers, none are simple. Although, if you find that one
visa is a perfect match for you, it might indeed be a
relatively simple process.
first question you need to answer is what is the basis
for your move? People cannot simply move to another country
because they want to. You have to be coming to join immediate
relatives (parents, children, spouses or siblings), to
be a student, to do a job, to start a company, to invest
money; you have to have a reason that is much more concrete
than simply "because I want to."
So, first things first: If you don't have a basis for
immigration, you'll need to choose one.
on your basis, you will either be applying to come temporarily,
on a temporary visa, or permanently, with the intention
of applying for a green card, and perhaps eventually,
Review all the visa, humanitarian and parole types below.
If you do not qualify for any of these, your only choices
are illegal immigration (a very poor choice), or the green
card lottery (worth a shot because it's free to enter
for those who qualify, but your chances of winning are
slim, so use this as your last resort).
Once you have decided upon your reason, or your "basis"
for immigration (living in the United States permanently)
or a temporary visa (living in the United States temporarily),
you will need to find out whether your reason, or basis,
qualifies (is "in general terms" approved by
the U.S. Government). Does the government think your reason
for coming to America is a good one, and do you meet the
criteria (rules) for applying? If you do, you will then
need to apply, and to prove that you qualify (that you
can follow the rules). You can not just say "I have
enough money to support myself," or "I have
a job offer," or "I plan to study," or
"I am going to invest money." You cannot just
make promises and expect to be believed. In nearly all
cases, you will need to have bonafied proof of these circumstances,
and will need to follow-through with your plans. Tracking
in this country was not always very good, but it has much
improved since 9/11 and the government plans to continue
with that improvement. This is part of the reason that
the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has been
replaced by the United States Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS), which belongs to the Department of Homeland
Security: organization, tracking and security when it
comes to foreign nationals in the United States.
To enter the United States you need either a temporary
or immigrant visa. You can apply for either one at an
American consulate or embassy outside the United States.
The temporary visa allows you to visit the United States
for a limited period of time, while the immigrant visa
allows you to live in the U.S.A. permanently. Holders
of temporary visas can apply for an "adjustment of
status" when in the United States to convert their
visas into immigrant visas, but the process is complicated.
Temporary visas are given for a number of reasons, most
commonly for tourists, students, businesspeople or people
seeking medical care in the United States. Most visitor
visas are valid for six months. There is no limit to the
number of temporary visas issued. People applying for
temporary visas may often have to prove that they intend
to return to their countries (rather than live in the
U.S. as undocumented aliens) before the visa will be granted.
A person with a temporary visa may also be denied entry
into the country at the border if the INS believes the
person is politically subversive, a disease carrier, or
is likely to attempt to stay in the country permanently.
visas (permanent residence visas) are limited to a certain
number per year and per country for most preference categories.
Refugees and certain relatives of U.S. citizens are not
subject to numerical limitation. The emphasis of the system
is on keeping families together.
/ B2 visa - Business travelers may enter the
United States using a B1, or 'Visitor for Business'
Visa. In practice these visas are invariably issued
as jointly with B2, or 'Visitor for Pleasure' (i.e.
Tourist) visa. This practice means that, if a candidate
has an old tourist visa, it may be valid for a planned
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visa - The F1 visa is a student visa that enables
foreign nationals to study in the US at accredited academic
institutions. In some cases, F1 students may work while
enrolled in school. Prior to or upon graduation, the
student may engage in practical training for up to 12
you are going to the US primarily for tourism, but want
to take a short course of study of less than 18 hours
per week, you may be able to do so on a tourist visa.
You should inquire at the appropriate US Embassy or Consulate.
If your course of study is more than 18 hours a week,
you will need an F1 or M1 student visa.
H1B Visa is typically used for the following professions:
Computing & IT, Telecoms, HealthCare, Finance &
Accounting, Teaching, Legal, Marketing & Advertising,
Sales, Management and Engineering.
visa - A J-1 Exchange Visitor is a person who
comes to the U.S. temporarily to study, teach, conduct
research or receive training as a participant in an
Exchange Visitor Program. Teachers College has been
designated by the United States Department of State,
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (formerly
USIA) to sponsor such a program. Teachers College's
program number is P-1-1089. You may be attending Teachers
College under the sponsorship of another Exchange Visitor
program. Be sure you know who your sponsor is and who
to contact if you have questions or need an authorization
(e.g., for employment, extension, or transfer) processed.
visa - The R Visa classification provides non-immigrant
religious workers the opportunity to work or serve temporarily
in the U.S. as ministers of religion, religious professionals,
or as other religious workers