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Old 07-21-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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Hello All.
Hope I can get some advice from you all regarding the USA. Me and my wife are in the thought process of thinking of moving to the US from the UK. It has always been my dream to come to the USA specially the Florida or California area. Just wanted some thoughts on the 2? I have been on one thread about florida and there are very mixed messages on there specially regarding prices, but as I come from the UK the house prices here are through the roof also everything else i.e. Fuel, insurances etc... so I really couldnt compare if its expensive or not.
Any hints and tips on no go areas would be nice too. (High crime areas etc..)

I also would like to know about job opportunities. I am in the middle of getting my truck licence as its something I've always wanted to do and want to carry it on as a career if I moved to the USA.
My Wife works in retail as a specialist partially management at the moment in a company called currys (your equivalent would be Best buy). Just wanted to know if there are job shortages or if companies are crying out for staff?

PS. If anyone knows of any renting properties websites and jobs sites could they please let me know.

Hope I get a good response
Thanks in advance
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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You would need a work permit/visa before coming to the USA and that is difficult to get even when the economy is not bad like the current situation.
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Old 07-22-2010, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Yeah, as mentioned, before you go looking for jobs and a place to live, you need to look into how realistic it would even be for you to be granted a visa to live and work in the US to begin with. For the average person, the chances are slim to none.

Employment-Based Immigrant Visas
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:27 PM
 
Location: QUEENS
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You need a visa to come here.
Try marrying an american girl. That would get you a greencard.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: FLINT (yeah you read that right!), MI
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Unfortunately, unless one of you is an American citizen or you have family here I don't think your chances of getting a work visa are very good. We don't have a shortage of truck drivers or retail management.
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