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Old 08-15-2010, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Melbourne oz
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I am just in the early process of wanting to move to the USA (from Australia) with a EB3 visa (university qualified with at least 3 years exp plus member of the profession). I would like to know how much money I need to save to show savings for moving to the USA per adult.

thanks in advance
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:59 PM
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Location: Itinerant
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For an EB-3 none.

You do need an employer job offer, labor certification (performed by the prospective employer), and a degree (that you already have). Depending on your field you may be more likely to get an H-1B (temporary worker in a specialist field), that's for the employer to decide, since they petition for your visa.

Here's a good overview
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Melbourne oz
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thanks for that. I was speaking to someone today (who is going overseas and was at the consulate for their holiday visa) anyway they said that another person was told that they did not have enough savings for their green card so therefore was denied. Obviously I dont know the details behind it but then was thinking do I need to have a minimum amount of savings for moving over. I am personally thinking of having savings of about 50k (usd) for a comfortable move.
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:13 AM
 
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
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The other person may have come on a family type visa (such as brother or child of US citizen). In that case, the sponsoring USC needs to have an income of 125% above the poverty line (which currently would be about 19'000 USD/ year), or failing that, 5 times as much in assets (savings, property etc), or three times as much for a spouse.
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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The other person may have come on a family type visa (such as brother or child of US citizen). In that case, the sponsoring USC needs to have an income of 125% above the poverty line (which currently would be about 19'000 USD/ year), or failing that, 5 times as much in assets (savings, property etc), or three times as much for a spouse.
Could I, as the K1 Fiancé visa be the one who has the assets? Or the both of us collectively? I'm not too far off that mark actually, which would make things substantially easier for us.
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
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Not on a K1 visa. If it is a spousal visa (CR-1) then yes, the foreign spouse's assets can be counted. Jointly owned assets would count for the support on a fiance visa, but most embassies (not all) require assets to be US based. So if you can transfer your money to a joint US bank account or, say, buy a rental property in the US in joint names, that should work.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:55 PM
 
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They never would have let me in if money in the bank was a requirement!
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