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Old 02-02-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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Thinking of moving to LA and start work as a Personal Trainer, where do i start? applying for visa? applying for jobs?sorry its a bit broad .thanks
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Thinking of moving to LA and start work as a Personal Trainer, where do i start? applying for visa? applying for jobs?sorry its a bit broad .thanks
Why not just become a movie star in LA instead? They make a lot more money.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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Why not just become a movie star in LA instead? They make a lot more money.
any need for the sarcasm?
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I thought people from the UK hated the United States because of how right-wing, war-starved, intellectually inferior, and blah blah we are...

OK, just kidding. What part of LA are you looking at? Best wishes in your move.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Championsgate, Fl
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You need a visa to be able to work here, and the days of large companies sponsoring people are over really. To be able to do that, you need to show you have some sort of talant which cannot be easily found here in the USA and a company willing to pay the money to hire you and transfer you. In this climate and even previously in the boom this wasnt happening.

That leaves you with purchasing a business and getting a visa typically a L1 or E2 visa on the back of this. you need to be aware that since the govt cracked down on this business's need to meet strict requirements as only certain businesses qualify for the visa. Also you would only be able to work for yourself, and wouldnt be able to work for anyone else.

The best piece of advice is to consult an immigration attorney here in the USA. dont do it in the UK as there are alot of cowboys who will take your money and provide nothing. Once you know where you stand with your visa, then consider where to move to as without the visa it is a non starter and this is the hardest hurdle.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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Thinking of moving to LA and start work as a Personal Trainer, where do i start? applying for visa? applying for jobs?sorry its a bit broad .thanks
Apart from the visa thing which is quite a big deal the competition here will be very fierce.
I have only met two personal trainers in my time in the US.
One was a Ex Olympic athlete and the other was a 5th Dan black belt.
BTW both were Brits and both managed to get a visa...so it is possible!
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: CA
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Why not just become a movie star in LA instead? They make a lot more money.
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any need for the sarcasm?
Exactly what I thought.

It would be nice ($$$) to be a personal trainer for the stars.

I moved from London to LA. Feel free to PM me and we'll talk.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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thanks for the info guys! not sure what part of LA Manning1980?but would like to know places not to go 2!i just wondered what order i should do them in, secure job first or apply for visa!
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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im trying to move from england to La to work as a personal trainer . how do you obtain a visa?
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:05 AM
 
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You need a visa to be able to work here, and the days of large companies sponsoring people are over really. To be able to do that, you need to show you have some sort of talant which cannot be easily found here in the USA and a company willing to pay the money to hire you and transfer you. In this climate and even previously in the boom this wasnt happening.

That leaves you with purchasing a business and getting a visa typically a L1 or E2 visa on the back of this. you need to be aware that since the govt cracked down on this business's need to meet strict requirements as only certain businesses qualify for the visa. Also you would only be able to work for yourself, and wouldnt be able to work for anyone else.

The best piece of advice is to consult an immigration attorney here in the USA. dont do it in the UK as there are alot of cowboys who will take your money and provide nothing. Once you know where you stand with your visa, then consider where to move to as without the visa it is a non starter and this is the hardest hurdle.
but can u move for the uk to la without a visa card
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