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Old 09-29-2011, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Toronto > Montreal > Kiev
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My life goal is to become a US citizen. I am 26, have a degree and working on a certification and speak English and Russian fluently.

If I wanted to come to Canada for example, I could get in based on a points system (20 points for knowing English, 20 points for having a degree.. etc. Don't quote me on those points numbers I'm pulling them out of thin air.) But if someone wants to become a hardworking citizen and contribute to the economy they can.

I am not interested in H1B, TN or whatever visa. I am interested in citizenship, or permanent immigrant application. In the long term I would like to open a small business. I am planning on going to the US embassy with this information and see what they say.

Before I do that, anyone can give me some advice?
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:11 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I am planning on going to the US embassy with this information and see what they say.

Before I do that, anyone can give me some advice?
Yes. Go to the first "sticky on this forum page and go to the USCIS website which is linked there. You will find all the information you need without wasting time going to the US Embassy.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
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You need to think long term. H1B for example can lead to a greencard eventually, and greencard leads to citizenship.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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You need to think long term. H1B for example can lead to a greencard eventually, and greencard leads to citizenship.
True. Seems he wants a "quick fix" to bypass all the procedures and of course that's not going to happen. The USCIS site will explain all ...
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:14 AM
 
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My life goal is to become a US citizen. I am 26, have a degree and working on a certification and speak English and Russian fluently.

If I wanted to come to Canada for example, I could get in based on a points system (20 points for knowing English, 20 points for having a degree.. etc. Don't quote me on those points numbers I'm pulling them out of thin air.) But if someone wants to become a hardworking citizen and contribute to the economy they can.

I am not interested in H1B, TN or whatever visa. I am interested in citizenship, or permanent immigrant application. In the long term I would like to open a small business. I am planning on going to the US embassy with this information and see what they say.

Before I do that, anyone can give me some advice?
Before you make a total fool of yourself - do some homework!
Canadian immigration law applies to Canada.
uscis.gov will explain everything. By the way - a US embassy is not an immigration advisory facility.
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Before you make a total fool of yourself - do some homework!
Canadian immigration law applies to Canada.
uscis.gov will explain everything. By the way - a US embassy is not an immigration advisory facility.
How harsh. Was that necessary ?
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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My life goal is to become a US citizen. I am 26, have a degree and working on a certification and speak English and Russian fluently.

If I wanted to come to Canada for example, I could get in based on a points system (20 points for knowing English, 20 points for having a degree.. etc. Don't quote me on those points numbers I'm pulling them out of thin air.) But if someone wants to become a hardworking citizen and contribute to the economy they can.

I am not interested in H1B, TN or whatever visa. I am interested in citizenship, or permanent immigrant application. In the long term I would like to open a small business. I am planning on going to the US embassy with this information and see what they say.

Before I do that, anyone can give me some advice?
If you have between $500,000 to $1 million you can get Investor visa and after getting green card wait 5 yrs and become US citizen
Money has to be legal and not from drug proceds or illegal activity
Unforunately US dont have point sytems majority of people immigrate on immigrant visa because of family You can get green card from work but process is lengthy and mostly ppl who are on H1-B visa get sponsored for green card
You can sponsor yourself if you are eminent person like an artist or a nobel prize winner
So basically it is next to impossible to get a green card without family
or without company sponsorship which is very rare for people applying from abroad
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Before you make a total fool of yourself - do some homework!
Canadian immigration law applies to Canada.
uscis.gov will explain everything. By the way - a US embassy is not an immigration advisory facility.
US Embassy probablly refer him to US Immigration website or State Dept web site
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:46 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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How harsh. Was that necessary ?
Yes. The OP dashed onto this forum with no knowledge whatsoever of US immigration requirements, made it clear that he wasn't interested in applying for any sort of a visa and simply wanted a short cut to instant US citizenship. Harsh? How about "realistic" as in not wasting anyone's time?

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If you have between $500,000 to $1 million you can get Investor visa and after getting green card wait 5 yrs and become US citizen
Money has to be legal and not from drug proceds or illegal activity
Unforunately US dont have point sytems majority of people immigrate on immigrant visa because of family You can get green card from work but process is lengthy and mostly ppl who are on H1-B visa get sponsored for green card
You can sponsor yourself if you are eminent person like an artist or a nobel prize winner
So basically it is next to impossible to get a green card without family
or without company sponsorship which is very rare for people applying from abroad
And the basic information you gave was precisely that which the OP can gain by going to the USCIS website which is very user-friendly and easily navigable.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:39 PM
 
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How harsh. Was that necessary ?
Unfortunately sometimes this is the only way to get through thick skulls. Persistant rumors, half truths on the web, reading only what someone wants to see - it is no fun at all when you deal with someone on no-entry bemoaning the love of his life cannot leave the states for whatever reason or the ultimate job requires a visa and 15 years back there was a tiny incident.
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