Considering moving to The USA from Australia - Need Some Help Please

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Hey guys,

Ok so I am considering moving to the US permanently next year and just have a few questions regarding visa's and such.

From what I can understand it can be a bit of a tricky thing to move to America so I was just wondering if anyone had any experience or knowledge they could share.

Obviously I do Internet Marketing full time so i'm just not sure how that would fit under a working visa?

From what I understand you seem to need to be employed by someone in America in order to get a working visa.

So doing Internet Marketing I am obviously not employed by anyone and simply run my own business.

I was thinking about setting up an LLC in America but I am not sure if that would even make a difference.

I also plan on buying a house instead of renting but again, I am not sure if that would make a difference.

I don't have any family connections or anything like that in the US so not sure what the best way to go is.

So any advice/support on how I could actually move to the US would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Tristan
#australia #moving #usa
  • Profile picture of the author Ron Kerr
    Are you ill Tristan? Why would anyone move to the USA from Australia?
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    • Profile picture of the author Marek
      Originally Posted by Ron Kerr View Post

      Are you ill Tristan? Why would anyone move to the USA from Australia?
      Hmmm. Maybe because despite all its faults, the US is still the best country in the world... And definitely the best-positioned economically right now.

      Marek
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      • Profile picture of the author Ron Kerr
        Originally Posted by Marek View Post

        Hmmm. Maybe because despite all its faults, the US is still the best country in the world... And definitely the best-positioned economically right now.

        Marek
        Have you looked any any recent economic statistics? Australian unemployment is 5.15 % and we have little government debt as we have been running budget surpluses until recently, which means that we are not on the brink of government insolvency as the USA is. The economy is also growing nicely.

        You must have studied a different type of economics to me.
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        • Profile picture of the author Profolegy
          Hey Tristan - Whats the go here...
          Have you run out of friends here in Australia!

          What area do you think you want to settle in.
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        • Profile picture of the author Marek
          Originally Posted by Ron Kerr View Post

          Have you looked any any recent economic statistics? Australian unemployment is 5.15 % and we have little government debt as we have been running budget surpluses until recently, which means that we are not on the brink of government insolvency as the USA is. The economy is also growing nicely.

          You must have studied a different type of economics to me.
          Originally Posted by Nathan J. Hockley View Post

          I didn't know whether to laugh or cry after reading this statement.
          I know, all other countries are better off economically, yet somehow the US has more immigrants than the other top 4 countries combined (NOT including the millions of illegal immigrants). Why do you think that is? Are all these people stupid?

          Immigrant Population number of immigrants (most recent) by country

          I follow business news and economic trends very closely (since I trade stocks daily), and I would not want to be invested in any other country (other than the US) right now. There's a definite and significant upturn here, while other countries are lagging.

          All countries go through economic upturns and downturns (that's a natural cycle), but currently the US is on the way out of its recession, while many other countries (especially in Europe) are just entering it now. Not just my opinion. Watch CNBC or another business news channel and you'll find the data support it. Just look at corporate spending and profits in the US vs. other countries (during the last few quarters). Yes, the US gets into cyclical recessions (like any other country), but the difference is that it normally gets out of them very quickly (usually within a few years at the most).

          Marek
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          • Profile picture of the author davidjames42973
            Hey Tristen,

            I was told by someone I know that the process moves quicker if you hire an attorney to fill out the paperwork for you. If you fill it out yourself, you'll most likely be declined for citizenship.
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          • Profile picture of the author Joshyybaxx
            Originally Posted by Marek View Post

            I know, all other countries are better off economically, yet somehow the US has more immigrants than the other top 4 countries combined (NOT including the millions of illegal immigrants). Why do you think that is? Are all these people stupid?

            Immigrant Population number of immigrants (most recent) by country

            I follow business news and economic trends very closely (since I trade stocks daily), and I would not want to be invested in any other country (other than the US) right now. There's a definite and significant upturn here, while other countries are lagging.

            All countries go through economic upturns and downturns (that's a natural cycle), but currently the US is on the way out of its recession, while many other countries (especially in Europe) are just entering it now. Not just my opinion. Watch CNBC or another business news channel and you'll find the data support it. Just look at corporate spending and profits in the US vs. other countries (during the last few quarters). Yes, the US gets into cyclical recessions (like any other country), but the difference is that it normally gets out of them very quickly (usually within a few years at the most).

            Marek
            pretty simple concept really - your dollar is tanking and its cheap to get things now, same as aussies going on holidays over there, I'm not going to participate in which country is better because it's pointless... each has pros and cons.

            Economic answer to which country is a safer place to live http://www.treasury.gov.au/documents...DF/01_Debt.pdf
            check out page 5 (Yeah we hit surplus)

            Here's Americas (wiki so it's not 100% official but yeah) United States public debt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

            Don't get me wrong I love America and wouldn't mind spending a fair amount of time over there =)

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            • Profile picture of the author seasoned
              Originally Posted by Joshyybaxx View Post

              pretty simple concept really - your dollar is tanking and its cheap to get things now, same as aussies going on holidays over there, I'm not going to participate in which country is better because it's pointless... each has pros and cons.

              Economic answer to which country is a safer place to live http://www.treasury.gov.au/documents...DF/01_Debt.pdf
              check out page 5 (Yeah we hit surplus)

              Here's Americas (wiki so it's not 100% official but yeah) United States public debt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

              Don't get me wrong I love America and wouldn't mind spending a fair amount of time over there =)

              The US just has STUPID immigration laws, and HIGH "quotas". I was shocked to find that India does NOT allow foreign born people, EVEN BORN TO TWO CITZENS BORN THERE, to vote! The US DOES. 8-( The US might also be more accepting. It is NOT due to the value of the dollar since it happened when the dollar was stronger AND weaker.

              To echo what poorman said, some urban areas of New york, like new york and manhatten, can be HORRIBLE! I went to one area around there and some VERY rich people did NOT own cars! It was too hard to find a parking space, etc... I took a cab, and it drove on the SIDEWALK because it was the only way to get around! Just look at seinfeld when THEY talk about getting a car and finding a parking space, etc... The problem is that somehow it became a port and housed a major stock exchange. Major brokers and banks were built around that, and it became an international hub. People moved their to get into FINANCIAL industries. People moved for jobs. Eventually, it just got TOO crowded.

              Of course, not all of New york is that crowded. Some parts are NICE!

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      • Profile picture of the author rob54
        Tristan,

        I am not fully up on this stuff, however I recently became acquainted with a fellow from England here working for a major hospital in Philadelphia as a medical researcher for a year.

        From what he tells me, the U.S. would not allow him a long term VISA until he could provide solid proof of a job offer and his acceptance of said offer.
        His wife can not work. Not even a part time job just to get out of the house occasionally. She had to come over as his 100% dependent or leave after her temporary visa expired.

        Providing evidence you are a successful self employed person will definitely be something you will have to prove. Your personal and business bank accounts average balances and ages of accounts, etc. will all have to be revealed and cut the mustard.

        I would write the US Consulate in Australia and tell them of your intentions and ask what the process is. If they can't provide the information, I am sue they will refer you to what department can.

        Oh and I can assure that you will be the subject of an extremely detailed criminal background check.

        I hope this helps. And if you decide to come and stay, Welcome To America!

        Robert
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      • Profile picture of the author nathanj
        Originally Posted by Marek View Post

        Hmmm. Maybe because despite all its faults, the US is still the best country in the world... And definitely the best-positioned economically right now.

        Marek
        I didn't know whether to laugh or cry after reading this statement.
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      • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
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        Originally Posted by Marek View Post

        Hmmm. Maybe because despite all its faults, the US is still the best country in the world... And definitely the best-positioned economically right now.

        Marek
        "Definitely the best-positioned economically right now"???? Technically bankrupt you mean - with foreign debt in the trillions - owned by China for the most part.
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        • Profile picture of the author Han Fan
          Originally Posted by Metronicity View Post

          "Definitely the best-positioned economically right now"???? Technically bankrupt you mean - with foreign debt in the trillions - owned by China for the most part.
          that's right, we own your houses and land...

          because you sold to us..

          Han

          p.s. gota watch China... the biggest market in the world...
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        Originally Posted by Marek View Post

        Hmmm. Maybe because despite all its faults, the US is still the best country in the world... And definitely the best-positioned economically right now.

        Marek
        You're kidding right??
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        Originally Posted by Marek View Post

        Hmmm. Maybe because despite all its faults, the US is still the best country in the world... And definitely the best-positioned economically right now.

        Marek
        when were you last in australia?
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      Originally Posted by Ron Kerr View Post

      Are you ill Tristan? Why would anyone move to the USA from Australia?
      Yea Tristan is everything ok, I want to leave the US to come to Australia that is all I talk about my wife hates it LOL she dont want leave but I want come to Australia
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    Make sure you have your papers if you decide to move to Arizona

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    Why not come to Canada instead? Now that our dollar is almost on par with the US, you can live better here :-)
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    Up to 10,000 visas may be authorized each fiscal year for eligible entrepreneurs.
    You must invest $1,000,000, or at least $500,000 in a targeted employment area (high unemployment or rural area). In return, USCIS may grant conditional permanent residence to the individual.


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  • Thanks guys.

    The problem I am having is which visa can I actually apply for?
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by Tristan Bull View Post

      Thanks guys.

      The problem I am having is which visa can I actually apply for?
      You should probably just tell them you are self employed, and want to immigrate.

      Anyone can own a home or LLC, and it doesn't mean they can stay here like a citizen.

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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        Hey Tristan!

        Long time, no talk to. I don't really know a lot or have personal experience with the visa thing, however after reading your thread and seeing the responses, I am confident that you have plenty of material to research.

        What I wanted to do was tell you that I wish you well and hope you get what you're longing for. I believe that you would be an asset to our great country here and an outstanding citizen!

        You are definitely in my thoughts!

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        • Profile picture of the author MerlynSanchez
          Congratulations on your decision! There are so many wonderful places to relocate to that it will probably be difficult to make a decision!

          I may be able to assist in two ways:

          1. I have a British acquaintance who had a very profitable coaching business in the U.K. and moved to the U.S. with his family.

          I believe his yearly profits were in the neighborhood of $500,000, bought a very nice home in an upscale city in Florida and his children started attending school.

          They were here for about 2 years (and he travelled to England to conduct seminars every quarter) when he ran into trouble and he and his family were deported.

          I don't remember all the details but I can put you in contact with him and perhaps he can give an idea of what went wrong.

          2. I also have the name of a very good immigration attorney who is helping a friend with a similar situation. I can get you that information.

          You will absolutely need to hire an immigration because if I remember correctly, my British friend didn't have all his ducks in a row and it cost him big time.

          If you're interested, please PM me and I'll get you the information.

          Good luck!
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    The other route is through self petition
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    In two classifications of immigrant workers, the workers are not required to have a job offer and may self-petition (the worker does not need an employer to sponsor them). These categories include:
    • Individuals of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics, (E11)
    • Individuals who were granted a National Interest Waivers (NIW), (E21)
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    So, you probably have to do a sales pitch on how exceptional you are in Internet Marketing if you don't want to invest $500k.
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    • Profile picture of the author Maddi
      Originally Posted by glassextreme View Post


      So, you probably have to do a sales pitch on how exceptional you are in Internet Marketing if you don't want to invest $500k.
      Or Receive a Nobel Prize in IM :-)

      Hey but why you moving man? I was gonna come see you in Australia next year

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      • Profile picture of the author LiamP
        Hi Tristan,

        Sorry to see you go but I trust you'll be back often enough

        One avenue may be to find an American JV partner, and that persons business could sponsor your visa application.

        Similar to how people get Australian visas by an Australian business saying "we need this specific person and their very specific skill set".

        Good luck,

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    Being an immigrant myself, the only 'quick and easy' way to get a green card is by marriage. Sorry but it's difficult! You can apply all day long, but getting it, that's another story. Wish you the best!
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    Unless you are extraordinarily wealthy, getting a green card is slow death. It can be done and you'll eventually get one if your record is clean. But it is slow and bureaucratic. I'm not sure what the rules are for an entrepreneur. A person working for a company while waiting for the process to unfold is more or less a slave of the company because you can't just leave. Do your research before you come so you're not surprised by the twists and turns.
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  • Profile picture of the author ksim
    Hi Tristan,

    This website might give you a better idea of which visas you can apply for.

    Go to visabureau.com. Then click on "USA Visas".

    Hope this helps,
    Kristy

    p.s. Had to put the blanks in there because the Warrior Forum won't let me post a link since my post count is less than 15.
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    All things being equal, consider San Diego for quality of life and access to population centers (Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach, Phoenix & Las Vegas).

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  • Hi Guys,

    Thank you all for your help, I have been reading away

    I think my best bet is to try an get an E2 visa, which is a business visa.

    I'm just not 100% sure how I would go about that considering I have an online business but I think that if I setup an LLC in America and apply for the visa with the intention of expanding my business and hiring Americans to work for me that I might meet the requirements, but I am not 100% sure if that is correct.

    So if anyone knows if this will be a viable option please let me know.

    Yes I will definitely be getting an attorney to handle everything for me.

    Haha there is nothing wrong with Australia, it's great. I just like America and think it would be a good place to live plus it would be good for my business.

    All help is greatly appreciated, thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author Han Fan
      Tristan,

      I moved here when I was 16... the immigration process really slow here... I mean really slow here....

      You can find some *hot American girl* marry her... then...hmm things happens you split up...

      also, you can get student visa, easiest one to get.. once you in the country... you can apply for h-1 which is a working visa... then applied for specialty Green card.. or politic protection...

      Every year, US give out "free green cards", but it's a long list... it's called exemptions...

      I am real estate investor... great idea of buying a home... if you plan to live in a place longer than 2 years, it's smart to buy... less than 2 years just rent it..

      lots foreclosure here, great time to invest... bargain prices on the sea coasts...

      let me know if you need any help...

      Han
      p.s your lawyer should have all the answers....after all, isn't that why you pay him the big dollar for?????


      Originally Posted by Tristan Bull View Post

      Hi Guys,

      Thank you all for your help, I have been reading away

      I think my best bet is to try an get an E2 visa, which is a business visa.

      I'm just not 100% sure how I would go about that considering I have an online business but I think that if I setup an LLC in America and apply for the visa with the intention of expanding my business and hiring Americans to work for me that I might meet the requirements, but I am not 100% sure if that is correct.

      So if anyone knows if this will be a viable option please let me know.

      Yes I will definitely be getting an attorney to handle everything for me.

      Haha there is nothing wrong with Australia, it's great. I just like America and think it would be a good place to live plus it would be good for my business.

      All help is greatly appreciated, thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author rob54
        [QUOTE=Han Fan;2205471]Tristan,

        I moved here when I was 16... the immigration process really slow here... I mean really slow here....

        You can find some *hot American girl* marry her... then...hmm things happens you split up...



        Tristan,

        Not that you would seriously consider it, but DO NOT marry a U.S. citizen just for the sake of staying here. They caught on to that game long ago. And after 9/11, they take any game playing like that in a very dim light.

        Plus, you'd have to truly look like you are married:

        Live in the same home, apartment, etc.

        Have shared bank account(s), etc.

        For YEARS! Or else someone has a lot of 'splanin' to do to some people with badges and no senses of humor.

        An 'experienced' immigration attorney may be the best way to go.


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        • Profile picture of the author Deedee11
          Hi Tristan,

          How cool that you put this out to everyone here. I am wondering what the majority here are wondering-----why move here? It is a very romanticized view that people have of good ole America. I have lived in another country and only moved back here because of family needs I had to take care of. I'd be an expat in a heart beat----probably will be when I make some good money through your coaching course.

          But knowing you a bit I suppose you've researched the idea. Wish we could just house swap lol.

          I don't have anything to add. I have heard it is very hard----the whole visa thing. Canada is a great option to consider.

          I wish you all the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    Well the Mexicans just scramble across the border and seem to do quite well.

    But seriously it is a hard slog. Get some good connections and see if you can get sponsored by someone.

    Alternatively go to Canada and just trip across the border to conferences etc.

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  • Profile picture of the author voltageux
    Originally Posted by Tristan Bull View Post

    Hey guys,

    Ok so I am considering moving to the US permanently next year and just have a few questions regarding visa's and such.

    From what I can understand it can be a bit of a tricky thing to move to America so I was just wondering if anyone had any experience or knowledge they could share.

    Obviously I do Internet Marketing full time so i'm just not sure how that would fit under a working visa?

    From what I understand you seem to need to be employed by someone in America in order to get a working visa.

    So doing Internet Marketing I am obviously not employed by anyone and simply run my own business.

    I was thinking about setting up an LLC in America but I am not sure if that would even make a difference.

    I also plan on buying a house instead of renting but again, I am not sure if that would make a difference.

    I don't have any family connections or anything like that in the US so not sure what the best way to go is.

    So any advice/support on how I could actually move to the US would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Tristan
    lol tristan, let me know if you already have found your way into the US because i am planning to move there too in the future .
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    • Profile picture of the author Aussie_Al
      As an Australian living in the USA, I have to say both countries are great, depending on your lifestyle and want you want you get out of life.

      I was lucky as I worked for a British company and they had to prove that by me coming here I would not displace American workers (rightly so) and actually help hire Americans.

      It was all done through immigration lawyers and I got a 3 year work visa (L-1), as soon as I qualified I hired the same people to get me my green card and this year I intend to apply for Citizenship.

      I agreed with the above posters, probably marrying an American girl would be the fastest way.

      One of my mates obtained a 5 year journalist visa, just be proving he writes for some local paper.
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    • Profile picture of the author StephenGates
      Tristan you can come in across the southern border it is a lot easier and faster that way.

      No seriously if I can help out in any way let me know ! You have got something I want....I have been trying long and hard to make $$ with no success..
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  • Profile picture of the author PixelPen
    Tristan,
    I am an Australian living in the US for 20 years. A lot has changed since then. I come with and L1 visa. This was a business visa. But frankly at this stage I would prefer to live in Australia. Times are very hard here and you would do best if you would come for a long "vacation" to see how you like it and meet with people, lawyers etc. If you are doing well you could make your business work from anywhere and stay here for 6 months without having a working visa or green card. You never know what may happen while traveling like this.
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  • Profile picture of the author sloanjim
    you dish the USA but I'd say it's still the best country to live in.....Possibly Canada. :-)

    Are you ill Tristan? Why would anyone move to the USA from Australia?
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    "Florida Paradsie Lost " was on TV about 2 weeka ago...very tough was itt he L4 Visa......as sono as your income drops you are given 90 days to get out! I love the USA but it's too roisky to contemplate moving there.

    Maybe if you a mexican and illegally sneek over the border it's fine?
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    I am French and have been an Australian resident for the past 16 years and been traveling back and forth to the USA for the past 2 years because my boyfriend is American. Australia is great for the weather or at least the Sunshine Coast is a little piece of haven, I just the love the USA. It has its flaws but it is still a great country.

    Yes, marriage is definitely the easiest way to get a visa but before you can apply, you have to be able to prove that you have been in a long term relationship and they do ask a lot.
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          Originally Posted by poorman View Post

          A friend of mine just moved out of New York because he says things are damn expensive. A single apartment in Manhattan costs no less than $2000 a month. Also New York is overcrowded and it is not easy to get a job these days. Good luck with your visa application and in case you get the visa, try other states and that will save you some money.
          You might want to distinguish between New York the state and New York the city.
          True the whole state can be expensive to live in, but the state is a whole different world from the city. Remember we have the largest state park in the United States at 6 million acres. Adirondack Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    I'm going from USA to London myself...I guess after living in your same country forever you want to go somewhere else I seen on the gov website you only need to show you have 150,000 euros in two accounts and come from English origin country... nice
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  • Profile picture of the author SPKing
    Hi Tristan.

    We moved from Sydney to San Diego just over 2 years ago, it was the best decision we ever made!

    btw, the question that someone asked "why would you leave Australia?" we hear it all the time

    Because you are self employed it can pose a problem. However if you set up an entity (company) you can have it sponsor you to work. Nevada corporations do not require the disclosure of the shareholders/directors and you can have a company act on your behalf. Corporate Service Center are really good. You will have one of their lawyers act on your company's behalf and be able to sign documents. They could sign the Employment Offer Letter.

    I hope this helps.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
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    • Profile picture of the author KimW
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

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      This thread is almost 2 years old. I doubt if the OP is still looking for comments.
      I was thinking the same thing. New people really need to stop reviving old threads like this.

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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

      No, but that's useful info and who knows, it could benefit someone else. Details change too.
      Maybe we should just go ahead and resurrect all the two year old threads then, because, you know, it could benefit someone.

      Of course, the odds of them passing through at that moment before the thread is buried again is pretty small ... but it could happen. In theory, anyway. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    Dont come to Australia? Its not really a happy or affordable place.
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  • Profile picture of the author pressurewashing
    G'day Mate,

    I'm in a very similar boat at the moment myself and have been bouncing back and forth for 2 years.

    My g/f lives in Michigan and I am from Sydney. For the last 2 years I have divided my time between both (not able to stay longer than 3 months in the States at once).

    I have looked into Visas and it is quite difficult unless you have a sponsor or Marry. There is the visa lottery and I should have applied for that already, I missed the boat last year, I'm waiting for them to re-open applications later in the year.

    The other alternative I have been contemplating is to apply for an extended visitor visa. Basically if you can demonstrate that you are able to financially support yourself, you can stay for up to 5 years I believe.

    Only problem is not sure how long it takes and I have been in such a rush to get back over there, once I return to Sydney I haven't gotten around to doing it.

    Let us know how you get on, because this issue is something I need some help with myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    Tristan I'm interested to hear how you managed to move over there and set up your biz. Got any tips?


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  • Profile picture of the author dallas playboy
    I don't see the point in bad-mouthing Australia or America; We've fought side-by-side for
    decades, and share the same values of freedom. Both countries are great!

    I wonder if you are aware of Australian marketing expert Paul Barrs; He and I are good
    friends, and I have learned a great deal from Paul. His market in America is booming, and in Australia as well.

    Perhaps Paul can give you some pointers on marketing successfully, from Australia, so
    you won't have to leave home.

    Americans think highly of Australians, and I know, from personal experience, that
    many Australians have fond memories of America.

    If you still decide to come to America, I think you'll be accepted as "one of us. "
    Good luck, and God Bless both Nations.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
      Originally Posted by dallas playboy View Post

      Australia or America; We've fought side-by-side for
      decades, and share the same values of freedom.
      Umm what planet have you been living on lately? Where is this freedom you speak of?
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  • Profile picture of the author mwoos3
    Hello everyone, I was wondering if you could tell me everything I needed to know about moving to the USA from Australia. The reason I'm wondering is because my son is looking to play high school basketball over there and I need to know what I need to do to make this move possible. (I work any job part time, cafe, fast food, bank teller, etc.) thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Brady Partridge
      Why do so many people in this forum freak out about the reviving of old threads, for goodness sake? So what if the original poster has hit the road or is no longer interested in a response to his or her question. Interesting discussions can still be had regardless. And if interesting discussions can't be had, nonsensical discussions can. They're even better.
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      • Profile picture of the author AshTJ
        Originally Posted by Brady Partridge View Post

        Why do so many people in this forum freak out about the reviving of old threads, for goodness sake? So what if the original poster has hit the road or is no longer interested in a response to his or her question. Interesting discussions can still be had regardless. And if interesting discussions can't be had, nonsensical discussions can. They're even better.
        Agreed. I found the majority of this thread useful and interesting and would like to hear what experiences people are having trying to move to the states in 2014.
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  • For those interested I currently live in the US and have been for the past few years now.

    I ended up getting an E2 Visa. I'd recommend getting an immigration lawyer to help with everything as there is a LOT of paperwork you need to do before you will get approved.

    But that's what I did, hope it helps
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