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Green Card USA

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by Darthteacher, May 8, 2018.

  1. Darthteacher

    Darthteacher New commenter

    Is there any UK teachers that have sought out a Greencard in the USA? I have been teaching in the USA for a LONG time and have run out of work visas, now I'm applying for a Green Card and it's freaking me out.......I had a meltdown today over the amount of things I needed to do. I just can't grasp the amount of things I need to do. I just need someone to talk my anxiety down.
  2. gulfgolf

    gulfgolf Established commenter

    Get yourself a good immigration lawyer and then tackle one step. Then the next.
    You can do it!
  3. Darthteacher

    Darthteacher New commenter

    Thanks Gulf Golf - it's a crazy process
  4. jeagles23

    jeagles23 New commenter

    Hi there,

    I wondered if you could help me! I am training as a special education teacher in the UK. It had always been a goal of mine to come out and work within the USA, from a work visa point of view, is there any chance you can give me some pointers at all?? I am going to try and target the chartered/ independent schools, as these seem to be the most prevalent for special ed. The place I would like to go to is the state of Massachusettss.

    I'd be so grateful if you could provide me with some information about your experience, the more I read the more I fear it's not achievable?!

    Kind regards,
    Jess E
  5. gulfgolf

    gulfgolf Established commenter

    It’s very hard and not for the faint of heart. Also, MA is tiny. Any specific reason for such a limited preference?
    Visit some states’ DoE websites and see what specifics you can find about your situation.
  6. miketribe

    miketribe Established commenter

    Hmmmm. I applied for a green card fifteen years ago sponsored by my father who was a naturalised US citizen. I got a letter from the National Visa Centre last month telling me to make an appointment at the US Embassy for an interview... I don't think I'll bother...
  7. jeagles23

    jeagles23 New commenter

    Because, it is the place I am most familiar with I had very close family friends their and I love it there, and second to that my partner is in recruitment and his office transfers to Boston
  8. VS400

    VS400 New commenter

    My parents are in the middle of a green card application. He is on the ‘Steven Hawking/Justin Bieber’ visa if you can believe. They have an immigration lawyer and it’s been almost 1 year and counting since their application. It seems immigration applications have slowed right down because of new policies. So it’s a tough road. Helps to have a good lawyer. Also in their case they aren’t allowed to leave the country without special parole. My mum missed the birth of her grandchild because of it. Good luck!

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