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1. Posted by brady5885 (Budding Member 59 posts) 7y

Rite we'll due to circumstances not able to go travelling now until march '10 .... been thinking recently to change my destination from oz to the us (florida or miami) looking to do travelling for as long as possible then if i like it settle down and maybe rent somewhere permanantly and get a perm job :-( haha.... just wondering how easy it is to get a residency visa for the usa while u are there on a tourist visa

Also ur thoughts on doin the US over Aus ..... dont want to do both tho ... one or the other due to saving as much money as possible

2. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 7y

Nice as Australia can be there's Probably more to do in the USA,Settling down to stay permanently would require going through the immigration process which may or may not be a problem as it will depend on what category you fit into in the immigration process. As for getting that perminant residency status while you are in the USA? I think you can only apply from your current country of residence and expect the process to take close to 2 years of back and forth paper work at least thats what it took me doing it from Canada and thats with Mom and Dad being permanent residents of the USA,it may not be an easy venture but get on some immigration forums and you will get a lot of info that may cut some corners. If you are wondering why i'm back in Canada after going through all the trouble of immigrating to the states,the job i immigrated for didnt pan out and i got another job offer that i just couldnt refuse back in Canada,just retired after 35yrs at that job, going to see Mom and Dad in Florida for Christmas.

PS sorry if i'm mixing up immigration with emmigration

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Oct-2009, at 02:12 by jambo101 ]

3. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 7y

Miami is 40,000 different kinds of a dump, a brobdingnagian shithole if ever there was one.

So many safer more interesting places to go in either country.

4. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

A rather harsh opinion of Miami I thought. It made me laugh though.
Somewhere in there is a bit of truth. Miami is an extremely dangerous city after dark. It's not so safe during sun-up either. However so are many USA locations, as are cities in other countries too. Just about covered my back with that one I hope.
I have been to Miami for work (and a bit of play) and it really doesn't grab me, nor did it really appeal to my work colleagues either. There are some very nice parts of Florida though and the surrounding states.
Once we'd finished working and there was time, we went to a few nearby states. Alabama and Mississippi are very nice and in the summer very hot too. It's strange when you visit these two states and you've done NY as well, to imagine they are both in the same country. So incredibly different both scenic and culture.. entirely.
I know nothing about residency work permits or visas etc. But there are plenty of people here that do.
Hope it works out for you. The USA is a great place and there's something different happening everywhere, every day.