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Advice on visiting and staying - Please help

Travel Forums North America Advice on visiting and staying - Please help

1. Posted by deadmanmoz (Full Member 92 posts) 7y

Hi everyone,

I've been toying with an idea for a few weeks now and hoped some of you could offer advice, assistance, opinions, anything really that might help me.

I want out of England, out of my life for a bit.

I love America and have always wanted to live there but for all my trying it's damn near impossible (but thats a different rant).

My idea was to come over and stay somewhere i like, Chicago, NY, Boston, San Fran.
Whilst there try and find work, bar work or restuarant i assume is the best bet for someone without a work visa?
Try and find some temp accomodation.
Work for 90 days (The max time allowed on the visa waiver scheme).
Worst Case Scenerio: I come home after 90 days but with the experience of working and living in a different city/country and some valuable life experience.
Best Case Scenerio: Whilst in America i manage to find a full time job that will sponsor me to stay (that or a wife ;).

Idea's, thoughts?

Cheers all

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

Quoting deadmanmoz

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Worst Case Scenerio: I come home after 90 days but with the experience of working and living in a different city/country and some valuable life experience.
Best Case Scenerio: Whilst in America i manage to find a full time job that will sponsor me to stay (that or a wife ;).

Idea's, thoughts?

Cheers all

Another scenario would be you running into the group in every big city that for a price will get you any kind of identification papers you want,Passports,Visas,green cards,citizenship cards,birth certificates.You could literally become a whole new person.

3. Posted by bgl (Full Member 167 posts) 7y

Another worst case scenario: U.S. Immigration finds out and you're banned from entering the USA. For a LONG time. Not unheard of.

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Bring money. All the cities you listed are quite expensive compared to many other US cities. Because of the economic downturn, plenty of citizens are trying to find work. Any work. Then there are the huge numbers of illegals here looking for work. Right now we have too many workers chasing too few jobs. Your chances of finding employment are not good. Bring enough money for your 6 month stay is my best advice.

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

If you are coming here to work dont say anything to the customs officials about your intentions to work unless you have a work visa ,as they get real funny about that topic and can refuse you entry if they think you are going to work illegally/.