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Working Holiday In The USA - Help Me :(

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1. Posted by helerphant (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

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Hey Guys and Girls!

So basically I took a trip to the USA recently to finally meet a girl that I've been waiting to meet for five years. We've known each other since we were 17 and it was one of those things that just had to happen, but enough about that.

I've wanted to live abroad for a long time, and what better excuse now my girlfriend lives in the USA. She's set me up with a nice apartment I can rent with one of the guys I met while I was over there, but the problem is getting a job.

I've been looking at this web company http://www.visafirst.com/. They claim to help you search for a job and find you three offers in the city of your choice. Question is are they reliable?

In order for me to be able to move I need to have a job lined up, to get the visa you need to have a job offer. To get a job offer, they usually want you able to work ASAP.

Wondering if anyone has any experience with getting a US Visa or a company that could help me out? I finished high school in 2005 so I can't get a student VISA and I don't have a college degree, just five years experience as an IT Professional. I'm only planning to be there 12 months then the girl is planning to move here to Australia. The only thing is I need to have a job to send money home to cover my bills (about $50 USD a week)

Thanks :D

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

I haven't ever used them, but I've heard of them and seen them mentioned more than once here on Travellerspoint. They've been around for years, which is usually a sign they are reliable.

I'm not sure if you would be able to get the visa, but Melbourne based IEP also has a program there.

3. Posted by helerphant (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Quoting Sam I Am

I haven't ever used them, but I've heard of them and seen them mentioned more than once here on Travellerspoint. They've been around for years, which is usually a sign they are reliable.

I'm not sure if you would be able to get the visa, but Melbourne based IEP also has a program there.

Thanks for the reply Sam I Am :)

I have taken a look at the IEP once before, and as I haven't been in a course after I finished my traineeship 2 years ago I would not be eligable for the program :(

I just really need to find an alternative, or some kind of recruitment agency that can help me find a job so I can get the H-2B visa I guess. If only my partner could move here (she plans to in 2011) but she still has a year of her studies left and due to family commitments she can't make the move any sooner.

Thanks for the info on VisaFirst, hopefully someone out there who has experienced them can give me an insight to how good they are.

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

I think the main problem is that it is just really difficult to get any kind of temporary working visa for the US :( I'm sure the other visas that are more long term also come with a much higher price tag...

On the plus side, 2011 isn't that far away Perhaps you could just visit her on a tourist visa for a few months in the meantime?

5. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 6y

Marry the girl