FullFaith: What are legal ways for family to enter the US and become citizens?
What are some ways for families that do not have ties to US citizens to enter the US legally and obtain Green Card status? For example, is it possible for a family of two parents and one child to enter if one or more parents have work visas? Or do they need something else? Can they eventually stay and obtain Green Cards? I’m interested in legal paths.
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Answer by stuckboy94
yes coming through from europe works by boat as long as u arent sneaking illegally
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Sometimes there are millionairs that sponsor just so the could say they sponsored. I think you have to have a sponsor to obtain a class A visa, and a work visa won’t work for long terms, i think.
My sister in law had a sponsor that she never met. And still hasn’t top this day and she is a current green card holder.Answer by john stud
very simple! millions of immigrants did it this way : Apply to immigrate into the U.S., Do all the paperwork then wait until its your turn, it might take 20 years, but, it will be worth your wait!Answer by Nightrider
Yes, you have to get in line. Wait for a long time. Put in about 5 years of immigrant time in USA and apply for citizenship.
There are other legal ways. There is not enough space here.
Visit INS website to learn more.Answer by Mark B
Yes, a family can enter the country legally if one of the parents has a legal work visa. Once here they can have their employers apply for a green card for them. Another way to legally enter the US is the visa lottery program. Have them go to the embassy in their country and apply for it. Another way is a student visa. If they have good grades in a field that the US needs more people in then they can legally be admitted. It all starts at the US embassy in their country.Answer by claudia
Even if one member of the family has a work visa, he can bring his family. But a work visa does not always lead to a Green Card, it’s getting more and more difficult to obtain a Green Card that started out as a work visa. If the employer is willing to sponsor the person with the work visa though, then as long as you’re being sponsored, you can stay legally and try and obtain the Green Card. but you cannot change jobs.Answer by ChicagoMan
You could apply and wait 10 years and maybe get denied, or just come over and say your visiting and go off the grid. The inefficiency of the US govt almost makes me become illegals.Answer by Suzanna S
first question, ways for them to enter without having ties to other U.S. citizen,
~work visas’s (i think there’s a another name for them). Businesses can sponsor you to stay in the U.S.
honestly that’s the only LEGAL way i know of.
and no, unless you’re a U.S. citizen (or in some cases i’ve heard of, atleast a greencard holder), you can’t immigrate family members. as i stated previously if your work business sponsors you to stay in the U.S. and you get your citizenship, then you may sponsor for you’re family to come. You spouse and your children (if under 18 at time of process) will be able to come at the same time, after going through the process.
All of the information above is based on MY experience, i don’t know HOW precisely it is, but it is what i know.
I hope this helps! =]Answer by CPG
In theory yes.
In the example you have stated: If a family of two parents and one child.
If one of those *parents* is eligible and manages to obtain either a H or J classification visa then it is possible for the spouse and child to have derivative H-4/J-2 visas.
You should note that none of these are immigrant (green card) visas, although in *theory* it would be possible for you to obtain green cards if the principle visa holder’s (H-1/2/J-1) employers sponsor them for one be filing a petition Form I-140.
If you want a more detailed answer then contact me directly.Answer by dguth44
the legal path is not to come here first then try to become legal. go to the embassy/cousulate and begin the process in your country. find a job opening and research through the company what programs they offer to help. microsoft is huge on aiding in ‘sponsoring’ workers. if you cross the border without already being legal (which would no doubt help cut down on human smuggling/coyotes, unnecessary deaths of people walking across a huge desert, suffocating in shipping container from china/asia, etc…) you are breaking the law and this will not help your case for immigrating legally. the u.s. allows for more LEGAL immigrants then any other country in the world, all the countries of the EU combined. the number is over 2,000,000 people a year! something the open border folks dont want to talk about. it may take awhile but you will not risk your life, support the human smuggling market, blur the line for americans who just want to know who is coming into our country after 9/11, risk your well being in the country by having the possibility of someone holding ‘reporting you’ over your head/blackmailing you, etc…….
thank you for trying to do this legally! and i hope you get here, rather then just ignoring our laws. you will be much better off if you do it legally. call the us consulate/embassy or an immigration advocacy group/lawyer to show you how to do it.
good luck.Answer by barbarameuleman
If they have no USA citizen spouse then they have to have a job, which means a work visa or they have to have a sponsor who shows that they can be financially responsible for the people. There is a website about this, so go to the website on immigration for more advice.
We moved from Holland to USA in 2006. My husband is Dutch and had to immigrate. It took a lot of paperwork and some money, but worth it. Because I am on the poverty level, he almost had to have a sponsor, but in the end they used a house I own as part of the financial package allowance to let him in. Weeks later, after being here, he received his green card and social security card (which you can ask for when applying for green card.)
We worked with a wonderful lady in the US embassy in A’dam; you can get lots of information from the embassy in the country you are in.
Don’t give up; the paperwork is so stupid, bad English, and duplications when not needed. We learned to laugh our way through the process, and the nice lady explained to us all of the things that were confusing. Example: send page one. We did. Next set of papers asked for page one and page two. We had already sent page one. A phone call explained that I was not to worry because they already had page one. These types of things can make you feel stupid, or scare you because you want to do it all correctly. Someone will help you, just be nice,and do all that you are told. Be patient. Losing your temper or getting fed up with the whole thing, or complaining about the costs, etc. just doesn’t help at all. And the final thing is a medical exam. No one can come in if they have Aids or a horrible disease. They check for TB, etc. and they have their own doctor who does this (you pay). Sadly, my husband’s showed that he has a previously not known aorta anuerysm. It isn’t growing fast so they let him come, anyway.Answer by LeighAnn D
Get a visaAnswer by DAR
go to uscis.gov for the options. Also, if your country is in the diversity lottery, that is good for the parents and minor children, if you win, and gives a green card. You don’t pay to apply, only if you win. The process is explained and you can get forms at the US State Department web page. Only apply through there, though, because there are a lot of scams on this one. Applications are being accepted until Dec 2.Answer by bj_osterhout
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