a lot of people i know have travelled and worked as they go and i really want to do the same but in the us, but ive tried to do some research and apparently most countries have travellers visas which allow you to go and work for up to a year but the us doesn't. Just wondering if anyone has managed to find a way to work there. ps sorry about the lack of capitals and disjointed sentences im using my mobile
is it impossible to move to new york and do bar work for a year? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 13-12-2010 13:37
- 13-12-2010 13:40
You can apply for the green card lottery, but you will lose. Or you could try finding work as an illegal immigrant. Or you could marry an American.
- 13-12-2010 19:02
Apparently the guy who played Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break used to live in Australia but won the green card lottery. So you never know
- 18-12-2010 00:13
This is an interesting topic. How DO people who are not American go and live and work in America LEGALLY? I truly think they do it in the same way Americans do it to go to other countries such as Japan which do not issue, for example, Working Holiday Visas to Americans:
a) show up on a tourist visa or equivalent and look for employment in a place that will sponsor them a work permit/visa;
b) get hired from their own country by a company that will sponsor a work permit/visa before they even get there;
c) go there on a different type of visa that entitles you to a certain number of hours of work (typically part-time) such as a student visa, although then you actually have to attend school of some kind FULL TIME.........;
d) work illegally (lol deportation!).
You may have done it already but just go on the visa/consulate section of the American Embassy in UK website, or whatever the relevant government body is called. It will hold all the details of all the types of VISA they can offer to UK nationals, INCLUDING details of those that permit you to work.Last edited by sideways_gun; 18-12-2010 at 00:14.
- 22-12-2010 12:47
Britain is not eligible for the green card lottery (unless you are from NI) so that is not an option.