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thinking of moving to NYC - contacts?

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by BenJonesDesign, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. BenJonesDesign

    BenJonesDesign Active Member

    Hi everyone,

    My partner and I are thinking about moving to NYC and I'm thinking we are going to need all the help we can get. Has anyone got any contacts over there both in terms of advice for getting over there as well as contacts who might be able to help us out with jobs. Not something we will be doing any time soon but just need to do as much research as possible.
     
  2. mysterion

    mysterion Junior Member

    unless you have an american parent or your partner does, its pretty tricky to get over there on a work visa unless you're in a specialised profession..sponsorship is the only option really
     
  3. BenJonesDesign

    BenJonesDesign Active Member

    ye looks like for now it's going to be a short term move, more for the experience. looks like if you want to stay any more than 6 months it's exactly how you say.
     
  4. WEBIAN

    WEBIAN Senior Member

    Oh... just go. Do like I did when came here in Rome from London. Dived into it. Got the job. It works!

    Also if you take into consideration that Rome isn't really a place to do business...

    You'll see how many new friends you have once you get there. I didn't know anyone; not even one person.
     
  5. mysterion

    mysterion Junior Member

    good idea- i thought it was only 3 months you could stay on a visitors visa though?
     
  6. WEBIAN

    WEBIAN Senior Member

    I'm not sure how it works in the US. I imagine that each case is dealt with individually. Within Europe it's different; you don't need permission.
     
  7. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    There are lots of internship programs whether thats an option for you is another thing.
     
  8. BenJonesDesign

    BenJonesDesign Active Member

    well as long as it's a paid internship that would be fine, the idea really is to try and get work out there but still have a good amount of saving to cover us in case anything goes wrong job wise. The final aim is to see if we can a job where they sponsor us further than the allowed 6 months so we can get the proper Visa
     
  9. tim

    tim Senior Member

    whilst this is mainly true, 4 (yes, 4. lucky b*stards) of my friends over the past 2 years from my old work place moved, jobless, over to the US.

    2 were graphic designers, 1 photographer, 1 video editors.
     
  10. BenJonesDesign

    BenJonesDesign Active Member

    really? do you know what they did? I've heard of Pulaski's Ways, apparently it's as good as being an illegal immigrant but I think I'd rather not with USA being pretty damn strict on that sorta thing, I quite like the US and would like to go on holiday there rather than being banned for entering it ever again :S
     
  11. tim

    tim Senior Member

    oh wow i didn't reply...

    yeah probably not a great idea to be illegal aliens (i like that phrase, not sure why they use it though)


    i have no idea how they did it. they told me they applied for a visa and waiting about a year for the reply. when they got it they had their financials ready and were all cool to do the rest of the immigrationy stuff, but i didn't ask at the time what that was.

    i assume that was the exam/test you have to do? to prove you're interested in the country and/or you have background knowledge? no idea.


    let us know anyway!
     
  12. tim

    tim Senior Member

    difficult thing about getting a company to sponsor your move to america, they have to prove to the government that they tried to hire a US citizen before they interviewed you.

    if they can prove that no-one cut the bill at all, you're fine, but if they genuinely find no alternative and the company's happy to sponsor, you could be in luck.
     

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