Canadian looking to move to the United States


NikkiMac
#1
I am a Canadian citizen and I work for an American company here in Canada. I was wondering how I go by moving to the United States with my husband and child. What documents am I to fill out in order to work in the States and also would my husband be able to work there right away or what does he need to do for that to happen?
 
Andem
#2
No idea how this has anything to do with CanadianContent.net Troubleshooting.
 
theconqueror
#3
First you have to apply for a green-card and reside in the U.S. Which can take 3 years. Then after 7 years of residency you are eligible for citizenship.

You must have a green-card in order to work and live in the U.S. (Unless it's a temporary work visa for 1 year)

Just go to the U.S. Department of Immigration website and fill out the online form. Then you must show up in the U.S. for your appointment and 3 years later your in!

Piece of cake! no sweat really, just have a clean record.
 
MHz
#4
He is having 'trouble' with something. Perhaps a spy even.
 
theconqueror
#5
Btw: It's a catch 22, you have to live in the U.S. to make your appointments but you also need the green-card at the same time in order to stay in the U.S.

Wierd. But thats how it happens.
 
NikkiMac
#6
So how am I to live there and work at the same time? Someone mentioned to me to go for 6 months and come back for a weekend and go for another 6 months. Is that more what you are referring to? Or is that not allowed? Sorry to come off a little difficult for not understanding.
 
theconqueror
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by NikkiMacView Post

So how am I to live there and work at the same time? Someone mentioned to me to go for 6 months and come back for a weekend and go for another 6 months. Is that more what you are referring to? Or is that not allowed? Sorry to come off a little difficult for not understanding.

U.S. Law requires both a Green-Card and/or Citizenship with a Social Security card in order to work in the U.S.

The only way around it is if you did what you said and work under the table but, if they catch your company not reporting your social security card it could jepodize the business.
 
ironsides
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by NikkiMacView Post

So how am I to live there and work at the same time? Someone mentioned to me to go for 6 months and come back for a weekend and go for another 6 months. Is that more what you are referring to? Or is that not allowed? Sorry to come off a little difficult for not understanding.

Have you asked your company for a transfer to their American branch? I know that works sometimes, they would do all the paperwork for you.
 
TenPenny
#9
The best way is to have your employer work the paperwork for you.

What qualifications does your husband have? If he has certain qualifications, he should be able to get the paperwork relatively easily under Nafta.
 
VanIsle
#10
Well - wrong pew or not - My bestfriend (62 yrs) wants to marry an American. He wants to move to Canada. He is about 67 (I think) and he has a little heart trouble. He is concerned that his health will prevent him from moving here. Neither of them has a clue what to do. Anyone know? This is one of those neat - met on line stories and they fell in love and now want to marry. They could both use the happiness. My friend had one bad marriage and has lived alone ever since. She's been alone now for about 30 years. Her new fellow is a divorcee. She just spent a two week vacation with him in the USA and he has been to her place here in BC a few times.
 

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