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Hello there! I just recently joined this community in order to receive some help / answer some questions I have. 

 

I am currently in school in Canada for personal support worker, my partner lives in America I am wondering if I could just get a work visa to move to where they live or do we need to get married? And does anyone know start costs of all this ?

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* Moved from Moving to the US & Your New Life in America forum to What Visa Do I Need forum *

 

A work visa would be something you obtain via a employer's sponsorship. If eligible, look into the the TN visa (you didn't note your profession or nationality, only residency). After that, you're in the same boat as virtually the rest of the world with regards to a work visa - they are not easy to obtain. Note that a TN visa is a non-immigrant visa and requires intent to return home once complete. If your goal is to move to the US long-term, this is not the route to go - you would be looking at family-based immiration options.

 

If you intend to live in the US long term and your partner is a US citizen, the immediate options available are a K-1 visa (for a fiance) or CR-1 visa (for a spouse).

If they are a green card holder instead, the only option is as a spouse (F2A preference).

 

Review the "Guides" link at the top of any page.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Bruceleigh9413 said:

Hi sorry, my career is being a personal support worker, I am Canadian 

Gotcha. I'm not familiar with the field so I won't speak to if it falls under TN visa eligibility or not. A Google search should give you a good idea if it's on the map as an option or not (or if somebody else chimes in here).

 

As noted, if the plan is to marry and live in the US, the K-1 or CR-1 visas would be the obvious choices.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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