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Hello if anyone can assist me with my issue I would be very grateful.

I have a friend who works in a Dave and Busters that can employ me to work for him but to do so I would need a work visa.

 

I am from the UK and currently on my 4th trip of an ESTA which will be my last as it expires not long after I am due to return to the UK at the end of this month, what can I do to get myself a work visa and stay in the US without having to return the UK, I have a fiance and am trying to be a step dad to her 7 year old so will do anything to be able to stay.

 

If they is any other ways to stay like marriage or anything please also let me know, I will try anything that could work

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A Dave and Buster job won’t qualify for a work visa and you certainly can’t stay past your poe approved date of return. 

 

Your US? fiancée should file I-129f if she hasn’t already and you get back to UK and wait it out. 


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7 minutes ago, Matthew_Smith said:

Hello if anyone can assist me with my issue I would be very grateful.

I have a friend who works in a Dave and Busters that can employ me to work for him but to do so I would need a work visa.

 

I am from the UK and currently on my 4th trip of an ESTA which will be my last as it expires not long after I am due to return to the UK at the end of this month, what can I do to get myself a work visa and stay in the US without having to return the UK, I have a fiance and am trying to be a step dad to her 7 year old so will do anything to be able to stay.

 

If they is any other ways to stay like marriage or anything please also let me know, I will try anything that could work

If you marry a US citizen, you will be able to file Adjustment of status. That will allow you to stay until they make a decision. You can also apply for a work authorization and travel documents. None of it will be very fast. The work authorization and travel documents will take 6-10 months. The AOS longer. So this job offer is gonna work out.

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I believe work visas are very difficult to get, as they are for positions where the employer could not reasonably hire a U.S. citizen to fill the position. Based on what you stated, you would not qualify. There are plenty of residents and citizens here that can fill positions at places like Dave and Busters. 

 

There are marriage-based visas you could consider (fiance visa or spousal visa) but you would need to return to the UK and follow the correct procedures to be able to return to the U.S. legally and stay.


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8 minutes ago, Matthew_Smith said:

Hello if anyone can assist me with my issue I would be very grateful.

I have a friend who works in a Dave and Busters that can employ me to work for him but to do so I would need a work visa.

 

I am from the UK and currently on my 4th trip of an ESTA which will be my last as it expires not long after I am due to return to the UK at the end of this month, what can I do to get myself a work visa and stay in the US without having to return the UK, I have a fiance and am trying to be a step dad to her 7 year old so will do anything to be able to stay.

 

If they is any other ways to stay like marriage or anything please also let me know, I will try anything that could work

Is the fiancé an American? If so, go the K1 route, obtain the visa, enter the US with that visa, marry and stay. Apply for adjustment of status and wait until you are authorized to work. I'm sure the friend would be glad to employ you then.

 

You may also marry your fiancé right now, then return home, and file for a marriage visa. Wait until the process is complete, and then you'll be work authorized from the get-go.

 

In the above two scenarios, the fiancé must be able to prove that they meet all financial sponsorship requirements.

 

Otherwise, to obtain a work visa is highly unlikely in this scenario. He'd need a lawyer, a lot of money, and to prove that no one else could do the job besides you.


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Marrying and staying is an option. 

Marrying, staying and being able to accept that job offer is not an option. You will not be authorized to work for a while..

 

As tempting as not leaving might be right now, try to also think long-term.. Will you or your partner be able to financially support you during the whole time you are not able to work? On top of that of course the filing fees.. And how comfortable would you be when you are not allowed to work or travel for a while? Family emergencies in the UK etc.?

 

I would suggest getting married, you go back to the UK and your then wife can file your spouse visa petition. In the meantime you will be able to visit her, that is not impossible. 


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4 minutes ago, Daphne K said:

Marrying and staying is an option. 

Marrying, staying and being able to accept that job offer is not an option. You will not be authorized to work for a while..

 

As tempting as not leaving might be right now, try to also think long-term.. Will you or your partner be able to financially support you during the whole time you are not able to work? On top of that of course the filing fees.. And how comfortable would you be when you are not allowed to work or travel for a while? Family emergencies in the UK etc.?

 

I would suggest getting married, you go back to the UK and your then wife can file your spouse visa petition. In the meantime you will be able to visit her, that is not impossible. 

this is the best senerio for your position

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34 minutes ago, Matthew_Smith said:

Hello if anyone can assist me with my issue I would be very grateful.

I have a friend who works in a Dave and Busters that can employ me to work for him but to do so I would need a work visa.

 

I am from the UK and currently on my 4th trip of an ESTA which will be my last as it expires not long after I am due to return to the UK at the end of this month, what can I do to get myself a work visa and stay in the US without having to return the UK, I have a fiance and am trying to be a step dad to her 7 year old so will do anything to be able to stay.

 

If they is any other ways to stay like marriage or anything please also let me know, I will try anything that could work

Since you are in the US, your best way to stay and not leave the US is to marry in the US and file for adjustment of status. No need to leave and file K-1 or CR-1 from UK, unless you want to. You would still have to wait for EAD or GC, whichever comes first, to be able to work. It sounds like your main concern is just being able to stay in the US to stay a father figure to the child, not necessarily working, so my advice would be to just get married.

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As stated above, if you're already in the US, you can marry and adjust status, which would imply, paying the fees for medical examination, vaccinations, I-130 fee, I-485 fee, filing all those forms plus other official documents -birth and marriage certificate- and not being able to work nor travel abroad until you get a working permit/advance parole or conditional green card.

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Get married now and adjust status (assuming she can support you financially for the time being)

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My main aim is to be a father figure to her child yes, we looked at adjustment of status but it has expired and unsure if we should still fill it out or not.

 

My Fiance is disabled and unable to work so she cannot meet any income requirements to sponsor me to come over, money we use is from what ive saved from working multiple jobs in the UK and the okish amount she receives 

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6 minutes ago, Matthew_Smith said:

My main aim is to be a father figure to her child yes, we looked at adjustment of status but it has expired and unsure if we should still fill it out or not.

 

My Fiance is disabled and unable to work so she cannot meet any income requirements to sponsor me to come over, money we use is from what ive saved from working multiple jobs in the UK and the okish amount she receives 

Nothing with AOS is expired. People apply every day just fine.

 

What's the plan for financial sponsorship then?


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1 minute ago, Matthew_Smith said:

My main aim is to be a father figure to her child yes, we looked at adjustment of status but it has expired and unsure if we should still fill it out or not.

 

My Fiance is disabled and unable to work so she cannot meet any income requirements to sponsor me to come over, money we use is from what ive saved from working multiple jobs in the UK and the okish amount she receives 

Not sure what you mean by adjustment of status has expired. Are you referring to the form? If so, the most current I-485 is the 12/13/17 edition, which states it expired on 6/30/19, but it is still the most current and therefore accepted form.

 

Regarding finances, if your future wife does not meet the financial requirements to sponsor you, she will still be your primary sponsor, but you would have to find a joint, or co-sponsor.


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22 minutes ago, Matthew_Smith said:

My main aim is to be a father figure to her child yes, we looked at adjustment of status but it has expired and unsure if we should still fill it out or not.

 

My Fiance is disabled and unable to work so she cannot meet any income requirements to sponsor me to come over, money we use is from what ive saved from working multiple jobs in the UK and the okish amount she receives 

You need to do a lot of studying.......but be aware that even marrying and filing for adjustment of status will have its requirements:

1.  Sufficient financial sponsorship will be needed by your fiance/spouse and a qualified joint sponsor.

2.  You will not be able to work until you receive a valid Employment Authorization Document (maybe 6 months or more after filing the paperwork)

3.  The Adjustment of Status process is expensive.

4.  You will, likely, not be able to legally drive in the US for more than a few months after establishing intent to reside.

 

 

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28 minutes ago, Matthew_Smith said:

My main aim is to be a father figure to her child yes, we looked at adjustment of status but it has expired and unsure if we should still fill it out or not.

 

My Fiance is disabled and unable to work so she cannot meet any income requirements to sponsor me to come over, money we use is from what ive saved from working multiple jobs in the UK and the okish amount she receives 

What has expired?

Also, you'd have to get married before adjusting. You can't "fill it out" as a fiance.

 

You will need a plan B for a joint sponsor if she is to sponsor you. If your savings are (if i've worked it out correctly) around $80k (assuming household only her, her son and you) and you can show you can liquidate and bring that into the US you could use that in lieu of a joint sponsor.

 

Is her moving to the UK an option? With a disability and NHS, that may make sense?

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