Jump to content
mrsfreezin

Beginner Questions

4 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone, my husband and I have been sitting on the idea of moving our family from Canada since my sister married an American a few years ago and went thru the process herself. Recently we've really been wanting to - but I don't know if we even could. We don't seem to fit any of the visa types. We're not even eligible for the lottery because we're Canadian. Wondering if I give some detail if anyone could point me in the right direction:

 

-Husband: self-employed small contractor business

-Wife: homemaker with 2 year diploma

-2 children aged 2 and 3 months

-My sister is a permanent resident

 

Are we just outta luck? Are there just some scenarios that won't work? 

 

Thanks in advance for any help (and grace - I have no idea what I'm doing if it isn't obvious!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
Timeline

Unless you have a significant amount of money to invest in a business you would be looking at your sister sponsoring you when she becomes a citizen but that would be 20 years away.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
Timeline
2 hours ago, mrsfreezin said:

Hi everyone, my husband and I have been sitting on the idea of moving our family from Canada since my sister married an American a few years ago and went thru the process herself. Recently we've really been wanting to - but I don't know if we even could. We don't seem to fit any of the visa types. We're not even eligible for the lottery because we're Canadian. Wondering if I give some detail if anyone could point me in the right direction:

 

-Husband: self-employed small contractor business

-Wife: homemaker with 2 year diploma

-2 children aged 2 and 3 months

-My sister is a permanent resident

 

Are we just outta luck? Are there just some scenarios that won't work? 

 

Thanks in advance for any help (and grace - I have no idea what I'm doing if it isn't obvious!)

 do either of you have a professional degree ? you might qualify under TN  if you find a job in the US that qualifies under NAFTA and an employer is willing to hire you. If not  you need a lot of money that you can invest or run a business in US 

 

https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/temporary-workers/tn-nafta-professionals

 

 


31-Jan-2020 : I-485 Filed

17-Feb-2020: I-765/I-131 Filed

24-May-2020: I-765/I-131 approved

31-May-2020: EAD/AP Combo Card received

05-Oct-2020: Biometrics Scheduled

20-Oct-2020: Biometrics Complete

30-Nov-2020: EAD/AP Renewal Filed

04-Dec-2020: AOS Case Was Transferred And A New Office Has Jurisdiction 😂😂 - Transfer from CSC to Nebraska Service Center  

13-Jan-2021: EAD/AP USCIS processed renewal

25-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal TExt message for case received

30-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal Receipts received

15-Mar-2021: AOS Approved - Card Production Sent

20-Mar-2021: Card Received in Mailbox

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Country: Vietnam (no flag)
Timeline

Unfortunately, you do not have an immediate path to immigrate to the US.  If your sister becomes a US citizen, she could petition you and it would take about 15 years to get immigrant visas.

 

A contractor will not qualify for a work visa.  Work visa are for temporary stays in the US for a few years and not permanent stays in the US.  

 

Sorry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...