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  1. Many already gave you good advice, but as someone who was once in your shoes, I will leave my 2 cents here. 1 – Forget about immigrating right now as this is a very long process. I know how it feels, but if you want to do things right, work on reasons to be appealing to foreign employers before thinking about visas. 2 – Work on your Kung Fu. Meaning, go chase your degree no matter what. It is feasible (or at least was) to work and study in Brazil simultaneously. Also study on your own and start working on your reel right now. In this field, many employers ask for your reel before they look at your resume. And yes, I know you said you are unemployed, but even if it’s not on your field, don’t scoff at opportunities that have nothing to do with what you want to do as long as it helps you pay for the degree you want. 3 – Don’t focus so specifically in the US. Many Brazilians are entitled to EU passports and either don’t know about it or do not consider Europe as a viable option. Not only there are many big name studios either based or with offices in Europe, but you may find that the US is very different from what Hollywood shows. In sum, take a deep breath and relax. Immigrating is a long-term project and the quicker you accept it might take a long time, the quicker you will start building a solid foundation to do it right. Good luck!
  2. This was nearly 15 years ago but I was in a similar situation. The differences were that I did have family ties in the US, I was not going to school, I was living in England but had no love interest in the US. The IO asked me a couple of questions in Portuguese apparently in order to confirm I was indeed Brazilian and one satisfied, he approved me on the spot. I am not sure how things changed since, and the fact that you have a bf in the US may trigger some extra scrutiny, but I suspect you have good chances. Boa sorte!
  3. Not only 32. To anyone bumping into this topic, I had my interview at 42, never set foot in the US before I was 30 and I was still asked for it. Luckily my paranoia led me to request the letter before the interview and I was able to produce it when asked. If you are a male, save yourself some trouble and get it. It takes just a few minutes to request it, it is free and it might just make your journey just a bit smoother with interviewers and supervisors not up to date with regulation changes.
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