How to Move to America after Brexit
You will pleased to know that moving to America after Brexit is exactly the same as it was before. But Advance Moves relocations have put together a quick guide to give you the essentials on How to Move to America after Brexit.
Obviously at the moment we have Corona Virus Covid 19 travel restrictions in place but once these are lifted then things should return to normal.
Getting a Visa for your move to America
To get into the USA you will need a visa. The Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver program is not currently in operation due to the imposition of new covid 19 travel restrictions on those travelling from the UK. Once lifted this should be back online. You can Apply for a visa using the USA visa portal See apply for a visa to enter the USA.
Global Entry scheme for entry to America
The US Customs and Border Protection program Global Entry gets pre-approved travelers through border control faster at some US airports. If you’re a British citizen you can now register to get a UK background check on GOV.UK. If you pass the background checks, you’ll be invited to apply for Global Entry. this will make your travel to the USA easier.
If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements for the USA, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate to check on requirements specific to yourself.
Working in the USA
You are only allowed to work in the US if you hold one of the following:
- employment-based immigrant visa
- temporary employment visa
- green card (permanent resident card)
- work permit (employment authorization document)
US employers may not recognize your UK qualifications. There are some US companies that can work out the US equivalence of your UK qualifications. You should contact individual state education authorities for further information if required.
Some jobs may require a criminal records check (known as a DBS check in the UK).
Moving to America – Green Card
If you wish to Move to America permanently then you will need to apply for a Green Card.
The steps you must take to apply for a Green Card will vary depending on your individual situation. However, here is the general application process that most applicants will go through:
- Someone usually must file an immigrant petition for you (often referred to as sponsoring or petitioning for you). In some cases, you may be eligible to file for yourself.
- After USCIS approves the immigrant petition, and there is a visa available in your category, you file either a Green Card application with USCIS or a visa application with the U.S. Department of State.
- You go to a biometrics appointment to provide fingerprints, photos, and a signature.
- You go to an interview.
- You receive a decision on your application.
Green Card Eligibility Categories
In order to apply for a Green Card, you must be eligible under one of the categories listed below.
Green Card through Family
Green Card through Employment
Green Card as a Special Immigrant
Green Card through Refugee or Asylee Status
Green Card for Human Trafficking and Crime Victims
Green Card for Victims of Abuse
Green Card through Other Categories
Green Card through Registry
Moving to America after Brexit
Once you have sorted out your Visa or Green card status, then it’s time to turn your attention to actually moving to America. This is where Advance Moves International Removals can help. They have two further information pages on all aspects of How to Move to America After Brexit as well as a unique instant online quick quote system that gives you quotation for your moving costs to America.
Online removals quotations
Just enter some minimal data about your removal requirements and 30 seconds later you will have an instant online quick quote emailed to you so you can start budgeting and planning for your move to America.
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