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FretDancer69
post Jan 17 2008, 12:04 AM
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Hey guys, i might be possibly going to a Live Audition to Berklee this April, and if I get accepted ill be 4 years there, but what happens after? i was talking with a teacher and she said i couldnt stay living in the US unless i get married. Is there any other way that i can stay living on the US legally?

im from honduras btw

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post Jan 17 2008, 01:42 AM
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You must get a green card somehow. I think the only way is to get married or something, maybe join the army..


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post Jan 17 2008, 02:00 AM
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Not the army dry.gif But get married,why not biggrin.gif


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post Jan 17 2008, 02:03 AM
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yeah i was thinking of getting married, i just hope i find the correct person during my stay there, if i get to go obviously. But i aint joining the army, hell no. unsure.gif


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post Jan 17 2008, 03:06 AM
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QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Jan 16 2008, 07:03 PM) *
yeah i was thinking of getting married, i just hope i find the correct person during my stay there, if i get to go obviously. But i aint joining the army, hell no. unsure.gif




You can become a citizen of the U.S without getting married to a U.S. citizen. It is hard I imagine and takes a while as it seems many people want to come here and stay. But if done legally you are more than welcome. You can read how here and many other places on the net. Good luck to you.


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post Jan 17 2008, 03:08 AM
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Hey, when you get your greencard you can come stay at my house if you need a place. tongue.gif

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post Jan 17 2008, 03:20 AM
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QUOTE (kahall @ Jan 16 2008, 08:06 PM) *
You can become a citizen of the U.S without getting married to a U.S. citizen. It is hard I imagine and takes a while as it seems many people want to come here and stay. But if done legally you are more than welcome. You can read how here and many other places on the net. Good luck to you.


thanks man, im browsing through the site already but i really dont know where to find the info. i need, i mean, the proccess that i need to go through, theres greencard, citicenship... alot of stuff lol... unsure.gif


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Well, If you do go, tell us about it!

I'm interested as what its like! See if its mabye worth going to audition.


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Just come to Southern Cali you can get fake IDs, Social Security, Drivers License, you name it. Just go to San Diego, its all there because its close to the boarder. laugh.gif


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I got a green card by marrying a US citizen - that is the easiest way. It fast tracks actually getting the card in the first place (you get it immediately), and reduces the residency period before you can apply to become a citizen (3 years instead of 5 or more).

If you have a college level education or above (Berkley would count I should think) you can get a work Visa if you are sponsored by a US company, although this usually happens in the hi tech industry where specific skills are in short supply and the company has to be able to prove that they couldn't get a US guy to do the same job. Some types of work Visa let you get a green card after a period of time.

Fiunally, there is the green card lottery - every year, to citizens of certain countries only, the USA gives away green cards - you enter your name in a draw. I don't know if Honduras is on the list or not - I know the UK isn't.


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I took a pay cut in exchange rate terms to move to the USA, but the reality is that I am far better off here because the cost of living is less, and taxes are also lower - the headline figures don't tell the whole story.


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jan 17 2008, 07:09 AM) *
I took a pay cut in exchange rate terms to move to the USA, but the reality is that I am far better off here because the cost of living is less, and taxes are also lower - the headline figures don't tell the whole story.


Yeah, a family friend from Scotland stayed at my house for a week. He told us that if we think that the price of gas is bad here, we should really see it over in the UK. I don't remember a specific figure, but I know that it REALLY was ridiculous.


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post Jan 17 2008, 09:32 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jan 17 2008, 06:44 AM) *
I got a green card by marrying a US citizen - that is the easiest way. It fast tracks actually getting the card in the first place (you get it immediately), and reduces the residency period before you can apply to become a citizen (3 years instead of 5 or more).

If you have a college level education or above (Berkley would count I should think) you can get a work Visa if you are sponsored by a US company, although this usually happens in the hi tech industry where specific skills are in short supply and the company has to be able to prove that they couldn't get a US guy to do the same job. Some types of work Visa let you get a green card after a period of time.

Fiunally, there is the green card lottery - every year, to citizens of certain countries only, the USA gives away green cards - you enter your name in a draw. I don't know if Honduras is on the list or not - I know the UK isn't.


Thanks Andrew, i guess marrying a US citizen is the best option tongue.gif, ill work on that as soon as i get there if i get to go that is biggrin.gif tongue.gif.

If i get to do that, all i would need to do then is work on a music career!!! ohmy.gif ohmy.gif


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QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Jan 17 2008, 12:32 PM) *
Thanks Andrew, i guess marrying a US citizen is the best option tongue.gif, ill work on that as soon as i get there if i get to go that is biggrin.gif tongue.gif.

If i get to do that, all i would need to do then is work on a music career!!! ohmy.gif ohmy.gif


Seems a bit pre-emptive huh.gif

But yknow, just fling yourself in there and get married if you want mate laugh.gif


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post Jan 18 2008, 12:24 AM
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QUOTE (Owen @ Jan 17 2008, 03:59 PM) *
Seems a bit pre-emptive huh.gif

But yknow, just fling yourself in there and get married if you want mate laugh.gif


what does that mean? about the ASAP thing i was jk lol, but i think marriage is my only option ... unsure.gif

well, i cant make a living out of music in this country, its just not possible. So i gotta do it somewhere else.

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