Hey guys, I wasn't so sure where to place this thread since I'm looking for some serious advice and Gen-chat is full of pisstakers.
So I need some advice about possibly (in the future) immigrating to America permanently and because there are American users on GTAF thought I could kindly ask here for a little more detailed information.
I'm a UK Citizen looking to immigrate to America (Yes another one), not now, possibly in the future when I'm older.
I've been on multiple websites, not knowing if they're real or not, to see about obtaining a Green Card and to see about the different visas available.
Now, I know that in order to even be eligible to a Green Card there are certain requirements needed to be met.
But (and here's the problem) I have no-one who can sponsor me, no American relatives or spouses, no offer of employment and I certainly do not have the money to invest in a business.
I also understand it could take a seriously long time (Years) in order for my Green Card application to be processed.
Is there absolutely in no way, shape or form that unless I am related to an American citizen or have an offer of employment that I can apply for a GC?
It seems that everyone else but me gets on smoothly when immigrating to another country,
I have relatives in Canada, which is so annoying since America is right next to her and they got on fine with immigrating there, although I don't know what steps are needed to immigrate to Canada, I also have relatives in Portugal.
Surely there's been UK citizens like me who have made the switch without having American relatives, an offer of employment or not had the money to invest in a business over the pond?
Any help from people who've been in this situation themselves or American citizens who know how this stuff works please feel free to chip in, I could really do with a bit of insight into this situation.
Please, no stupid/silly replies.