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doing 3000 miles a week now, looks like i could be staying over the road and just pulled onto harvest when needed, states visited so far are ND, SD, MN, MT, MO, IA, OK, KS, TX, work all year round not just the summer, and for upto 3 years, then have to get an all new visa, that means going back to uk for 3 months to apply and sort.

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and here is me hanging out of it.

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then have to get an all new visa, that means going back to uk for 3 months to apply and sort.
Great pics!

Are you going to have the permanent resident petition in when you reapply for your H2bs 3 years down the road? That would worry me!

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Great pics!

Are you going to have the permanent resident petition in when you reapply for your H2bs 3 years down the road? That would worry me!
so far people have just been renewing, some guys been out here years

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Did you have to get the H2BS done out of the country or was it a case of show up, meet the employers, then leave the country while the paperwork was done?

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i'm on H2A visa, i'm told as long as i only haul farm related products, ie crop and live stock food i am legal under h2a because it is a temp farming visa, i am over the road but on call to harvest when needed and moving farm stuff around the country, i can haul 10% other cargo, lets hope i'm not being feed a bunch of lies, 4 of us left on the road at the moment, everyone else gone on harvest, but lets face it, open road or stuck in one area, i'll take the open road thanks

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so is my only option to marry an American woman. there must be another way!!!
Hi I`m J. I`m from the UK too but I have a gf in the USA. I could marry her earlier, but don`t wan`t to get married just for the sake of immigration. I guess anyway, that this is outdated,bc to many people abused it in the past,same as in the UK. I guess it is a realistic option to work or try to find work for a Canadian Company, who is running to the USA. I`m in the same situation you are,but I think this might be an idea. How are you getting on since your last post?

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doing 3000 miles a week now, looks like i could be staying over the road and just pulled onto harvest when needed, states visited so far are ND, SD, MN, MT, MO, IA, OK, KS, TX, work all year round not just the summer, and for upto 3 years, then have to get an all new visa, that means going back to uk for 3 months to apply and sort.
Hello,
I know this thread is from a while ago but I was wondering if you are still out in America driving trucks? I'm currently looking into getting the UK license and hope to find work in America and move one day. I've done a couple of road trips too and love it, so to get trucking work out there would be amazing. If you are able to get in touch, I'd love to pick your brain a bit more about the visa and social security process and companies that employ non-citizens.
Hope you are still out on the road!
Lucy

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I have been searching the forum and can see my options are very limited to non existant, with the economy like it is, a sponsor is not going to happen, or very unlikely, but i'm looking at doing it in stages to help me move in time, first off, visit on a 90 day visa, and while in America get a driver licence, and maybe a cdl, paid for by myself, or option 2, get some work on a harvest crew if i'm luck that will get me experience as well as a cdl, and a tempory work visa and see how it goes, maybe do a couple of seasons or so, coming back to the UK between seasons, option 3 would mean getting a cdl some how, must be some options out there, and buy a semi truck and become an O/O, would becoming an O/O entitle me to an investor type of visa as i would have started my own business.

would i be able to get a cdl as a non resident, i have 20 years truck driving experience in the UK so the test shouldn't be a problem if the American system lets me.

i have access to an address in illinois where i have previously had a conversion van regestered and insured by me

if all else fails, find a bride and marry, but would like to do it myself, as being an over the road trucker is not good for marrages.

any other options advice would be good, because one way or another i am coming to america!!!!!
Driving a truck may not be the best for marriage but I still see lots of jobs for truck drivers, good luck !!

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hi bj 928 are you still in the states and if so how are you finding it trucking over there instead of here, what problems have you encountered? i would love to do the same as you but cant find much info online . stuart

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in the uk for about another week waiting for new visa, then head back out there to do my 3rd year, been great, wish i'd found this job 10 years ago, i've been doing about 13000 miles (21000 km) a month, better everything than the uk for truck drivers, and no crappy 56mph limit, my truck sits at 70mph all day long on the empty roads.

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