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Hi all,

My best friend is Canadian but has been travelling the world for quite some time. We were living together in London and now I am back in San Diego, US and she would like to move here with me as her British visa is due to expire in December.

How is this best possible and does anyone know any good immigration lawyers in San Diego? She works in real estate and not sure if this would qualify for a work visa.

Thanks for any help!
 

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To qualify for a "work visa" she would have to find a job with an employer who is able to sponsor her for a visa. But the usual route is to first find the job and then have the employer handle the visa that allows her to work.

You could potentially sponsor her yourself if you were to get married. But a spouse visa can take several months to arrange and you would have to be able to support her and provide housing per the rules.

An immigration lawyer is basically a waste of money unless there is something she would need to overcome in order to qualify for a visa. It should normally be possible to do the application process without having to pay a lawyer.
Cheers,
Bev
 

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To qualify for a "work visa" she would have to find a job with an employer who is able to sponsor her for a visa. But the usual route is to first find the job and then have the employer handle the visa that allows her to work.

You could potentially sponsor her yourself if you were to get married. But a spouse visa can take several months to arrange and you would have to be able to support her and provide housing per the rules.
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An immigration lawyer is basically a waste of money unless there is something she would need to overcome in order to qualify for a visa. It should normally be possible to do the application process without having to pay a lawyer.
Cheers,
Bev
Spousal visa requires Affidavit of Support not being able to support. It requires providing of housing?

Uscis.gov an travel.state.gov go into details of all visa options including special ones for Canadian citizens. I do not recall real estate agent being on the NAFTA list. One option for Canadians is 6 months but no employment or working as in remote.
 
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