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Hi all,

I currently live in Australia and my partner has been offered a transfer with his company to work in the US and we are exploring options for me to go with him.

I hold a university degree and have worked public relations for two years. For the last 18 months I have worked in the Sydney office of a US multinational PR Agency, that has a number of offices across the US.

I am seeking advice on the best course of action to try and secure a Green Card to live and work in the US, as well as an honest assessment of how likely it is that I will be succesful in my attempt.

If anyone has any advice to offer or experience to share it would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Sam
 

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Is your partner is of the opposite sex?
Do you live with your partner?
Are you an Australian citizen?
 

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Is your partner is of the opposite sex?
Do you live with your partner?
Are you an Australian citizen?
Yes my partner is of the opposite sex, but we don't currently live together.

And I am an Australian citizen.

Thanks!
 

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Yes my partner is of the opposite sex, but we don't currently live together.

And I am an Australian citizen.

Thanks!
Well the obvious answer is to marry your partner. Provided your partner is on a suitable visa (L1, E3 or E2), then you too will have be able to live here and receive permission to work.

If you want the difficult route, you have to find a job WITH a visa sponsoring employer AND in the same area -- easier said than done! As an Australian citizen with a degree, you have access to the E3 visa -- so it's less of a problem than those who only have to access the visas that are both limited and supply and tend to have too many applicants.

The easiest place to ask would be with the company you already work for. If they say no, then it's a matter of searching for a job and getting an offer. This is a lot easier when you're already living here and already have permission to work BTW.
 
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