Quoting YOWza (Reply 1): I'm Canadian so getting in and out of the US is relatively painless.
unfortunately not the same can be said here, altough I been there many times and never had any problems, I know some people that had problems getting a US Visa, and that can be a pain in the ass. Not for me, my last one is 10 years. YAERESSSSSSSS
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VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4654 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3045 times:
I would gladly accept it if it meant I could keep my Canadian citizenship as well. I'd really like to be able to live and work in the US hassle free, I'm bloody sick to the death of this shitty climate in Canada. Canadians please spare me the "but that's what being Canadian is all about, hardyness and toughness to live in a cold climate blah blah". If being a proud Canadian means being miserable for 8 months out of the year then no thanks. I'll live elsewhere for the winter.
AirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2948 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2965 times:
yes, I would accept a green card, but I don't think that I would ever use it unless I found a nice girl over in the States that I would want to live together with. I actually already know one, but I don't know how far we'll get yet
Arrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2951 times:
A lot of these posts give the impression you can pick up a green card in a box of cereal. I don't know how the rules work now (I had a green card 30 years ago, surrendered it when I left) but I doubt that it's easy getting a green card, simply because it allows you to live and work legally in the U.S. for an indefinite period, and ultimately apply for citizenship.
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Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2930 times:
Quoting Windshear (Reply 17): Why is it so alright and broadly accepted here in Europe, to bash everything American?
Add a good portion of Canada to that list.
Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 13):
That may be true, but there's a lot more that goes with living in the US than lower taxes and warmer weather.
This is true. I should have been more clear, for the field that I want to get into, working in America is more profitable than working in Canada as well. That's my main reason for saying that I'll accept the Green Card, the weather and taxes are just bonuses.
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12323 posts, RR: 32
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2886 times:
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Quoting Arrow (Reply 16): A lot of these posts give the impression you can pick up a green card in a box of cereal. I don't know how the rules work now (I had a green card 30 years ago, surrendered it when I left) but I doubt that it's easy getting a green card, simply because it allows you to live and work legally in the U.S. for an indefinite period, and ultimately apply for citizenship.
Not easy at all. I'm in the process of getting my permanent green card now. Here is the timeline:
April 26, 2003 - Married a US Citizen
Late June, 2003 (yes, I procrastinated) - Apply for Change of Status. Student to Resident Alien
Mid July, 2003 - Received my Work Permit
June 3, 2004 - Received my Temporary Green Card
June 3, 2006 - Temporary Green Card expires, need to apply for permanent before that time (can apply any time within the 90 days prior)
June 3, 2007 - Eligible to apply for US Citizenship (once again, can apply 90 days prior)
We did everything ourselves (why feed the lawyers? It's easy enough to do yourself if you have some common sense and can take instructions), and spent probably about $800-1000 by the time I receive my Permanent Green Card. With that, I can do everything an American can, except vote and hold certain jobs (like Police in most states). Once I become a US citizen, I can do everything, except run for president.
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
: And? Point me to one that "bashes" the US.
: Unless you live in South Florida and you have to camp out an INS building. I shed the few thousand dollars and my lawyer's staff will take care of th
: Nope, not easy. I feel qualified to "bash" the US, or rather to express my opinions of it, having lived here for over ten years. Living in the US is
: Well well, Banco, "definitely not wanting to become a legal resident in the U.S." sounds like "I can't stand that place and ten elephants couldn't dra
: Hit a nerve did I? Well let me just point out the thread starter, not the warmest vibes from him Boaz.
: Good man Would love to join you! Boaz.