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Would You Accept A U.S. Green Card?  
User currently offlineEilennaei From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

Anyone else besides me definitely not wanting to become a legal resident in the U.S.? Would you be accepting an invitation for a monetary compensation then?

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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4920 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Quoting Eilennaei (Thread starter):
Anyone else besides me definitely not wanting to become a legal resident in the U.S.? Would you be accepting an invitation for a monetary compensation then?

Careful what you say around here, some people take their patriotic duties a little far on this site.

As for me, I don't really need one. I'm Canadian so getting in and out of the US is relatively painless.

YOWza



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User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

Quoting Eilennaei (Thread starter):
Anyone else besides me definitely not wanting to become a legal resident in the U.S.?

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Quoting Eilennaei (Thread starter):
Would you be accepting an invitation for a monetary compensation then?

how much are we talking here???

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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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

I would definitely accept it as I am sure I would make good money by selling it on eBay  Smile

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User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2505 times:

No nay never; you couldn't pay me!  no 


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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4639 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2482 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.

Kris



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User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

Quoting Eilennaei (Thread starter):
Would You Accept A U.S. Green Card?

Legally? Absolutely, without a second thought. Would make life between my girlfriend and I that much easier and bring me one step closer to owning that airfield in NC I want  Smile



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User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

No, but thank you for the offer. Living in Switzerland is about all the paradise I can stand.

User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

In a heartbeat. Our government is rapidly turning this place into a 3rd world 'nation', so options for me are few....


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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12289 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2442 times:
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Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 5):
I would gladly accept it if it meant I could keep my Canadian citizenship as well.

A Green Card is only residency here. You still keep whatever citizenship you had before.



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Quoting Eilennaei (Thread starter):
Would You Accept A U.S. Green Card?

Yes, of course I would Big grin


Lee



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User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Quoting Eilennaei (Thread starter):
Anyone else besides me definitely not wanting to become a legal resident in the U.S.?

No. I'm one, and a happy one at that. I would also become a citizen if I didn't have to give up my European nationalities.

If you live here (as a tourist or investor?) and pay taxes you might as well make the most of it. I can't complain at the couple thousand dollars I get each semester for college.

If you don't like it, let me show you the way out  arrow 

Stefano  wave 


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Without a doubt! I would probably even pay for one. I would rather work in the states where the taxes are lower and the weather is warmer.

- Neil


User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

I'm also a legal resident in the US - but I cannot wait to move back to Canada. Sigh.  Smile

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 12):
I would rather work in the states where the taxes are lower and the weather is warmer.

That may be true, but there's a lot more that goes with living in the US than lower taxes and warmer weather.



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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

I would accept it. I am from the caribbean and never had problems getting a US Visa, and won't have to renew mine till 2014, but a green card, sure i would accept it.


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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2484 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2402 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  Smile

User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2388 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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User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2334 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

Why is it so alright and broadly accepted here in Europe, to bash everything American?

Yankiephobia I smell?  Silly

I would gladly accept it!

Boaz.



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2367 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.

- Neil


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Quoting Windshear (Reply 17):
Why is it so alright and broadly accepted here in Europe, to bash everything American?

Why is someone saying that they don't want to live in America "bashing" the place?



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User currently offline7FTwinOtter From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

It would be great to have the opportunity to live and work in the US for a year or two but I would certainly never want to live there permanently.

User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 32
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

I would accept. In fact, I've applied to it.

Unfortunately, my country offers me very little and in that situation, I would grab the chance to try my luck somewhere else.



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User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2334 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 18):
Add a good portion of Canada to that list.

So true unfortunately Sad

Quoting Banco (Reply 19):

Why is someone saying that they don't want to live in America "bashing" the place?

No if that was the case then you are right, but IMO that is not the "only" thing people here do. All have added a small little comment to their answer.

Boaz.



"If you believe breaking is possible, believe in fixing also"-Rebbe Nachman
User currently offlineAFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

I've got one and thus far it's been great. Using US citizen lines at airports is a big plus!


Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you long to return
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12289 posts, RR: 35
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2323 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
25 Banco : And? Point me to one that "bashes" the US.
26 Post contains images Komododx : 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
27 ScarletHarlot : 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
28 NoUFO : 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
29 Post contains images Windshear : Hit a nerve did I? Well let me just point out the thread starter, not the warmest vibes from him Boaz.
30 Post contains images Windshear : Good man Would love to join you! Boaz.
31 Post contains images NoUFO : Join me in doing my Happy Hippo Dance?
32 Post contains images Windshear : Well I thought you were being sarcastic... Guess not then Boaz...
33 Daedaeg : Not to sound defensive. But i'm just trying to figure what is the point of your post? Do you live or work in the US and decided not to stay? You didn
34 Post contains images YOWza : meteorological or political? Not the only thing that's lower I find most Canucks are pro-US actually. Maybe I'm wrong. As I hinted at in my first pos
35 Banco : No. You're sadly mistaking me for someone who gives a stuff.
36 Post contains images NeilYYZ : Okay, I'll say this, I grew up in a house where my dad is a business man, my mom's side of the family is entirely unionized teachers and principals.
37 Post contains images KaiGywer : Why would you have to camp out by the INS building (it's not the INS anymore btw ). In what way are you getting your green card? It was a very swift
38 Searpqx : Its interesting reading the comments, and fairly easy to understand where most of them are coming from, but I'm curious what prompted the question (a
39 Post contains images AirPacific747 : you'll never get it, will you? Its the tone that many people use. Read between the lines.
40 Smokescreen : I currently live in Tucson on a J visa but will ABSOLUTELY move back to Canada once my obligations here are fulfilled. I have many American friends wh
41 Mdsh00 : I don't think they will as I think most Americans couldn't care less if someone didn't want to become a legal resident of the US. Living here isn't e
42 Post contains images Komododx : Your profile says you live in MN. Now, compare the possible number of hispanics applying for residence in MN on any given day compared to that of Sou
43 Post contains images KaiGywer : Yeah, I agree When I was up there, I saw barely any hispanics, but several Asians and Europeans (I'm assuming, they were white).
44 Post contains images Windshear : Well matey you hit the nail on the head again owe you one! Boaz...
45 Bravo45 : Well think of it as an option, make a decision and then commit yourself to it instead of then thinking what if...... We had to take the option (had fo
46 Pbottenb : Care to expand on this?
47 Luisde8cd : I would accept it, why not? Saludos desde Caracas, Luis
48 Photopilot : Thanks but NO! If I was resident in the United States, I'd have to give up too much of my personal freedoms that I have come to enjoy. It would prohib
49 Luisde8cd : Hmmm either all of your friends live in Cuba or you just simply have no clue of what a US Green Card is. Saludos desde Caracas, Luis[Edited 2006-03-2
50 ANCFlyer : Just for you Yowza . . . I read the thread . . . I have no issues with any of it except the thread opener - I'm not sure I understand 100% of the mea
51 Mham001 : What freedoms would those be?
52 Post contains images AC773 : I have one, and have thankfully kept my Canadian, Swiss, and British citizenships. At least I have somewhere to run when the draft is reinstated! Try
53 Photopilot : I know exactly what a US Green Card is, and yes, several of my very close friends do live in Havana. I would not be satisfied to be forced to live my
54 Post contains images Luisde8cd : I was right I think the Cuba Travel Restrictions apply only to US Citizens and not residents. Can someone confirm that? Saludos desde Caracas, Luis
55 AerorobNZ : Just a related question, how long does one have to live in the US before you get a US passport?
56 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Well I totally agree with you, so why not?
57 Arrow : I think the rules apply to landed immigants with green cards as well. Back when there was a draft, green card holders were draftable. When in Rome, d
58 Post contains images Mdsh00 : Of course, the US is just a hotbed of domestic human rights violations . I know it might pain you to admit it, but Canada and the US are far far far
59 Fumanchewd : Yeah, you're not supposed to go to Cuba, but I know alot of people who do. Just take a flight from Mexico or Canada and when you enter Cuba, ask them
60 KaiGywer : Once you are a naturalized citizen you can apply. To become a US citizen you first have to go through a period as a Permanent Resident Alien (Green c
61 Banco : Yep. Spot on. People who live in other developed countries tend to see no need and have no desire to move to the US. People who have very little do -
62 Carmenlu15 : Despite my country's situation, I'm happy here and have no desire to move out. However, I can't find a reason for not accepting a Green Card... as Lui
63 Post contains images Daz34 : hi! i was wondering how difficult it is to get a green card and how long it takes to recieve one, my gf/wife to be lives in dallas and id love to move
64 ManuCH : I like the US very much. If it weren't for the fact that a green card expires if not used for a while (ie. if I don't move over) - yes, I would take i
65 KaiGywer : Not to be mean to a newbie, but have you even read this thread? I have posted several times in here with my timeline....
66 Mdsh00 : Getting married to a US citizen is the fastest way to get a green card. It used to be shorter, but now because of fraud marriages, there is a slightl
67 AndesSMF : A restriction for maintaining your green card is actually the fact that you cannot leave the country for longer than 6 months w/o losing it. If I'm no
68 KaiGywer : You can leave for up to a year if you apply beforehand. And if you get it through marriage, you only have to wait 3 yrs.
69 Daz34 : yes kaigywer i have seen your timeline but i was asking about information on getting a greencard and how difficult it is to get one now......not 2-3 y
70 KaiGywer : Well, considering I am still in the process....
71 Daz34 : yes a process you started 2-3 years ago.
72 Post contains links KaiGywer : Well, then do your own research. http://www.uscis.gov/
73 Post contains images Tu204 : Nope. I am a patriot
74 Daz34 : whats a forum for if you cant ask a simple question?? why do some people get so crabby for no reason? if you dont like my original question then dont
75 KaiGywer : Where did I say I was crabby? You asked a question, I answered. You didn't like my answer, so I told you to look it up yourself. Simple enough for yo
76 747400F : NO WAY! I have absolutely no desire to visit/live there hmmm doesn't that come under freedom of expression? one could be not wanting to live/work the
77 Daz34 : i didnt say YOU said you was crabby! IM saying YOU are! theres a difference! i didnt personally ask YOU any question at all i asked the forum, and yo
78 AirPacific747 : hmmm did I say that it was illegal? I am just criticizing some people for using an extremely negative tone, and using my freedom of expression to cri
79 747400F : Why? Just accept their point of wiev! freedom of expression does not equal duty of expression
80 AirPacific747 : Why should I sit back and accept something I dont agree with? If you had done the same you wouldnt have quoted me to begin with. I am not implying th
81 747400F : True! just as there are several other harsher ways of saying it also.
82 Pope : I don't understand the premise of this thread. The US just doesn't give these out. There's a hell of a long line of people who want to get them. So if
83 Post contains images AirPacific747 : true, which I don't recommend either bottomline is, that I think some people should use a friendlier tone than the one that they use [Edited 2006-03-
84 Mham001 : The entire premise was to bash the US, anyway he can.
85 N1120A : Of course you can keep your citizenship. If you renounced as a green card holder, you would be stateless, which is definately less than ideal. Also,
86 Cairo : Maybe. But the point might also have been to inform Americans that the entire world is not jealous of America, nor does everyone want to move there.
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