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1:02 pm on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi everyone.
I'm planning to move to the US and start living a new life, what difficulties may I meet at the start?
2:37 pm on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The United States takes in a lot of territory. Any place in particular?
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what country are you moving from
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Welcome to WebmasterWorld Alexx. :)

We have just about every climate there is, depending on time of year, in some areas.

Consider crime statistics.

Consider employement availabilities.

Consider type of Real Estate market, in the area you're interested in.

Consider schools and all that 'homey' stuff, if applicable.

'Difficulties' is hard to address without knowing more of your background than you might be willing to post.

What age group do you fit in?

Certain areas have a higher cost of living than do others and generally speaking housing costs and income potential are tied to that.

There is more...depending on what you are comfortable releasing.

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First thing First :- did you got the proper visa that allow you to live as well as work in US of A ...

BTB Welcome to WebmasterWorld ,Alexx :)

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Welcome Alexx

Where are you moving from? Gaining a work visa for the US is a long process. Your country of citizenship can have an effect on this.

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Don't mind any of these guys and gals. Just don't drink the water.

:-)

It's hard to say what to expect not knowing what environment you are coming from. People are still pretty much the same everywhere.

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If his domain is any indication, he's in Belarus.

And wow, what a complicated question to answer. I'll answer for Vegas -- look out for terrible drivers, drunk drivers, flash floods, cheap buffets with lousy food, drunk drivers, 110F summers, drunk drivers, and people wondering how you could live in Vegas because they've never been away from the Strip.

Okay, I've done my part. :)

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*laughing* Okay AAnnAArchy, you can come.... as someone who grew up in Vegas (resident 1959-1990), I have to say you've nailed it....

Alexx: give us a bit more info, okay? We don't have a lot to go on here, and really, the US is a HUGE continent. It would be like the whole of Europe, for someone from here to move there with no idea which country....

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Keeping the thread jack level to a minimum...

AAnn - I was just in LV last week for the first time ever. I very much enjoyed the Aladdin buffet "The best in Vegas!". I also did the Treasure Island buffet... not so good. ;)

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"planning to move to the US and start living a new life, what difficulties may I meet at the start? "

You need soem money and a job to start. Depending where you decide to settle and when the job starts but I'd say $5-10,000 is a minimum. Unless you plan on living on really bad neighborhoods, I wouldn't worry about crime; it's just like anywhere else. Do you already have the visa or...?

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and a job to start

Yes, people will tend to respect you more right from the start if you have a good job. If you spend too much time without working, employers might automatically think that nobody will hire you, and they won't want to take a chance.

Ideally, you should know what city you're going to, and have at least two or three companies that are interested in you.

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>>>>>the US is a HUGE continent

Pardon me... since when is the US a continent?

Canadians and Mexicans, plus those with a accurate sense of world geography would take exception to that statement.

Second time in a month I have seen a post with that mis-statement.

Other than that piece of business... the US is a wonderful place. Do your research, maybe find some friends or family that already live in the US, it will make your transition easier. Like everywhere else, you will have to start at the bottom and work your way up as you get a wider network of friends and experience.

Good luck,

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> Canadians and Mexicans, plus those with a accurate sense of world geography would take exception to that statement.

Damn straight!

Because you're never too old to learn, the continent of Norteamérica is 24,680,331 square kilometres, and Canada is the largest country.

Canada - 9,970,610 square kilometres
United States - 9,809,431 square kilometres
Greenland - 2,175,600 square kilometres
Mexico - 1,972,545 square kilometres

6:54 am on Jan 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you can play the affilaite game, it doesn't much matter where you live. Inexpensive housing might equal a bad neighborhood near a big city or just a small rural town with lots of great natural sights around instead of a concrete jungle, but if ya have to get a job, it's a lot harder in a small out of the way town like that.
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"Canada is the largest country"

one of the very few cases where size doesn't matter :)

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i'm doing my best
yes i'm from belarus

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trying to play Green Card
hope i'm lucky enough
3:13 pm on Jan 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Why the US? According to this [news.bbc.co.uk] article, Ireland is the place to be!
5:21 pm on Jan 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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>> trying to play Green Card

I think you are refering Green Card lottery ,i dont know the odds of it but anyway Best of Luck ...

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I just checked some website which says the quota for greencard lottery is 50,000 every year but the state department receives closely 7 million applications every year ,so its a 0.7% chance of winning!.

I have to say it not that bad as a real world money lottery but still some tough odd :)

8:15 am on Jan 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have friend, who is a child of a Canadian/American citizen. She's been waiting around eight years.

I'd rather try to get into Canada.

Oh wait, that was off-topic. I think a lot of money helps or having supportive relatives already in the US.

(PS - The Aladdin buffet is above average, as is Paris & Bellagio. Still waiting to try the new one at The Mirage. The lousy stuff I'm talking about is Circus-Circusish. Somewhere the food is cheap and it's obvious why)

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Actually Russia is larger than Canada. As a Canadian, im waiting for Siberia to separate, so we are #1 :)
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> Actually Russia is larger than Canada.

Not disputed, but then again, Russia isn't part of North America now, is it?

 

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