I am a 25-year-old Portuguese man fluent in English. I currently and have always lived in Portugal. I completed high school but I do not have a college degree. I cannot afford to attend school in the US. I have no family in the US. I would be happy working any job.
It seems to be that I would have to go to Paris to apply for a green card? Is this still true? What are my chances? Can I come to the US on a travel visa then apply for a green card? What sort of documentation will I need? What is the best way I can come to and stay in the USA?
You are obviously very confused and were given wrong information. Kindly schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration lawyer via Skype to learn the process and comprehend the options that may be available to you, and the feasibility of each. You are not going to learn any of that by posting in a general online forums such as this.
Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known. It is your responsibility to retain a lawyer to analyze the facts specific to your particular situation in order to give you specific advice. Specific answers will require cognizance of all pertinent facts about your case. Any answers offered on Avvo are of a general nature only, and are not meant to create an attorney-client relationship.
It is simply not that simple... Generally people immigrate to the U.S. either through work or family. There is one "easier" way to immigrate and that is through the diversity visa lottery. I agree with attorney Behar. You should schedule a phone consultation with an immigration attorney.
Without a family member to petition for you you'll need a place to file a petition
Attorney Robert Brown's (former INS Director, 1972-99) reply to your question is general in nature, and does not constitute legal advice as all facts are known to him. For specific advice or representation you should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law. Mr. Brown's reply on AVVO does not create an attorney/client relationship not constitute legal advice.
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