I am a British (Scottish) Citizen.
I graduated with a BSc in Business from an American University, Summer 2016.
I have been on OPT until now. It expires August 2017.
I have a job currently, that doesn't THINK they can sponsor me for the H1B, but I will find out for definite within a few days.
I am truly not ready to leave the USA yet. My life has been here for the last 4 1/2 years...
If I had to leave It wouldn't be the end of the world, but I would certainly like to try to come back over so I could stay and work for a few more years, then if it felt right, either apply for more long term stay, or simply return home to work with my Family's Business. (this would be an 'at the time' decision).
If the company that I am currently with cannot sponsor me, what are my best options?
I am not currently in a relationship either, let alone a serious one. So that route wouldn't work unfortunately...
I saw that perhaps an EB3 visa could work, but then the downside is that again I would somehow have to find a company that could sponsor me? And also, I saw online that wait times can be up to 20 years?!?! I cant wait 20 YEARS to come back if I have to leave! x)
The time it takes depends on your place of birth. To become a permanent resident of the U.S. a person needs an immigrant visa. There are two main types of immigrant visas, family based and employment based. Family based includes U.S. Citizen [and sometimes Lawful Permanent Resident] spouse, parent, brother or sister, or son or daughter over age 21. Most employment based categories require proof that there are not enough U.S. workers available for the job.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
This forum is not the place to obtain individualized advice which is really what you're asking for Schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney who can review your case in detail and advise you to what options make sense based upon your specific situation.
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