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I´m thinking of moving from germany, where i grew up, to nyc for a couple of years. I know its hard to get a job as a foreigner and i know its a bit tricky to get a visa or a greencard but that is far away from my thinking.
So, would you?
Do it. Come here. Make connection. Beg for job. Get visa-ed.
Wait, are you any good at what ever is that you do?
- yes I am, Frontend-Developer for High-Fashion Clients at a top50 (german) interactive agencymekk
- I thought there were only 30. jk. I'd do it. but maybe look out for a job before you go. Fix some interviews..? no?digdre
- digdre: it is forbidden to look for a job if you dont have a visa/gcmekk
- They can sponsor you a visa, so I think you can do it.digdre
frontend dev is going to be hard to get sponsored.
Getting a company/agency to sponsor your visa will be hard.
My findings whilst living in NYC last summer: Companies weren't willing to spend $$$ for the visa (I even offered to pay for it) and their time to process the visa. Maybe it was just me :/
So the answer to your question: Definitely. NYC is an amazing city (maybe even the best city I've lived in) and I had a great 3 months out there.
How long is a tourist visa in the states for Germans?
If you are talented and a pleasure to work with, it will all work out :)
My neighbor Felix moved here (Vancouver BC) from Germany and got a job in a great agency here. He brought his girlfriend who is a clothing designer and she has flourished with work. Now they are taking a year off to drive to South America..crazy buggers. You should email him and ask him how he managed
tourist visa is 90 days but i´m not allowed to work with this one. What I need is a H-1B oder 2B visa, I would get it and it costs around 2k (no sure about the 2k..). When I have the visa and pay for it, then the company doesnt have to care about it, or am I wrong?
Sure, I did it!! Dropped everything and moved to NYC without a job offer. I'm not a foreigner, but from Missouri, so close enough :)
Got a freelance gig right off the bat, and a full-time offer within a month.
There is a wait time and yearly quota. Impossible to get if you are on 90 days. Also, most of the quotas are filled by April to May.
I left Cape Town to come work in London many years ago. Very glad I did it.
Drinks Thursday? Next week?
Everyone can work for me. I will sponsor you all. Check your email along with a ffffound invite.
You definitely need a new website in english haha... just come dude... see what happens... maybe you stay or maybe you have to go back... thats the fun part. not knowing wtf is going to happen.
thanks alot guys. lets get some money!
Grass is always greener on the other side. I'd stay in Deutschland, NYC can be rough and unless you have a very good connection there. Someone that has the time to show you around, set you up with an apartment before you arrive, get you an under the table (off the books) job, then it's not worth it in my eyes. Same could be said of me moving to DE.
good luck though
i already did a step like this, i moved from a small village in bavaria to a big city, wich is 200 miles far away from it. Not a very big distance but I also had no network and no friends here when i came. It worked really well tough...
If you want it, go.
If you want it but can wait a little longer, heed to popfodders advice.
I moved abroad in my early tweens btw. and have spent more than a decade here.
come on over, I'll buy you a drink
Getting a visa is a big issue here.
Following JSK post, H1B would be the visa you're looking for, but a very few company are willing to take this route :
-the whole process takes about 10months.
-important cost : lawer fee+gov fee
but here the best part :
Once the company prove they don't find a US citizen for the job, followed by the pain to translate your diplomas, filling the admin paper, ensuring you register the application on time....
your application is selected from a lotery. yes you read it right. you have about 50% to get your work visa, even if all is set.
So now, go find a company ok to loose time and money on a 50% bet....
Other options :
O-1 visa. no lottery, but hard to get.
Green card lottery. a very few chance to win.