Best visa for a living in the states

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Jan 8 16 Comments

What kind of visa do you recommend for a family from Germany working in the states to stay forever? I know about L1 (internal transfer), H1B (Standard work visa) but are there other options as well?

- me: 26 y.o. Support Engineer/DevOps married
- wife: 25 y.o. Media Management/Designer/Social Media Manager married
- kiddo: 1 y.o. :-)

Thanks!

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Twitter 🐒。
    What’s wrong with Germany? There’s a reason you don’t meet German immigrants in the Bay Area. Germany is the strongest country in the EU.
    Jan 8 2
    • American Express aomfcy
      Why should there be anything wrong with Germany? 😂
      Jan 8
    • MuleSoft 💩 ity
      Twitter answered everything BUT OP’s question. 😆
      Jan 8
  • Akamai Technologies / Eng Trn
    L1 and then GC in 1-2 yrs. You can stay forever on GC. Why Visa?
    Jan 8 1
    • Amazon lvd11
      Technically greencard is a visa, so, it is the best one!
      Jan 8
  • Facebook frustsoul
    That is someone else's wife?
    Jan 8 0
  • Salesforce / Eng tc || gtfo
    You didn’t mention who you and your wife are married to.
    Jan 8 0
  • New Egypt80
    Do the lottery but if your company is in the US, get a transfer on L1 and also get them to start processing your green card petition asap. Your wife will be able to work in the mean time on L2
    Jan 8 0
  • Microsoft ivanka
    Germany is going down the shithole so I recommend moving to the USA, although this country is going down the shithole too
    Jan 8 0
  • American Express aomfcy
    Any visa that lets you get a green card would be sufficient.
    Jan 8 2
    • Grab d&f
      He is from Germany. So green card is easy to get as long as he has a job.
      Jan 8
    • New / IT
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      IF I’m getting a L1 you mean? Besides that only lottery for GC 😔
      Jan 8
  • New / IT
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    We are applying for the GC lottery every year but hadn’t any luck so far. Hope 2019 will be our year :-)
    Jan 8 0
  • New / IT
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    In Germany you have high taxes on your salary and actually you are working for all the people without a job sitting at home in front of the TV all day. This sucks.
    Jan 8 0
  • New / IT
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    L1 and GC sounds good. Currently working for an US company in Germany but want to move over the next years.

    You always want something you don’t have - humans!
    Jan 8 0
  • Amazon 8663472423
    No visa. Play in the green card lottery
    Jan 8 0