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Is it Possible to migrate to US in the current situation for a Job

Naveen adduru
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Hi
I had 2 years experience on core java,jsp,servlets,struts and a little on jsf are there any chances for me to migrate to US for a job as experienced person.
Will this experience get me a job there
And How much it costs for me
Will i be able to survive there
What is the cost of living there for an bachelor


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Ulf Dittmer
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The frameworks/APIs you mention are quite common. I doubt that any employer in the US will be able to claim that there's a shortage of such skills in the USA at the present time, or, in fact, that there are many companies looking to hire foreigners that don't even live in the country yet. Sorry if this sounds harsh - it's how I see it.


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Naveen adduru
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Then what should ido it is my dream to be there
can you suggest me

Thanks for your reply even if it is harsh i will take it
Tim Holloway
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At the moment, a lot of us would just as soon migrate to India for a job. There's a recession on.

To give you an idea of relative cost of living, 15 lakhs/year in the USA will, I believe, officially rate you below the U.S. Government's poverty line.


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Kj Reddy
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Now a days there are lot of people with your experience. So you need to face lot of competition to get a job. And more over as the economy is not yet recovered it is not easy.
Sri Anand
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May be after another year; when the man hunt for tech job begins again. even with basic skill set you can come over to US.
Warrick Wilson
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Naveen Nerusu wrote:Then what should ido it is my dream to be there can you suggest me


One possible way is to be part of an acquistion. That's how I ended up in the USA from Canada. It was still a complete hassle - essentially I had to compete for a visa to work on the software that I developed. They had to see if there was a US citizen "more qualified" than I to work on that software.

So what I'm saying is that if you can develop some software - a clever web service, a library, etc. - that a US company wants to purchase/acquire, then you MAY be able to swing some immigration privileges.

Alternately, you can get rich (perhaps from the item you develop in the previous paragraph), and apply to come to the USA with a boatload of cash and the intent to employ 10 people (or some number like that). That boatload of cash is something like ten million dollars US. You can look this information up on the US Government Immigration web site.

The H1-B visa process is a total bear. It's VERY expensive, and you need to match the requirements exactly. You need a sponsor, a 4 year college degree from a recognized institution, and usually some special skills or experience. "Everybody" says that the system is skewed so that people can easily get in - I can attest that it ain't so. In our acquistion experience, one business guy got his permanent residency application rejected, and one guy without a college degree couldn't get the H1-B visa.
Warrick Wilson
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Naveen Nerusu wrote:Hi
I had 2 years experience on core java,jsp,servlets,struts and a little on jsf are there any chances for me to migrate to US for a job as experienced person.
Will this experience get me a job there
And How much it costs for me
Will i be able to survive there
What is the cost of living there for an bachelor


I had another thought. Find a job with a multinational corporation that has a location in your country and a US location (or several). Make sure that they do transfers between countries, particularly in the field that you're interested in (development, R&D, etc.). See if you can work for that company and end up with a transfer to the US. Might not be permanent - again, you can review visa options at the US immigration site. The L1 visa might be interesting here.

It's not a quick solution to your situation.

Cost of living varies dramatically on where you are located and what sort of lifestyle you want to support. There are numerous web sites that compare the cost of living in different cities, as well as employment opportunities, night life options, number of single women, etc. Google/Bing is your friend here...
Vyas Sanzgiri
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I believe the job situation in USA is very poor. It is much better in terms or salary and positions in developing countries


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Arvind Mahendra
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Warrick Wilson wrote:
Naveen Nerusu wrote:Then what should ido it is my dream to be there can you suggest me


One possible way is to be part of an acquistion. That's how I ended up in the USA from Canada. It was still a complete hassle - essentially I had to compete for a visa to work on the software that I developed. They had to see if there was a US citizen "more qualified" than I to work on that software.

So what I'm saying is that if you can develop some software - a clever web service, a library, etc. - that a US company wants to purchase/acquire, then you MAY be able to swing some immigration privileges.

Alternately, you can get rich (perhaps from the item you develop in the previous paragraph), and apply to come to the USA with a boatload of cash and the intent to employ 10 people (or some number like that). That boatload of cash is something like ten million dollars US. You can look this information up on the US Government Immigration web site.

The H1-B visa process is a total bear. It's VERY expensive, and you need to match the requirements exactly. You need a sponsor, a 4 year college degree from a recognized institution, and usually some special skills or experience. "Everybody" says that the system is skewed so that people can easily get in - I can attest that it ain't so. In our acquistion experience, one business guy got his permanent residency application rejected, and one guy without a college degree couldn't get the H1-B visa.


The investment visa is about 500k - 1 million that one requires in assets not the 10 mil you stated. For most of us that option is not viable as we are employees and with that kind of money life in India can be 10x better than anywhere else. I personally think the U.S. has simply lost its sheen as the recent h1b numbers have shown, the quota was only half filled from what I read a few weeks back. For alot of people I think its just to save money, this would certainly be the case if I considered going. I have a nice upper class life here and for me I can't see myself living permanently as a second class citizen. But everything I learned in economics class is telling me the U.S is headed for major economic catastrophe over the next few years. Making/Saving money is good, getting paid in soon to be worthless dollars is not. Just my opinion, I hope for the world's sake I am wrong.


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Sandeep Awasthi
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I have a nice upper class life here and for me I can't see myself living permanently as a second class citizen.

I also think same.


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