The opportunity of migration can be exciting, daunting, and rewarding. Many nationals from the Latin and Hispanic countries are turning their attention to the United States, the land of opportunity for a new life. They typically move to states like New York, California, Texas, Florida, and Georgia, which offer the possibility to move somewhere with no language barriers for English speakers and fewer language barriers for Spanish speakers. With inflation, recession, political instability, crime, and abuse of women in Latin & Hispanic countries increasing, more immigrants want to come to the United States. So, how do you make the transition?
To help you better prepare to move or to identify if it is the best option for you, immigration researchers from the Immigrant’s Journal Publication, www.immigrantsjournal.com, used the search analytics tool SEMrush. Their research revealed five of the most searched questions on Google about moving to the United States. Here are the explanations on all questions and answers to the most asked questions!
1. How much does it cost to move to the United States?
Finances are one of the most popular reasons people want to start a new life abroad. However, this can already be a challenge, from visas to flight tickets and fees before settling in the United States. In response to the commonly searched question, “How much does it cost to move to the United States?” experts from the Immigrant’s Journal answered:
“It is essential to get a basic idea of how much it might cost you before making your immigration decision. We recommend you consider costs in terms of visa application fees, national healthcare surcharge, flight tickets, the shipping fees for your belongings, housing deposits, etc. Unfortunately, most immigrants, especially from Latin and Hispanic countries enter the United States unlawfully at the United States border through Mexico, seeking political asylum, refugee status, Temporary Protected Status and enter Without Inspection.”
2. Should I move to the United States?
As starting a new life in another country can be stressful and unpredictable, immigration can be one of the most complex decisions. Whether it’s because of friends or family, food or weather, our ties at home are likely to make us hesitant when facing this choice. To help you feel more prepared for decision-making, experts from the Immigrant’s Journal answered the commonly searched question, “Should I move to the United States?”
“If you want to move to the United States for a different lifestyle, it’s a personal choice. Don’t rush into any decision before you collect all the information. You need to make sure you’re familiar with the rules and regulations in the United States, which may be different from your home country. For example, as a legal or non-legal resident, you will have access to some free healthcare and free state schools; but you may also want to be aware of state, city, and federal taxes where applicable and a higher income tax than at home. It is necessary to weigh these positives and negatives and consider how important these are for you.”
3. How to move to the United States legally from home?
To answer the most asked question: “How to move to the United States from Latin and Hispanic countries?” experts from the Law Firm, Figeroux & Associates, www.askthelawyer.us (English) | www.preguntalealabogado.nyc (Spanish), 855-768-8845 (English) | 800-470-6113 (Spanish), revealed:
“There is no single answer to this question, as different options of migration routes are available to immigrants who want to visit or live in the United States. The most common route people take to live in the United States for more than six months is to get a work visa, H-1B or H2-B, or a visitor’s visa for vacation, B1/B2. An employment visa provides sponsorship and a path to permanent residency.
There are other visa options if you are exceptionally wealthy or have a familial connection to the United States. For example, an investor visa with at least a US$500,000.00 or a one million financial requirement. Student visas also allow you to live in the United States, but you would need to apply for other visas after graduation as they do not directly lead to permanent residence.” Please visit the Law Firm of Figeroux & Associates (www.askthelawyer.us) (English) | (www.preguntalealabogado.nyc) (Spanish) or call 855-768-8845 (English) | 800-470-6113 (Spanish) and schedule a consultation.
4. What are the legal requirements to move to the United States?
Another popular question related to moving to the United States from America is: “What are the legal requirements to move there?” To answer this question, the Law Firm of Figeroux & Associates – www.askthelawyer.us (English) | www.preguntalealabogado.nyc (Spanish) – shared the following from a legal expert’s perspective:
“It is imperative to check if you have a right to reside in the United States, and, as mentioned before, a visa application is needed to work. Please be aware that the United States requires that all submitted applications must constitute a “valid application,” including correct personal information, fees paid in full, legal identity documents, and genuine answers to immigration history, such as the number of refusals received, etc. You could always seek professional help from an immigration lawyer if you struggle to handle visas or immigration needs.” Please visit the Law Firm of Figeroux & Associates – www.askthelawyer.us (English) | www.preguntalealabogado.nyc (Spanish) or call 855-768-8845 (English) | 800-470-6113 (Spanish) and schedule a telephone consultation.
5. Can my spouse or fiancée move to the United States?
In response to the question of “Can my spouse or partner move to the United States?” the Law Firm of Figeroux & Associates, www.askthelawyer.us (English) | www.preguntalealabogado.nyc (Spanish) – provides some comfort to any couples facing long-distance relationships across countries:
“The answer is mostly yes, if you are married, in a civil partnership, or have a fiancée. A family petition or fiancée visa is what you could go for when applying. However, even though one person is a United States citizen or has already settled in the United States, your application still needs to go through the full process with all the required legal documents. For example, you may need proof of relationship status, combined income, and documents translated to English.” Please visit the Law Firm of Figeroux & Associates, www.askthelawyer.us (English) | www.preguntalealabogado.nyc (Spanish) or call 855-768-8845 (English) | 800-470-6113 (Spanish) and schedule a telephone consultation.