Emigrating to the USA


Moving to America is a dream that over 30% of UK citizens have. It may have stemmed from seeing a Hollywood movie as a child or listening to music originating from overseas. No matter where the interest gravitates from, it is a fact that more and more Brits are looking to call the USA their home. Many want the opportunity to be able to work, study or retire in the USA.

The US often experiences much better weather than the UK as it tends to have much more stable seasons, with summers offering a beautiful hot climate across the country, with winters providing more sub-zero, snowy conditions. Foodies can also take advantage of the exciting range of cuisine, with a strong influence of Italian across New York and a Mexican touch across the southern states.

The truth is, it can be very daunting moving to any new country, let alone America. There are many different visa categories and a variety of entry routes to live and work in the US. The most popular routes tend to be employee sponsored visas, study routes or entrepreneur visas. Some people may be eligible to apply through family ties, through employment, or as the fiancé/spouse of an American citizen. US Visas are well known to be incredibly difficult to obtain, especially with the clampdown on immigration under Trumps leadership. For this reason alone, it is important that you ensure you are on the right track from the start.

Our experienced lawyers are on hand to help with your case. Here at Leyland James, we have many years of experience with helping individuals, families and businesses relocate to the USA. Get in touch with one of our advisers today for a free consultation.