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Currently in UK. How can i get to the states?

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Hi. Im living in the UK currently but i cant see anyway forward to work and live in the USA.

 

Does anyone know anything about visa's or special working permits that mean i could work in the states/live in the states for a certain time period.

 

Firstly i would like to build hours there because of how cheap it is. Also i would like to work there in future with a cpl hopefully.

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Absolutly Perfect!

 

In Florida as well, which is one of the only places that i have somewhere to stay if i am in the states due to a kind friend out there. That is brilliant. Thanks for that!

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Sparks

 

Look at the other courses offered by HAI as well. I've heard that the JAA CPL(H) takes a long time to complete and allows a lot less time to work in the US after you've completed the course. Furthermore, you're not qualified to Instruct as a JAA CPL(H) so, you may prefer to choose the CFII route and work in the US to build time.

 

If you had to return to the UK, you'd have hours on your side and could take ATPL(H) exams in the UK (or whilst instructing in the US via distance learning) to do the conversion.

 

www.hillsboroaviation.com also offers similar courses.

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Sparks

 

Look at the other courses offered by HAI as well. I've heard that the JAA CPL(H) takes a long time to complete and allows a lot less time to work in the US after you've completed the course. Furthermore, you're not qualified to Instruct as a JAA CPL(H) so, you may prefer to choose the CFII route and work in the US to build time.

 

If you had to return to the UK, you'd have hours on your side and could take ATPL(H) exams in the UK (or whilst instructing in the US via distance learning) to do the conversion.

 

www.hillsboroaviation.com also offers similar courses.

Thank you very much for this. Very useful indeed.

 

This has opened my options up a little more and explained the visa's to me as well.

 

One question however: With the J-1 Visa (24 months)...is that 24 months after completing training or including training? Also, once this time has expired, is it possible to obtain another visa (not necessarly the same one) to have more time to work as a CFI in the states?

 

Cheers. :P

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The J-1 visa is for 24 months, that includes the training. It is a training visa in general. So you have to do the training part very fast, then you have more time to work as a CFI and build up hours. After the 24 months you have to leave and you very unlikely to find an employer who will sponsor you for a work visa.

 

The best option is to marry an american girl.

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The J-1 visa is for 24 months, that includes the training. It is a training visa in general. So you have to do the training part very fast, then you have more time to work as a CFI and build up hours. After the 24 months you have to leave and you very unlikely to find an employer who will sponsor you for a work visa.

 

The best option is to marry an american girl.

That could work :D

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Although the 24-month visa expires, if HAI considers you a valuable enough asset they can (and will) extend your visa (they can do this by demonstrating to the INS that they are unable to hire a similarly-qualified US citizen). There are a couple of long-time CFIs at HAI who were/are under that umbrella.

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Although the 24-month visa expires, if HAI considers you a valuable enough asset they can (and will) extend your visa (they can do this by demonstrating to the INS that they are unable to hire a similarly-qualified US citizen). There are a couple of long-time CFIs at HAI who were/are under that umbrella.

Right and is this something that can be kindly arrange by HAI if you asked them nicely, or will they only consider it if you are an exceptionally good CFI?

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Exceptional is the word - and the standards are VERY high. I would guess that about once every three years sombody gets that particular offer.

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Exceptional is the word - and the standards are VERY high. I would guess that about once every three years sombody gets that particular offer.

Ok. Would there be another way of getting this? Maybe beg? :lol:

 

Its everything i ever wanted so i think i will resort to that if it comes to it, but obviously do my best to fit into that exceptional category first :D

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The J-1 visa is for 24 months, that includes the training. It is a training visa in general. So you have to do the training part very fast, then you have more time to work as a CFI and build up hours. After the 24 months you have to leave and you very unlikely to find an employer who will sponsor you for a work visa.

 

The best option is to marry an american girl.

 

 

 

hahaha this one, search american first and marry her.

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