I love these “I’m leaving America” threads.
You have no idea of the real world, you cannot just leave America and Move to Europe. As a US citizen you can only stay in Europe for a max of 90 days
without a Visa, in the 90 days you cannot work or study there. You would need a Visa, usually by getting an employer to sponsor you. It can take
forever and can be very hard, before an employer can even sponsor you, they have to prove that they cannot find a citizen of that country or the EU
that can do that job.
EU Citizens get first preference over every Non-EU citizen. What can you offer that one of the 499,794,855 EU citizens can’t? And with Iceland and
Croatia about to join and add more EU Citizens to our population, the chances for Non-EU citizens (like Americans) gets even smaller.
Why would we take in American Citizens when we have enough EU citizens that are able to do the job?
You have pretty much no chance. Sorry to be blunt, but that’s the way it is.
One possible option is if you have a parent or grandparent from an EU country (usually Ireland or UK) you may be able to get an Irish/British Passport
(citizen by descent), which is an EU Passport and gives you full rights in the EU without restrictions. But even then, the ancestry path can be hard
to obtain the citizenship.
As for the suggestions of Australia. Do you even have enough points to migrate to Australia? Do you even know what the point’s migration system is
in Australia? Do you have a skill, which is actually on the Skilled Migration list for Australia?
Australia is just as hard to get into. And unless you have enough points, a skill on the skills list or an employment sponsor, then again. Pretty much
You do need to get into the real world and learn about immigration and that you can’t just “move” to Europe or Australia because you feel like
it. Most countries around the world have criteria and requirements you must meet before you can just move there.
The ignorance on these “I’m leaving America” threads just show that people don’t get out much.
This thread reminds me of when I was talking to an American before and he said he wanted to move to Australia, and I said, “you can’t just move
here, you need a Visa” and he replied with “Oh, I have plenty of credit cards”
[edit on 10/11/2009 by Mikey84]