Hello. I have a quick question. I went to Boston Univ. for four yrs under an F-1 visa, I did a double concentration in Finance and Law w a minor in International Relations and for the last 2.3 yrs, I have worked (under CPT and then OPT)for Novartis, a pharma company in Boston. However, I have just returned to Romania given my OPT will have expired 09.23.12. I own 2 apts in Boston worth ~615,000 and I would like to know what would be the surest/ best visa to apply to for return to the US. I would like to file my taxes (I have a SS#), rent my apts, etc. The company also tried sponsoring my H1B visa, but the govt ran out until Oct. '13. Also, I would need better ideas on how my company could hire me - my degree is Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. My company is willing to cover the costs.Your advice would be greatly appreciated.Loredana
State/Country relating to question: Massachusetts
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4. Yes, immigrate permanently. I have a return ticket for Sept. 30
5. No US citizen family members
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I'll do my best to answer you quickly, but I cannot control how this system works - it requires me to answer on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately, having property here in the US is not a basis to be able t come back. In fact, it might be a hindrance for you, if you intend to come back as a non-immigrant in the future, as it shows your immigrant intent by owning property here. As far as returning permanently, there are only a few ways to do so, based on the information you've provided: - employment based green card; requires an employer to sponsor you for a green card based on one of several categories. Some of these have lengthy wait time before you are eligible to come to the US and get the green card and permanent resident status. If you can fit in the EB-1 or EB-2 category, the wait times are significantly less than EB-3. - DV lottery- immigrant investor visa: requires at least $500,00 investment in a new or struggling business, and the hiring of 10 US workers within 2 years of entering the US on this visa. It sounds to me like the most appropriate type is the employment based green card process, through your employer. Here is information on these classifications: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1323.htmlAs far as coming back immediately as an immigrant, it simply will not happen. There is no way for you to turn around and come right back, unless you do so as a non-immigrant. Please remember to rate this service so that I get credit for helping you today. If you need more information, please do not give a rating; instead, click "Continue Conversation" or "Reply" instead of "poor service" or "bad service," as this is the only way I know if you need more information or clarification.A BONUS is always appreciated.Thank you!
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