I've been working remotely for this Japanese company for 5 years now. I get paid more than enough to afford living in the US. I've always wanted to move there. Is it possible to get a visa like that without finding a job in the US first? I'm a Polish (EU) citizen.
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You need either:
- Family ties
- A qualifying job offer,
- Sufficient skills to qualify for a National Interest Waiver
- Invest a million USD in a qualified commercial enterprise (or USD 500 000 in a high-unemployment area or rural area)
- Participate and be selected the Diversity lottery.
Then you follow the process for getting an immigrant visa, and you must enter the US within 6 months of the visa being issued.
THen, you must maintain the US as your main home, and cannot be out of the country for more than a year at once without advance permission.