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Foreign pilots now allowed to apply for a Green Card?

Old 8th Nov 2021, 01:10
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The overwhelming majority of foreigners flying as airline pilots in the USA did not come in on these visas. They came in because they had dual citizenship through a parent, had a US spouse, or came as students when they were young and did all their higher education and pilot licensing in the USA. The airlines worth working for in the USA are not short of pilots to the degree of needing to start sponsoring significant amounts of pilots to immigrate to the USA.

Just another thing to keep in mind, I speak from the perspective as a “world citizen” whose wife is a foreign national, I’ve worked in several airlines in the USA and the Middle East, now at a major US airline. Be sure living in the USA is really going to be right for you, after having hardly been in the USA for around a decade, it’s really changed and not for the better. I find working with all these former military pilots to be hardly bearable, I constantly get abused by crazy conspiracy theories about Trump or the virus being fake and lambasted about not having been in the US military. Living and working here is like being trapped in some kind of twisted reality tv program.
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Old 8th Nov 2021, 02:09
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Originally Posted by pilotcpb View Post
The overwhelming majority of foreigners flying as airline pilots in the USA did not come in on these visas. They came in because they had dual citizenship through a parent, had a US spouse, or came as students when they were young and did all their higher education and pilot licensing in the USA. The airlines worth working for in the USA are not short of pilots to the degree of needing to start sponsoring significant amounts of pilots to immigrate to the USA.

Just another thing to keep in mind, I speak from the perspective as a “world citizen” whose wife is a foreign national, I’ve worked in several airlines in the USA and the Middle East, now at a major US airline. Be sure living in the USA is really going to be right for you, after having hardly been in the USA for around a decade, it’s really changed and not for the better. I find working with all these former military pilots to be hardly bearable, I constantly get abused by crazy conspiracy theories about Trump or the virus being fake and lambasted about not having been in the US military. Living and working here is like being trapped in some kind of twisted reality tv program.
So... Delta or FedEx?
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Old 8th Nov 2021, 11:58
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Originally Posted by pilotcpb View Post
The overwhelming majority of foreigners flying as airline pilots in the USA did not come in on these visas. They came in because they had dual citizenship through a parent, had a US spouse, or came as students when they were young and did all their higher education and pilot licensing in the USA. The airlines worth working for in the USA are not short of pilots to the degree of needing to start sponsoring significant amounts of pilots to immigrate to the USA.

Just another thing to keep in mind, I speak from the perspective as a “world citizen” whose wife is a foreign national, I’ve worked in several airlines in the USA and the Middle East, now at a major US airline. Be sure living in the USA is really going to be right for you, after having hardly been in the USA for around a decade, it’s really changed and not for the better. I find working with all these former military pilots to be hardly bearable, I constantly get abused by crazy conspiracy theories about Trump or the virus being fake and lambasted about not having been in the US military. Living and working here is like being trapped in some kind of twisted reality tv program.
Very hard, just like it is hard for them to adjust to us foreigners )
I really enjoy talking politics, religion conspiricies etc. BUT having flown in Europe, Africa and South America i now know that these subjects need to be discussed with people who can have a civil discussion without trying to change the others opinion..... I am contemplating moving there but will try to keep the discussions about politics, gun laws, religion, the military as far away from the flight deck as possible... I will try to stick to the bilboard 100, sports and company policies ( i stole this tip from the jetcareers.com)

A difficult task to obtain the greencard, indeed. Also looking forward to receiving more tips.


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Old 8th Nov 2021, 12:49
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks View Post
So... Delta or FedEx?
To be fair, they’re not the only ones. We have our fair share where I’m at and it’s not always former military guys.
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Old 8th Nov 2021, 19:49
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Originally Posted by pilotcpb View Post
The overwhelming majority of foreigners flying as airline pilots in the USA did not come in on these visas. They came in because they had dual citizenship through a parent, had a US spouse, or came as students when they were young and did all their higher education and pilot licensing in the USA. The airlines worth working for in the USA are not short of pilots to the degree of needing to start sponsoring significant amounts of pilots to immigrate to the USA.

Just another thing to keep in mind, I speak from the perspective as a “world citizen” whose wife is a foreign national, I’ve worked in several airlines in the USA and the Middle East, now at a major US airline. Be sure living in the USA is really going to be right for you, after having hardly been in the USA for around a decade, it’s really changed and not for the better. I find working with all these former military pilots to be hardly bearable, I constantly get abused by crazy conspiracy theories about Trump or the virus being fake and lambasted about not having been in the US military. Living and working here is like being trapped in some kind of twisted reality tv program.
pilotcbp,

That's quite a negative picture you paint of your time and personal experience in US airline flying.

Not to be confrontational or impertinent, but why are you still here working under the conditions you describe ?
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Old 8th Nov 2021, 21:20
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Originally Posted by bafanguy View Post
pilotcbp,

That's quite a negative picture you paint of your time and personal experience in US airline flying.

Not to be confrontational or impertinent, but why are you still here working under the conditions you describe ?
Whilst I haven’t run into too many ex mil guys or girls at my airline, the conspiracy theorists and religion nuts do sometimes get on my nerves. Not enough to make me leave but it’s extraordinary how some very well educated people can believe in Jewish space [email protected] and that Hillary Clinton ran a child trafficking ring.

That’s just 2 examples which are pretty old now but proof that some people will believe anything on Fox/CNN or Facebook. I added CNN because democrats aren’t innocent of peddling crap either.
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Old 14th Nov 2021, 07:41
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"""""""At this stage I see it as more of an experiment for pilots, and its not cheap. The average quotes for the NIW have been anywhere from $5k-$10K plus more IF the NIW is approved then its onto the next step"""""".

thanks for your information mate. Just a few questions; what do you mean by "$5k-$10k"? Is that the lawyers' quotes or self-applicants costs?

Just for my case example: CPL- INS-CFI (EASA ATP Frozen) from ICAO, CASA and EASA, +3500 hours. Master degree MBA, Bachelor of Aeronautics. Any chance for this NIW EB-2?

Thanks all for anyone else's opinions.
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Old 14th Nov 2021, 07:47
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Good day mate, I am planning to get the ATP SE, would you please lead me to some links related to some theory and the practical exams and check ride preparations links. Thank you.
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Old 14th Nov 2021, 07:51
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Good day mate. I am planning to travel to the US for the ATP SE and later on the multi Eng. Would you please get in touch with me, Thanks
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Old 14th Nov 2021, 07:59
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Originally Posted by Ana_stasiia View Post
Bf has just applied for I-140 NIW category as an airline pilot from Canada. We did not use any lawfirm, just did it on our own. It is not that complicated. He has a really good case, so we will see how it goes. We have really nothing to lose, except for 700$ US
Hi Ana, I have an Australian Passport, Phd student, got an MBA already (Master of Business Administration), Bachelor of Aeronautics, Three pilot licenses CPL/INS/CFI from ICAO, CASA and EASA (ATPL frozen), +3500 hours. What would be my chance you guess?

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Old 18th Nov 2021, 16:28
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Originally Posted by bafanguy View Post
pilotcbp,

That's quite a negative picture you paint of your time and personal experience in US airline flying.

Not to be confrontational or impertinent, but why are you still here working under the conditions you describe ?
Maybe because he passed the point of no return? I am in the same boat. Working for a major airline in the US, and am also appalled at the rise of nutters amongst pilots.

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So... Delta or FedEx?
​​​​​​​You forgot AAL!
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Old 18th Nov 2021, 20:23
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Squawk7777,

Must be pretty bad. What percentage of the people you fly with are "nutters" ?
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Old 19th Nov 2021, 02:51
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Originally Posted by Tony R. View Post
Hi Ana, I have an Australian Passport, Phd student, got an MBA already (Master of Business Administration), Bachelor of Aeronautics, Three pilot licenses CPL/INS/CFI from ICAO, CASA and EASA (ATPL frozen), +3500 hours. What would be my chance you guess?

Thanks

Tony
According to a few immigration lawyers, unless you are a test pilot from Airbus, forget it. Ordinary line pilots are nothing special.
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 14:19
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I’ve been getting some emails lately asking me to apply for a green card since the pilot shortage in the US is at a very high level. I did however contact their delegated immigration lawyer and was told that it would cost me $12,000 ( paid in 3 installments) and non refundable if rejected for Green card. Not even partial refund wow . Possibly trying to find any way in getting some money from desperate pilots who need to go to the US. I’m not sure but that’s my personal feeling. I mean who in their right mind would part with $12k knowing it’s not a guaranteed process. 🤔
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Old 30th Nov 2021, 04:43
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Scam - Congress or the USCIS will NOT approve this. We dont need foreign pilots to steal our jobs.
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Old 30th Nov 2021, 13:59
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Just like you are “stealing” jobs based in Paris working for fedex ?
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Old 30th Nov 2021, 18:51
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Originally Posted by shnzee77 View Post
Scam - Congress or the USCIS will NOT approve this. We dont need foreign pilots to steal our jobs.
Says the guy stealing our jobs in Europe with cabotage. And these idiots don't even pay social contributions and taxes while being domiciled in Europe.
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Old 1st Dec 2021, 08:56
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Originally Posted by shnzee77 View Post
Scam - Congress or the USCIS will NOT approve this. We dont need foreign pilots to steal our jobs.
Thanks (no sarcasm). If it's a dead-end, the voices saying so need to become more numerous, the confirmation bias to 'go' is clearly visible upthread. A lot of money could be lost. As long as some of it ends with the middle men they're not the ones telling you. No matter if honestly underinformed or actively scheming.

On the second sentence, agreed as well. A second wrong doesn't fix the first one (re: BananaJoe). A real shortage will drive the packages up, attracting the worldwide US pilots back to home soil. That tide will raise all the boats.
Airlines chasing foreigners only have a singular motivation to secure lower-cost labour while avoiding employment responsibilities normally associated with running their business.

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Old 2nd Dec 2021, 05:40
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Originally Posted by Banana Joe View Post
Says the guy stealing our jobs in Europe with cabotage. And these idiots don't even pay social contributions and taxes while being domiciled in Europe.
You can say similar thing about DHL in the U.S. Why are Canadian and European carriers operating through CVG carrying packages sent from the U.S?
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Old 2nd Dec 2021, 09:04
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I don’t think there are pilots in the US to steal jobs from.
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