Meghan may have to sponsor Harry in US, says immigration attorney

Meghan may have to sponsor Harry in US, says immigration attorney

- A top immigration lawyer from the US said it will be difficult for Prince Harry to live and work in the US without his wife's sponsorship

- Apparently, following his decision to relinquish his royal title, Harry can no longer enjoy the perks he did while living in Canada as a member of the commonwealth

- The lawyer further said rules in US are quite different and his visa cannot allow him to participate in any duties before his residency in the country is made official

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Former Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, have both decided to live an independent life away from the intensity of being royalty.

Now, it is believed Harry will need Meghan’s support if he plans to live in Los Angeles, United States.

According to Page Six, a top immigration lawyer said it will not be easy for the prince to easily work within the borders of the US because commonwealth rules do not apply there.

Harry and Meghan were initially living in Canada but the pair planned to move their lives across borders with their son Archie.

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If the 35-year-old plans to live and work in the country he can apply for a green card, sponsor himself as an extraordinarily able individual or have his wife be his sponsor.

The prince can also be allowed to acquire a temporary work and travel permit while awaiting his green card to be approved. This will take an average of one year.

Currently, the prince is believed to be living in US under a regular tourist visa or a diplomatic one.

Even with the documents, Harry is still not eligible to work within the US.

“I would probably have Harry and Meghan’s nonprofit organisation sponsor him based on his history of high-profile philanthropy and public works and activism. If the org is not established in the US, they would need a US entity of the org as well,” the lawyer said.

Not too long ago, US President Donald Trump said the country would not spend a dime of taxpayer’s money to foot Harry and Meghan’s exorbitant security bill.

He added though he is a big fan of the queen, the two will need to come up with a mode of paying for their own security detail.

“I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen and the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the US. However, the US will not pay for their security protection. They must pay,” Trump said.

Following their decision to step down as senior royals, the UK will also not provide funds for the couple’s guards.

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