I have been trying to immigrate to a safe space, preferably an Anglophone country. However, i find that qualifying for a PR at my age seems to be impossible. I am also unclear how self employed people can apply for a residency work permit.
I am NOT looking for financial aid. I work as a freelance IT consultant from home and moonlight as a fashion photographer. I hope to be financially self sufficient. I am looking for a way to get to a safe space where I do not have to hide my identity. I might need help finding an inexpensive LGBTQ safe space to stay and finding a co-share place on rent for work.
I am not clear on the right way to proceed.
Apply for Asylum or a work visa? Would I be able to work on my business pending my asylum hearings?
Can I get a long term stay/work visa for a business? I hear there is a startup program for entrepreneurs? Would that work?
I would prefer the second route.
I HAVE TO GET OUT! NOW!!!