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Sep 13th 2020, 11:48 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: A few more questions, 7 years later.

An L1 is a far better way in to the USA and a far better way to stay since it's quicker to move from an L1 to a green card than it is from an H1-B. Have you told your boss, your boss's boss, HR and...
Forum: USA
Oct 6th 2019, 4:02 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: US preschools

I can only speak for NYC. Preschools (as opposed to daycares) are usually half days. For ages 3, it's private and can be around 20K a year. Pre-K (age 4) is now free and available to all, but there...
Aug 1st 2019, 4:42 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Oath Cermony & Passport

In Brooklyn, we were not offered this. I had to go to the passport office.
Forum: USA
Jul 11th 2019, 1:34 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,855
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Pregnant.

Congratulations! I never bothered registering my baby's birth with the consulate, but I did apply for a UK passport for her and it was a relatively simple process. Soon after I had my baby, I joined...
Forum: USA
Apr 19th 2019, 7:00 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,855
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Brooklyn public schools and Brooklyn generally

[QUOTE=Rosie Posie;12673133]Thank you so much kateinbrooklyn. When we visited last year we had a long chat with the parent liaison worker at one of the schools we visited and we too found it rather...
Forum: USA
Apr 19th 2019, 4:22 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,855
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Brooklyn public schools and Brooklyn generally

In NY, charters are not allowed to be for profit. Success Academy charter schools - of which there are 47 schools in NYC - perform MUCH better than the public schools, exceeding even those that have...
Forum: USA
Apr 19th 2019, 12:24 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,855
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Brooklyn public schools and Brooklyn generally

I live in Brooklyn and my daughter is a 4th grader, so I *should* be able to give you advice about schools, but honestly it's so complicated in NYC that I and many other struggle. Rules change from...
Forum: USA
Mar 26th 2019, 11:04 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,633
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Travel Insurance For Elderly Parents From UK

Last time my father came over, we used this company https://www.geobluetravelinsurance.com/products/single-trip/voyager-quote-results.cfm He's 84 with minor pre-exisiting conditions and it cost...
Forum: USA
Mar 25th 2019, 12:23 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,765
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Moving to Brooklyn from London massive overwhelm

It honestly wouldn't surprise me if palms were being greased to get kids into their preferred public elementary school in NYC. It's total insanity.
Forum: USA
Mar 24th 2019, 7:39 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,765
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Moving to Brooklyn from London massive overwhelm

Desirable areas of Brooklyn for families include Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg. I personally like Greenpoint, but there's a very large Polish...
Forum: USA
Feb 27th 2019, 5:10 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,269
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: For those that have applied for a child’s passport, a couple of questions.

I was in the same situation as you when I applied for a passport for my daughter about 4 years ago. I only needed my passport and birth certificate and the application process was quick and painless....
Oct 15th 2018, 7:30 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Don’t Forget EU261/2004

I just had a business trip to London on Virgin that was canceled due to mechanical issues and apparently I'm allowed to claim for compensation as an individual rather than through my company. Fingers...
Oct 12th 2018, 12:35 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 16,509
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Who has recently applied for U.S citizenship?

Last year I got mine in 9 months from start to finish in NYC.
Sep 17th 2018, 11:23 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,600
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: New York advice appreciated

I would personally avoid staying in the Times Square area as it is so crowded and touristy. Chelsea and the Flatiron District are well-located. There is SO much to do in NYC, but I would recommend...
Sep 11th 2018, 12:41 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,037
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Advice on L1 visa attorney fees from London

Excessively high, even for the best and most experienced lawyer. Maybe they don't want the case.
Aug 25th 2018, 4:45 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Confusing mess - NIW/RFE, H1B for non-profit or something else?

Even if you have a strong attorney, much of it depends on luck of who is ajudicating your case. My partner is an immigration lawyer and most cases - even watertight ones - these days are coming back...
Forum: USA
Aug 23rd 2018, 11:10 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Registering Children as British Citizens

1. You do not need to register them as UK citizens. They already are by virtue of being born to a British parent and you prove this with the documents you send (below).
2. You apply for their...
Aug 17th 2018, 8:36 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Uncapped H1-B and unmarried - at the moment!

I can't comment on your situation, but it took me more than 10 years to get from an H1-B to a green card.
Forum: USA
Aug 17th 2018, 5:20 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: NY apartment advice

I mean a realtor/broker/property manager/real estate company - what we would simply call an estate agent. Douglass Elliman, Halstead, Corocoran Group are some big names in Manhattan.
Aug 16th 2018, 9:15 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Documenting foreign travel for Natz interview without stamps on passport

You do not need proof other than your list of trips. The officers already know exactly when and where you traveled!
Forum: USA
Aug 16th 2018, 9:12 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: NY apartment advice

You're right in that it's very rare to find furnished apartments in New York City. Your best bet is IKEA and getting home delivery. Having rented several places in Manhattan, I'm convinced that the...
Aug 16th 2018, 2:18 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 13,052
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: What's your secret tv show obsession?

I never miss an episode of Coronation Street or Eastenders and I was so happy when Britbox launched! As we don't have cable, I'm restricted in my crap-TV watching habit, but have recently indulged in...
Aug 3rd 2018, 5:00 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Citzenship Interview

Mine was completely uneventful and he didn't ask me any personal questions, except to verify what was on the N400. My immigration lawyer came with me because he happens to be my other half and I had...
Forum: USA
Jul 28th 2018, 7:36 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,620
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Into what year / grade do British kids transfer in US schools?

USA and UK kids both finish school at 18 and go to university. The gap year is purely optional - or at least it was when I went to university in the UK a million years ago. My understanding is that...
Forum: USA
Jul 28th 2018, 7:28 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,620
Posted By kateinbrooklyn

Re: Into what year / grade do British kids transfer in US schools?

New York City has free universal pre-K where each kid is guaranteed a spot, so yes, the majority of kids start school the year they turn 4.
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