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Forum: USA
May 26th 2014, 3:12 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By mikec81

SD folks

I had a question that I was hoping anyone with experience living in San Diego could help with...

We are in the middle of a new home search, and I am trying to figure out which areas are going to...
Forum: USA
Oct 7th 2013, 3:58 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By mikec81

Re: UK Employment Lawyer in California

I had almost the same experience as you. My wife was offered a job in California, and I was a qualified solicitor in the UK at the time. Long story short, we moved here in 2007 with a plan to return...
Forum: USA
Oct 7th 2013, 3:38 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,584
Posted By mikec81

Re: San Diego

Just a quick update for all those who offered some advice...

We eventually settled on over paying to live closer to the coast near my wife's job. We picked an apartment between La Jolla and Del...
Forum: USA
Sep 11th 2013, 10:12 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,584
Posted By mikec81

Re: San Diego

Thanks to everyone for the great advice!

Ozzidoc, we are looking at a place on Arcola Avenue. Do you know the area? Is that somewhere we could walk to shops and restaurants from?

We are finding...
Forum: USA
Sep 10th 2013, 8:32 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,584
Posted By mikec81

Re: San Diego

Thanks for the suggestions. It sounds like we are looking in the right areas...

After talking to some friends, it seems like traffic heading into downtown is a lot worse than traffic heading...
Forum: USA
Sep 10th 2013, 5:34 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,584
Posted By mikec81

San Diego

I haven't been on here for a while, but as usual, I come asking for some advice...

My wife and I are moving to San Diego in the middle of next month and we are trying to find a place to live. I...
Jun 11th 2012, 3:33 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By mikec81

Re: J visa to greencard

When you apply based on the NIW, the H4 holder is able to apply for the work authorization while the NIW application is pending. Definitely a lot better than some of the alternative applications....
Jun 8th 2012, 10:19 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By mikec81

Re: J visa to greencard

You are right, of course. I just didn't want to get too involved in the opening post.

My wife transfered to the H1-B and me to the H4. We then applied for the greencard and my work authorization...
Jun 8th 2012, 10:05 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By mikec81

J visa to H visa to greencard - success!

I haven't posted for quite a while, but I thought I might be able to offer some advice to anyone looking to apply for a greencard from the J visa. I remember looking for information on the process,...
Forum: USA
Nov 15th 2011, 11:40 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By mikec81

Re: EAD - Nebraska Service Center

Our attorney advised us that the NIW greencard application can be filed at any service center, and since the EAD application is attached, it is filed at the same location. Since she has submitted...
Forum: USA
Nov 15th 2011, 11:30 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By mikec81

EAD - Nebraska Service Center

Does anyone have any recent experience of applying for a work authorization at the Nebraska Service Center? Specifically, I am interested to know how long it took to process. The website gives the...
Nov 15th 2011, 10:57 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,171
Posted By mikec81

Re: J1 visa process

Its been a while since we went through this (my wife was a post doc...), although I remember that the university provided us with DS-2019 forms that we had to take to the embassy when we applied for...
Oct 14th 2011, 3:41 am
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By mikec81

Re: A British Beer Festival with American Beers?!

I worked at a few Wetherspoons pubs during my university years, and the furthest any of the beers had traveled were from Scotland. Its great that they are getting some US based beers although I...
Jun 28th 2011, 4:02 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 4,431
Posted By mikec81

Re: P90X

I just finished doing it and I am pretty happy with how it went. The workouts are really tough, but there are different ways of doing most exercises depending on how you feel that day. Like you, I...
Jun 26th 2011, 10:35 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 6,361
Posted By mikec81

Re: Cars, Buy or Lease

As for leasing being a mugs game, that's definitely a generalization. We put a lot of thought into whether to lease or buy, and it completely depends on your situation. Monthly payments, credit...
Jun 25th 2011, 2:46 am
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By mikec81

Re: San Diego restaurants

Thanks guys. Much appreciated.
Jun 22nd 2011, 5:15 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By mikec81

San Diego restaurants

My in-laws are over from the UK for July 4, so we are taking them to San Diego for weekend, and I was looking for recommendations for restaurants in Mission Beach and downtown.

Also, can anyone...
Forum: USA
May 2nd 2011, 4:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,645
Posted By mikec81

Re: A LITTLE BIT RANDOM- CALIFORNIA BAR EXAM

If you qualified as a solicitor in the UK then you are able to take the California Bar Exam without going to law school in the US. You need a Certificate of Good Standing from the Law Society, which...
Forum: USA
Apr 14th 2011, 4:35 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,457
Posted By mikec81

Re: What to do in San Francisco?

If you are looking for an alternative to the French Laundry, there is a place called Ad Hoc that is just down the street from French Laundry and is owned by the same guy. It is a fixed menu, a lot...
Feb 10th 2011, 8:26 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By mikec81

Re: H1B processing times

I have spoken with the rep on campus and he said that he generally advises that the processing time is somewhere between 3 and 6 months. I was hoping that someone here might have some recent, first...
Feb 10th 2011, 7:16 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By mikec81

H1B processing times

I was hoping someone might have some recent experience they could share to give me a bit of guidance. My wife is transferring from a J1 to H1B (me from the J2 to the H4 - worst case scenario for me,...
Forum: USA
Oct 28th 2010, 8:12 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By mikec81

Re: NYC - Thanksgiving

Thanks for all the suggestions. We decided to make reservations for Supper - it was close to the hotel, has some great reviews, and had a good price.

Thanks again!
Forum: USA
Oct 28th 2010, 4:45 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By mikec81

Re: NYC - Thanksgiving

No kids on this trip (thankfully)...

Thanks for helping out.
Forum: USA
Oct 28th 2010, 4:41 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By mikec81

Re: NYC - Thanksgiving

There is actually going to be 8 of us. I didn't even think of that as being a problem as I am so used to making reservations for just the two of us.

I think the preference is definitely to stay...
Forum: USA
Oct 28th 2010, 4:25 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By mikec81

NYC - Thanksgiving

I was hoping that someone might be able to suggest a place to get a reasonably traditional Thanksgiving dinner in NYC (we are staying in the Lower East Side, so a place nearby would be great). We...
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