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Jan 13th 2018, 8:01 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 590
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Jan 13th 2018, 7:15 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Approx. timescale

Hi everyone,
Looking for anyone who has recently received permanent residency via employment route.
Receipt date is December 2016. RFE requested December 2017 and paperwork submitted to attorney...
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2016, 2:27 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: UK teacher --> Chicago schools / education sector

I understand that, I was trying to point out that finding a sponsor by a inner city school district would be very very difficult. Getting US certified in an area such as ESL would be a huge advantage.
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2016, 1:22 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: UK teacher --> Chicago schools / education sector

I work in the schools system in Metro Detroit, so not Chicago.
My input, having just witnessed the hiring process.
Troy School District is a GOOD district in Michigan, we received over 3000...
Forum: USA
Apr 6th 2016, 7:08 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 16,055
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: When does it get easier? Unhappy in Michigan.

I've been in SE Michigan for almost 4 years and , yes, it does get better! We are from newcastle, so have strong accents as well. I've been asked if I'm Australian, South African, New Zealand and...
Forum: USA
Feb 25th 2016, 9:50 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,198
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: Moving to Ann Arbor

I am a school secretary in Troy. You need to make sure you have valid EAD as companies want you to start almost immediately, so I would recommend having it before you apply for anything. Finding an...
Jan 2nd 2015, 7:25 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 578
Posted By Bayleaf_01

L2 EAD question

I need some help from someone with L2 / EAD status.

We will have been here 3 years in May. I have L2 visa to go with DH L1A. My initial EAD was valid for 2 years. I renewed it last year and it...
Oct 4th 2014, 9:20 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Angry EAD Dates

This is more of a vent and frustration at the system.....

I just received my renewed EAD in the post. Instead of the 2 year renewal date I was expecting (based on the dates of the original EAD),...
May 20th 2014, 7:34 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 5,509
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: How old were your kids when you moved, and how did they handle it?

My 4th grader's teacher said he has had a positive influence on the class and their manners!!
Neither of them were teased, it seemed to help them make friends - everyone wants to be friends with...
Forum: USA
Apr 11th 2014, 12:24 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,308
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: Cellhphone Hellphone!

I'll be honest and admit, I haven't read every reply. Here is my 2p.

We arrived on L1a visa's almost 2 years ago. The company that moved us had a business contract with Verizon. We walked into...
Forum: USA
Feb 13th 2014, 8:43 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: Flying from Canada

Thanks everyone.

For us it will save (1 adult and 2 kids) over $1500 to fly from Toronto compared to flying from Detroit. The routes are different and we wouldn't have to pay mainland Europe...
Forum: USA
Feb 12th 2014, 11:27 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: 2013 Taxes - Claiming children

Quick update
Applied for ITIN's with the help of an authorized agent as Michigan does not have IRS office capable of doing it!
Was told it would take at least 16 weeks to get numbers.
Sent in...
Forum: USA
Feb 12th 2014, 11:15 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,547
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: How long did it take you to buy your 1st house?

We built a house last year. Had less than a year of credit history when we started the process. Qualified for FHA loan with no problems, but as we had 20% deposit, we took a conventional loan...
Forum: USA
Feb 12th 2014, 11:10 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Flying from Canada

OK peeps, I need your help.

I am going to take the kids back to England in the summer and I am starting to look at flights.
Myself and the 2 kids have L2 visa's valid till 2017, but stamped until...
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2014, 9:34 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: 2013 Taxes - Claiming children

OK, I just re-did the Turbo Tax and it will be definitely be worth re-filing. I think I will ask H&R Block for help!!
Can't believe the tax office told me not to include them!!

Thanks everyone,...
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2014, 9:00 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: 2013 Taxes - Claiming children

Thanks, any idea if it will be worth the $99-$149 fee for H&R Block to file the amendment???
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2014, 8:42 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By Bayleaf_01

2013 Taxes - Claiming children

Hello,

I am REALLY confused. I need to get my kids ITIN numbers so can claim them as dependents for our tax return. I tried to get the numbers when we first arrived in the US in May 2012 and was...
Dec 5th 2013, 10:01 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 5,509
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: How old were your kids when you moved, and how did they handle it?

As yes - Pokemon, the savior of little boys across the nation!!
Dec 3rd 2013, 10:38 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 5,509
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: How old were your kids when you moved, and how did they handle it?

My two were 7 and 6. That was 18 months ago. They also had 16 weeks out of school, as we moved mid May and couldn't get them registered for school quick enough before the summer vacation started....
Forum: USA
Nov 20th 2013, 10:40 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: Cheapest way to transfer money?

I used the Post Office International Transfers earlier this year. Found them cheaper than XE and much better exchange rate than the Halifax.
Forum: USA
Nov 19th 2013, 4:51 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,806
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: 529 Savings

Thank you.
I guess I wasn't sure if we are classed as resident aliens with the L1a visa being non-immigrant.
Forum: USA
Nov 19th 2013, 3:21 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,806
Posted By Bayleaf_01

529 Savings

Has anyone successfully managed to setup a 529 college savings fund BEFORE their Green Cards came through?
We are on L1a/L2 visas, but will be having them converted to green cards. With a 9 year old...
Forum: USA
Aug 21st 2013, 12:19 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 5,376
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: This new NBC soccer channel then

My husband spent most of Saturday tweeting NBC that their live up to the minute tweet updates didn't include the score! They were reporting a goal had been scored, but not including what the score...
Forum: USA
Aug 12th 2013, 1:07 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 3,929
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: Kids Accents

I have two kids born and bread in Newcastle. We have been in Michigan for just over a year. My (almost) 9 year old son is still a Geordie with a smattering of US terms and he has gone from Zed to...
Forum: USA
Jul 19th 2013, 1:05 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 4,138
Posted By Bayleaf_01

Re: The English accent...how popular (if at all) is it in the US?

My husband was told soon after starting his job here that he could handle the discipline as it sounded much better in an English accent.
We live in Michigan where there is a big immigrant...
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