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Jul 7th 2020, 11:05 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By wisygreen

Re: Student visa delays?

It is especially hard for F1 students whose families live and work here on a non-immigrant visa. Some of them will have gone to school here and lived here the majority of their lives so they do not...
Forum: USA
Mar 29th 2020, 5:39 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,900
Posted By wisygreen

Re: US Coronavirus and US-style lockdowns

I am currently in Spain in a small village close to the coast. We were far removed from the pandemic until Madrid went on lock down. A huge number of Madridolians went to their second homes in our...
Forum: USA
Nov 21st 2019, 5:06 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 8,409
Posted By wisygreen

Re: What do you miss/wish you had bought more with you?

Germolene antiseptic cream and lead blacking cream and Fairy Liquid! You can get equivalents here but they just do not seem to do the job. I have brought them back with me after visits and they all...
Forum: USA
Oct 4th 2019, 3:53 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,636
Posted By wisygreen

Re: What to pack and Not to

If shipping is free I would bring everything except electrical and, as stated, replace in your own time. There is plenty to do when you first arrive without having to shop for everything. I also...
Aug 23rd 2019, 9:49 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By wisygreen

Re: E2 Visa

You could go into partnership with your son and do a joint E2 but he could only work in the company.
Forum: USA
Aug 22nd 2019, 10:12 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By wisygreen

Re: Oak furnitures - buy in UK or San Diego

Just seen you are coming to San Diego, not Florida. Not sure where I got that from. I would still wait until you get here as our little sticks of furniture look kind of stupid in our home although...
Forum: USA
Aug 21st 2019, 3:33 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By wisygreen

Re: Oak furnitures - buy in UK or San Diego

Buy it here as you are buying for room sizes and proportions you do not yet know. Also the climate is very different and may warp wood cured for cooler temperatures. If it was furniture of a...
Aug 9th 2019, 5:58 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By wisygreen

Re: E2 Visa Passport Stamp Query: Expiry Date Longer than I thought they could a

Check you I94 online. https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home as this is the date they go by. It is a good idea to check every time you travel as sometimes you are given less than 2 years online and...
Jul 12th 2019, 8:04 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,617
Posted By wisygreen

Re: B2 visa rejected

Sorry for the confusion. Yes, she has a number of issues regarding immigration to US but essentially she would have to apply for a visa and hope for a waiver if she wanted to visit. The congressmans...
Jul 12th 2019, 6:51 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,617
Posted By wisygreen

Re: B2 visa rejected

My daughter is in a similar situation, but also totally different. We were on E2, she was with us from the age of 9. When she was 20 she was given a misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia...
Apr 22nd 2019, 11:47 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By wisygreen

Re: E2 Visa

I was on E2 visa for 15 years. It is a hard visa to be on, specifically if you have children as they are not entitled to SSN's and they age out at 21. The new tax laws state you cannot claim for...
Mar 22nd 2019, 4:15 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,955
Posted By wisygreen

Re: E2 third renewal and ties to the UK

It is 4 years since our last renewal and things have changed a lot I know. We stated our plans to spend our retirement in Europe (these plans now under review due to Brexit!), our UK pension and our...
Mar 11th 2019, 7:52 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By wisygreen

Re: Is the E2 renewal application late?

Everything is a crap shoot with the E2 treaty investor visa. I know of a couple who were refused a renewal and had their current E2 cancelled in their passport. I think it was for not showing ties...
Forum: USA
Mar 8th 2019, 4:01 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 5,919
Posted By wisygreen

Re: UK > California on an E2 - Experience, living, family etc!

There is no getting away from the fact the bay area is crowded and very expensive but it depends what you are looking for as to if it is worth it. If you are used to living in an urban sprawl, or if...
Mar 6th 2019, 12:14 am
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By wisygreen

Re: Is the E2 renewal application late?

It is a difficult visa to be on. We did 3 renewals so understand your concern. To assuage some worry, one renewal our visa had expired 4 months previous to the interview but the embassy official...
Mar 4th 2019, 4:11 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By wisygreen

Re: Is the E2 renewal application late?

So long as your I94's are current you should be OK.
Forum: USA
Feb 24th 2019, 9:00 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By wisygreen

Re: Best Places for Same-Sex Family of 4 in California

We live in Folsom, just east of Sacramento. 395 is certainly a beautiful drive. I love the Sierras.
Forum: USA
Feb 22nd 2019, 3:34 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By wisygreen

Re: Best Places for Same-Sex Family of 4 in California

Are you looking for big city or rural, mountains or coast, warmer or cooler, snow or sunshine in winter. California is very diverse. I live just outside Sacramento, half way between San Francisco...
Nov 25th 2018, 5:50 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 7,351
Posted By wisygreen

Re: advice needed on moving to US with criminal record..

You could look at E2 treaty investor visa. There is a shortage of construction workers in northern California and with the distruction of so many homes by the fires they are predicting a real...
Forum: Spain
Sep 18th 2018, 5:05 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,159
Posted By wisygreen

Re: Do we change NIEs?

This should be posted on the Spain forum.
Sep 5th 2018, 4:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By wisygreen

Re: L1 visa marrying US citizen,ready to send in I-130 and I-485

Funny thing - we filed I 130 and I485 in March this year (recently naturalized daughter sponsored us from E2) and included I-131 and I-785 (EAD) at the same time. Applications were approved and...
Aug 29th 2018, 12:06 am
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By wisygreen

Re: E2 interview- what to bring?

We took a copy of our entire submission to the initial interview and subsequent renewals. We also took other documents that we did not originally submit (due to restrictions by embassy on number of...
Aug 1st 2018, 2:13 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
Posted By wisygreen

Re: Which queue at LAX with non immigrant E2 visa?

As far as I remember you do not need to "activate" an E2. But then the OP has not stated whether it is treaty investor or managerial visa, it may be different for managerial. E2 is a non immigrant...
Aug 1st 2018, 12:13 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
Posted By wisygreen

Re: Which queue at LAX with non immigrant E2 visa?

I am not sure about LAX but the distribution of lines seems to change every time I travel. However the line for E2 has always been the longest one. Recently it seems ESTA's have a different line...
Forum: USA
Jul 28th 2018, 8:06 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,273
Posted By wisygreen

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

It is a tough decision. My daughter was 9, a May birthday, and started in the August in 4th grade. She had a qick test before being placed in that grade but scored very low in math as she had not...
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