Go Back  British Expats > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

 
Search: Posts Made By: Chrisdc
Showing results 1 to 25 of 277
Search took 0.20 seconds.
Sep 25th 2018, 4:57 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,540
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: EB1-A Visa - for extraordinary ability

I’ve done this. My lawyer recommended “testing the waters” with an O1 first. She felt that if we had no problems getting that approved, an EB1A should work out fine.

It took a while to gather the...
Forum: USA
Aug 23rd 2018, 4:59 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,638
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: Moving to California. Advice regarding preschool needed!

I have two kids in preschool in Encino, Los Angeles. Happy to share recos if you are in this area.
Forum: USA
Jan 12th 2017, 8:46 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 5,205
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: California bound - April 2017

Ah right. In that case he will be able to work on smaller, non-union projects (usually TV promos, music videos indy features etc...) but may need to join the union before getting work on scripted TV...
Forum: USA
Jan 12th 2017, 8:20 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 5,205
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: California bound - April 2017

An advertising art director, or a motion graphics, After Effects whiz sort of person?

If he is working for an ad agency, then perhaps he needs to be union - don't know much about that.

If he is...
Forum: USA
Jan 11th 2017, 10:57 pm
Replies: 129
Views: 11,239
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: What's up with the Bread here?!!

I found one loaf at Trader Joes that has no sugar, honey or corn syrup. Can't remember the name, it looks like half a loaf and is called french country bread or something. Will take a picture next...
Forum: USA
Jan 11th 2017, 10:52 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 5,205
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: California bound - April 2017

There is plenty of non-union TV work in Los Angeles! What does he do specifically?
Forum: USA
Oct 19th 2016, 6:29 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,725
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: Living on Jersey Shore and commuting to Lower Manhattan

If he works on Wall Street, look into the Seastreak ferry from Atlantic Highlands. It's super-pricey, but a friend did it for a couple of years and loved it.
Forum: USA
Oct 11th 2016, 4:36 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 9,836
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: No idea where to start - moving from UK to coastal California

Unfortunately driving is a part of life in LA - and hard to avoid. I would recommend de-prioritizing the cycling to work thing. Find a community where the schools are good, the neighbors don't all...
Forum: USA
Oct 11th 2016, 4:26 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 9,836
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: No idea where to start - moving from UK to coastal California

Some areas to look at -
Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, The peninsula on Marina Del Rey (Speedway,) Playa Del Rey and the east side of Santa Monica away from the tourists...

Brentwood is really...
Forum: USA
Sep 22nd 2016, 8:55 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,774
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: Best supermarkets like home in and around Thousand Oaks, CA

Oh - are they still open? I'd heard Fresh and Easy had closed down. Which is a shame - I was a fan!
Forum: USA
Sep 19th 2016, 3:22 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: Self Employment Questions (with CR1 Visa)

It's actually super-easy. If you are working as a freelancer, you don't need to do anything special. You can be a sole proprietor just using your personal Social Security Number.

You will need to...
Forum: USA
Sep 19th 2016, 6:02 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,774
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: Best supermarkets like home in and around Thousand Oaks, CA

There's a British food shop in Tarzana - not too far away:
www.facebook.com/Oh-Fancy-That

Trader Joes carries Dubliner cheddar and Kerrygold butter and is about the cheapest of the grocery...
Aug 30th 2016, 2:26 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,812
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: O-1 to EB1/2 - any success stories?

Also did this. Paperwork was about double. Lawyer recommend whole new set of reco letters - which took six months to gather. Much cajoling and nagging...
Jul 4th 2016, 4:19 am
Replies: 55
Views: 4,854
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: Where to even start...

One thing to bear in mind is that if you are really unhappy in England, you will most likely find plenty of reasons to be unhappy in California. Despite the sunny outward appearance, it's not the...
Forum: USA
Jun 21st 2016, 3:20 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: APC Machines and Greencards

In the early days of Global Entry they would let you do a walk up if you happened to be passing through the airport. Maybe worth calling your local office and asking about taking a cancellation or...
Jun 20th 2016, 8:50 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: EB-1 = How Long?

My entire process took 18 months. An initial 6 months of gathering letters of recommendation, press coverage, awards, etc.. We filed non-premium I-140 at the beginning of January 2011, it was...
Jun 19th 2016, 7:12 am
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: EB-1 = How Long?

Are you doing concurrent I-140 and I-485?

The website Trackitt.com can give you an idea of current processing times.

FWIW I was personally advised against premium processing as it may not...
Jun 17th 2016, 3:39 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,586
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: Question about UK 01 Visa Application for the USA...

Oh - just spotted this.

Find a USC friend, form a partnership and incorporate your own production company in CA and have that entity sponsor your O1.

C
Jun 17th 2016, 3:35 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,586
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: Question about UK 01 Visa Application for the USA...

I would suggest getting quotes from at least two other, similar, agents before you confirmation bias yourself into a tricky situation. There is a steady flow of entertainment-based O1s heading to LA,...
Jun 16th 2016, 4:12 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,586
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: Question about UK 01 Visa Application for the USA...

I would recommend a second opinion with an immigration attorney. I can recommend mine!
Jun 14th 2016, 3:24 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,497
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: Have I considered every option? L-2, E-1, O-1 etc

One thing to be aware of - I believe no-one will offer you a gig before you are actually living in the US. There may be special cases, but I would expect that to be more at the 250K salary level....
Jun 14th 2016, 2:15 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,497
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: Have I considered every option? L-2, E-1, O-1 etc

There are a lot of O1s in advertising. You do need a sponsor. The bar is not as high as it may seem, especially if you have a portfolio of nationally-recognized work, industry awards, press coverage...
May 10th 2016, 8:02 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,805
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: I'm so naive...

Are you sure? My sister-in-law is doing it right now, about to start OPT after a year on F-1. I'll ask her later for the details.
May 10th 2016, 7:01 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,805
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: I'm so naive...

Perhaps take a year's course of study in NY or LA, get a student visa that allows part time work/OPT, build up your contacts and do some part time work in the film/broadcast industry. You'll find out...
Apr 27th 2016, 8:15 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,244
Posted By Chrisdc

Re: Upcoming O1 & O3 visa interview

You are supporting your husband financially.

I would not get into a conversation about him looking for work. On an O3 he cannot work.

It's been said a million times before - just answer the...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 277
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.