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Jan 30th 2020, 8:12 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: Anyone been to Canada instead of London to change status?

My wife renewed her L1B in Toronto in January 2018. We drove up, stopping at Niagra falls at the weekend. Her appointment was on the Monday. She was in and out in less than 30 minutes. We only...
Forum: USA
Jan 5th 2020, 12:29 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 8,615
Posted By Karlosthecackle

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

Yep, just packed it all in my checked bag/roller duffel mixed in/wrapped in clothing. Has to be about the 10th time i've brought stuff like this back with no issues.
Forum: USA
Jan 2nd 2020, 7:01 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 8,615
Posted By Karlosthecackle

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

I just got home after 2 weeks in the UK. I took an extra bag with me and brought back:

Jaffa Cakes
Coleman's cooking thingys (Spagbol, chilli, shepherds pie, etc.) These are $3 each in the US and...
Forum: Meet-ups
Jan 2nd 2020, 6:48 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: Philadelphia area Brits?!

Hi Kathryn

My wife and I are in Lansdale. Been here almost 5 years but both from Portsmouth UK originally.

BR

Karl
Forum: USA
Jan 2nd 2020, 6:45 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 7,617
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: US salary

I rent in PA. i don't pay property tax. OP mentioned tax for schools, etc. I think they are referring to the township/local government tax that is deducted from your paycheck. In PA I pay...
Jan 2nd 2020, 6:34 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: L-1A to green card

Similar situation to Robtuck. Started L1A to EB1C in September 2018 and I485 was filed in October. Our lawyers also said it could be up to another year. VISA Bulletin this month though suggests...
Forum: USA
Dec 12th 2019, 8:25 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: Transfering money

Moved here in March 2015 and have used transferwise every month since then to move money/pay bills and ex-wife. Easy to use and much more reasonable fee than the US banks
Aug 12th 2019, 2:56 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 23,681
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: L-1a to Green Card processing route?

Thanks. Do you think it's likely the date for filing will still move forward? I'm guessing if we can at least submit our AOS with a advanced parole/EAD request that should be enough to cover my...
Aug 12th 2019, 2:40 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 23,681
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: L-1a to Green Card processing route?

I think i might be in the same boat.

My i-140 was submitted in August 2018 and approved in November so I've been watching the visa bulletins every month. I'm in the fifth year of my L1A so can...
Jul 18th 2018, 4:54 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 23,681
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: L-1a to Green Card processing route?

I took a look at the bulletin thing. I'm a bit confused by the whole year thing..

EB-1: All countries except India and China retrogress to May 1, 2016, effective immediately. EB-1 China and...
Jul 18th 2018, 1:23 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 23,681
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: L-1a to Green Card processing route?

Damn, reading this thread I can see moving from L1A to GC (EB-1C) is going to take a while!

First call about it with company immigration lawyers this afternoon... They will begin the process after...
Jul 18th 2018, 1:03 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: I'm on L1A.18 year old son wants to move to US to live with me. What are my opti

Thank you all so much for your replies. This forum has always been, and continues to be a vital source of information in my US adventures! For some reason i wasn't getting email notifications and...
May 7th 2018, 7:18 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: I'm on L1A.18 year old son wants to move to US to live with me. What are my opti

Apologies i should've done more research before posting here.

L2 is up to 21 so he should be good. Now to find out if the company is happy to fund it! :S
May 7th 2018, 7:13 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By Karlosthecackle

I'm on L1A.18 year old son wants to move to US to live with me. What are my options?

Hi Everyone,

I'm in my 4th year here in the US, recently extended my L1A back in November and the firm will start me on GC in year 5.

My eldest son turned 18 in April. He has recently started...
Forum: USA
Oct 25th 2017, 3:46 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: Relocation agents

I had a relocation agent as part of my expat move during my week "recce" visit. He was very helpful in finding me somewhere to live, getting me a bank account, SSN, etc. It didn't cost me anything...
Forum: USA
Oct 25th 2017, 1:37 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,059
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: Transferring Driving Licence

Even if you could transfer your driving license there is no reciprocity for HGV to CDL certifications. Driving a commercial vehicle in the US is very different to driving in the UK.

I think there...
Oct 20th 2017, 8:47 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,668
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: L1 VISA Renewal - Any idea of time needed?

Thanks for the heads up Fred. Will be going to Toronto with my girlfriend in Feb to renew her L1 and was planning on staying there until it's ready for pick up
Oct 17th 2017, 7:03 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,496
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: I-94 Expiring but L1A still valid - what renewal is needed?

when i quizzed our immigration lawyers on this, they said that they would need to have filed a petition for me specifically and that currently there is a 25% rejection rate when doing this in...
Oct 17th 2017, 6:59 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,668
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: L1 VISA Renewal - Any idea of time needed?

Yeah the embassy is stating anywhere between 3 and 5 days. I'm flying in on a Sunday, interview is Monday and then i'm staying at my parents until the following saturday when my return flight is...
Forum: USA
Oct 12th 2017, 7:16 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,635
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: Driving Test

I actually thought the driving test at Lego Land in Windsor was harder than the one in PA!
Forum: Meet-ups
Oct 12th 2017, 7:12 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,389
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: Anyone around the Philadelphia, PA area?

Sorry for the late reply. I'm in Lansdale
Oct 12th 2017, 7:07 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,668
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: L1 VISA Renewal - Any idea of time needed?

Thanks for the reply Millski.

I reached out to the company immigration lawyers and they confirmed that we could have gone this route, however they would have needed to file an individual petition...
Forum: USA
Oct 10th 2017, 5:25 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: ESTABLISHING CREDIT

I put a grand on a "secured" credit card with Well Fargo when i arrived in March 2015. By November they had given me back my money and switched it to a normal credit card with a higher limit.
...
Oct 10th 2017, 5:22 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,668
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: L1 VISA Renewal - Any idea of time needed?

Hi all,

Thought i'd give an update.

Immigration lawyers provided me with a new blanket petition number, but told me I had to go through the whole visa process again, EG, DS-160, Back to the...
Oct 10th 2017, 5:04 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,496
Posted By Karlosthecackle

Re: I-94 Expiring but L1A still valid - what renewal is needed?

I'm pretty much in the same boat right now. My L1A is good until 2020 but the PED is January 2018

Immigration lawyers have told me that i have to go back to the US Embassy in London and...
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