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Forum: USA
Dec 11th 2013, 7:46 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By avanutria

Re: Movers International - any opinions???

If you will be staying in the same general area of the US, you could also have the goods stored stateside. We priced storage units in the UK and the US and the US ones were MUCH cheaper, but we...
Forum: USA
Sep 15th 2013, 1:08 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,314
Posted By avanutria

Re: Baby seat or not for 9month old travelling from USA to UK

Bear in mind that if your car seat says it is supposed to be rear facing for a child of that age (which it should), you must install it rear facing on the plane as well. It's VERY important for kids...
Sep 6th 2013, 3:10 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By avanutria

Re: PLEASE HELP ME? CONFUSED?

Congratulations on your pregnancy.

My first questions to you are: Does your fiance have good health insurance, and will he be able to get you onto it easily once you are married?

If he does...
Forum: USA
Sep 3rd 2013, 9:29 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By avanutria

Re: Naturalized in Portland? A question:

Ah, excellent. (That'll teach me to read the footnotes!) Thanks!
Forum: USA
Sep 3rd 2013, 8:12 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By avanutria

Question Naturalized in Portland? A question:

DH is taking his citizenship test later this month at the Portland OR USCIS office. He has a morning appointment.

The USCIS website says "The Portland Field Office conducts Judicial Ceremonies...
Aug 23rd 2013, 8:02 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By avanutria

Re: DH applying for Citizenship

Yesterday we got a letter telling him a list of what items to bring to the interview. It didn't actually say when the interview appointment would be, so we are guessing that notice will come soon......
Forum: USA
Jul 22nd 2013, 6:14 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By avanutria

Re: Civics test

Here's a page with exemption information:

http://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/HTML/PolicyManual-Volume12-PartE-Chapter2.html

There is a special consideration regarding age for the civics test but...
Forum: USA
Jul 18th 2013, 4:21 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By avanutria

Re: Advice needed - not enough time to make connection??

How close are your seats to the front of the plane? Every person deplaning in front of you is a potential person in line ahead of you. When we flew in to Seattle we were toward the front so were...
Forum: USA
Jul 17th 2013, 9:17 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,533
Posted By avanutria

Re: Pregnant but no health insurance

I was perhaps not clear that I was replying as an addendum to Rete's message two above me, where she commented that midwifery is available in Mississippi. I was not advocating a home birth instead...
Forum: USA
Jul 17th 2013, 5:48 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,533
Posted By avanutria

Re: Pregnant but no health insurance

If you're in Northern Georgia and can get to Tennessee, this might be an option for you:

http://www.thefarmmidwives.org/

The founder of this facility is VERY highly regarded in the midwifery...
Jun 4th 2013, 6:50 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By avanutria

Re: Birth Abroad to One Citizen

The USC needs to be there already or arrive at the same time as OP but she doesn't have to stay there after he has entered, does she? She can return to Egypt and reunite with the kids until their...
Jun 4th 2013, 6:48 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By avanutria

Re: DH applying for Citizenship

Appointment was yesterday and went smoothly. 1 PM appointment, got there at 12 PM (since he had to drive a long time to get there and built in extra travel time), and was seen early and done by...
Forum: USA
May 28th 2013, 1:56 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By avanutria

Re: How do you secure an apartment in th US?

We did this in 2009, contacted about a dozen apartment complexes in the area till we found one that would do it. They ran a credit check on me (the USC) and I had good credit. We got a...
May 24th 2013, 9:57 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By avanutria

Re: DH applying for Citizenship

Huh, really? Interesting! He's a stay at home dad so I'll need to take the day off no matter which day he goes, though, but that will be useful for others to know.
May 21st 2013, 5:34 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By avanutria

Re: DH applying for Citizenship

Thanks Rene!

DH got a letter yesterday, his biometrics appointment is Monday June 3rd. That's a lot quicker than we expected. I'm going to take the day off work to watch the baby so DH can run...
May 18th 2013, 9:32 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By avanutria

Re: DH applying for Citizenship

So it's just fingerprinting? No medical component like for the visa, right?
May 18th 2013, 2:22 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By avanutria

Re: DH applying for Citizenship

Today DH got a Form I-797C Notice of Action. It says:



After rereading it a couple of times we have determined that "please verify..." just means read it over and see if it's correct, not get...
May 16th 2013, 9:43 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By avanutria

Re: DH applying for Citizenship

Timeline thus far. We mailed in the packet on May 4th. On May 13th DH got an email confirming receipt, and our check has been cashed.
Apr 30th 2013, 8:54 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By avanutria

Re: DH applying for Citizenship

Good to know, thanks! Maybe we will aim to have an overnight stay in Portland - either for a next day ceremony or for the night before a morning interview.
Apr 30th 2013, 5:37 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By avanutria

Re: DH applying for Citizenship

Yeah, I got them from USCIS and then added in the correct answers for our state representatives. Good to know that we get a copy at the biometrics too.
Apr 30th 2013, 5:18 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By avanutria

Re: DH applying for Citizenship

I did check the application (N-400) instructions and it told me to check the Guide to Citizenship :D
Apr 30th 2013, 5:10 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By avanutria

Re: DH applying for Citizenship

Ah, thanks. Found the locator function of the website and it looks like we will indeed be going to Portland for it. I'll give DH the choice of going alone or having me and the baby come along for...
Apr 30th 2013, 5:08 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By avanutria

Re: DH applying for Citizenship

Oh, and I remember now a question that I had, though I am reasonably sure I know the answer. Although the questions on the N-400 refer to "trips in the past five years" etc, we just answer them in...
Apr 30th 2013, 5:05 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By avanutria

Re: DH applying for Citizenship

I knew someone would say that, lol. Thanks for the reminder to check the document checklist in the back of the M-476 Guide to Naturalization. No mention of applicant passport there at all.
Apr 30th 2013, 4:46 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By avanutria

DH applying for Citizenship

The final stage is upon us...DH will be applying for his citizenship soon. We hit three years residency last December. I'll post on our progress in this thread for anyone who is headed toward...
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