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Feb 23rd 2013, 12:15 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By Hovik

Re: Should I submit an L1-A or B application?

I have to disagree on this. You know if you're a manager or specialized worker. If in doubt, discuss it with your appointed immigration lawyer.

In my experience, lawyers prefer to file applicants...
Forum: USA
Dec 26th 2012, 6:43 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By Hovik

Re: UK electrical items.. will they work??

Converting 110V to 220V can easily be done by using a step-up volt converter, and are plentiful on Amazon.com, etc. (ex:...
Forum: USA
Dec 19th 2012, 4:36 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By Hovik

Leaving the US

After a bit over two glorious (and sometimes challenging) years in the US, I've accepted a job back home (same company), and will leave the US in a few months. We'll probably head back to the US, but...
Dec 19th 2012, 4:15 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 4,907
Posted By Hovik

Re: Same-sex partner B-2 Cohab visa

Having gone through the B2-cohab visa, I can assure you it's not as scary as it might seem. You will need to provide sufficient documentation though.

For the interview, your partner should bring :...
Forum: USA
May 3rd 2012, 4:37 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,279
Posted By Hovik

Re: Moving Companies... Who did you use?

I can recommend Graebel ( http://www.movemyhouse.com/ ). We lived way out on the countryside (the local packers had a 100 mile drive to get to our house), but they arranged with local...
Apr 25th 2012, 9:08 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By Hovik

Took a wrong turn, senteced to 7 years in jail

This story seem too incredible to be true, and there's certainly aspects of the case which are not highlighted in the article. Overall though, I'll avoid Winslow, AZ in the future....
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2012, 7:24 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 18,220
Posted By Hovik

Re: Moving a cat from the UK to USA

Regarding flying with Delta/KLM. If you plan to take a cat in cabin with KLM/Delta, make sure to call both airlines, and get everything confirmed at least 3 times in alternating order ( not kidding...
Forum: Scandinavia
Mar 13th 2012, 7:01 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 9,286
Posted By Hovik

Re: Norway or USA?

As a Norwegian currently living in the US, I have some input.

1. Where in Norway is the job offer ? ( Housing prices vary widely, and some areas have larger foreign work forces than other )
2. If...
Mar 5th 2012, 3:09 am
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By Hovik

Re: AP/visa - travel question

Thanks, it was what I assumed but good to get a second opinion, even if it's of the internet variety. I'm still in my same original position, doing the same tasks, so the L1 is still golden.
Mar 4th 2012, 4:03 am
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By Hovik

AP/visa - travel question

We've submitted our 485,131,765 for GC,etc. My wife and I have gotten our EAD/AP cards. Our children have not gotten their AP yet, still in initial process. We all have valid L1/L2 visas, which won't...
Forum: USA
Feb 6th 2012, 3:33 am
Replies: 48
Views: 16,893
Posted By Hovik

Re: which US car is most similar to Toyota Corolla Verso?

The US counterpart would be Toyota Sienna. Get used to things being different over here, and enjoy a much larger car.
Jan 27th 2012, 3:45 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By Hovik

Re: Job offer in the US but...

Some (a few) companies provide full benefits for OSDPs, but not all will cover the extra taxes incurred. Check with your employer what their policy is.
Forum: USA
Jan 27th 2012, 3:39 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,590
Posted By Hovik

Re: Can my Company charge me for costs incurred if I do not moving to the US from the

Try to get in the contract with the new employer they will cover any expenses charged to you from your former employer. Given your situation, it's a fair request.
Forum: USA
Jan 18th 2012, 10:45 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 39,719
Posted By Hovik

Re: UK cars in the US - anyone imported?

Nope. 3 series are built in Germany or South Africa. Many of their SUV variants are built in the US, the rest mostly in Germany.
Forum: USA
Jan 18th 2012, 3:14 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 39,719
Posted By Hovik

Re: UK cars in the US - anyone imported?

BMW, Mercedes, Volvo and possibly others do "European delivery". you pickup your US spec car at the factory, and drive to the shipping port. (check out your favorite brand forum, and search for ED )...
Jan 5th 2012, 8:54 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,790
Posted By Hovik

Re: Rant about British Airways!!

You got off easy. Last summer the family was flying back to the US TRF-AMS-SEA. We were bringing a cat in cabin ( was denied previously due to f.up by KLM/Delta ). Getting the cat confirmed took no...
Nov 28th 2011, 4:07 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,145
Posted By Hovik

Re: B2 advice - fiancée has H1-B

Apply for B2 on the DS-160, and set your fiancees visa approval # as sponsoring visa. I don't remember which step/page it was on, but it was possible to set sponsor when applying for B2 visa.

As...
Forum: USA
Nov 14th 2011, 3:25 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 9,532
Posted By Hovik

Re: Moving: UK to USA -> should i take electrical goods?

Bring everything which runs on 60hz. Some eletrical equipment only works at 50Hz, and will do you no good in the US. Most however will work fie on 60Hz. We're using most of our smaller appliances...
Forum: USA
Nov 11th 2011, 9:33 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,584
Posted By Hovik

Re: 6+ seater vehicles

If you decide on a Honda Odyssey, stay clear of models earlier than 05/06. The torque converter tended to fail on them every ~60k miles.

We've got a 09 Odyssey we're very happy with. It's perfect...
Nov 11th 2011, 4:57 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 5,407
Posted By Hovik

Re: Long Term Partner of an H1B visa holder

Also, finning out the DS-160 for B2, you have the possibility fill out sponsor. Enter your SO, and her I-129(?) approval #. Sponsor + approval# + sponsor company will be entered in B2 cohab visa...
Nov 7th 2011, 4:49 pm
Replies: 179
Views: 14,916
Posted By Hovik

Nov 7th 2011, 4:39 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 52,289
Posted By Hovik

Re: ESTA "Travel not Authorized" no idea why!

First step should be to call the Esta hot line, to get an idea why Esta was refused, 001-202-344-3710 available from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST, SA: http://www.usembassy.org.uk/visaservices/?p=503
Oct 20th 2011, 4:56 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,977
Posted By Hovik

Proposed "vacation home" visa

A new proposed visa would give PR-light status to families spending $500k or more on a house. Looks like this may become an easy way to get into the US.
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Forum: USA
Oct 11th 2011, 5:21 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 6,236
Posted By Hovik

Re: problem with DMV california because no SSN

Don't give up. When being refused due to lack of SSN you should have asked for two things :
- Written explanation why you were refused
- To speak with the persons manager/supervisor.
This normally...
Sep 30th 2011, 8:14 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,044
Posted By Hovik

Re: concerns- L1B female bringing male Partner on B2

+1. My (now) wife and I have had the exact same experience. Bring the all the documentation you think is required to the embassy interview, but do not get surprised if they don't ask for any.

At...
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