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Forum: USA
Yesterday, 10:46 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: SS Card

leave it 6 weeks and then either try to get someone on the phone or go to a local office. They won't want to know until then.
Feb 24th 2020, 6:36 pm
Replies: 218
Views: 29,223
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Gizza Job

Well, I'm hoping this whole gig economy rip-off is coming to an end.
In the old days, a freelancer/independant consultant or whatever would be paid more to offset the costs involved in being self...
Feb 24th 2020, 3:27 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: **** **** ****

Sorry you had such a scary experience kimilseung.

Not at all condoning gun use in the USA but this report from pbs.org may be somewhat reassuring....
Forum: USA
Feb 22nd 2020, 7:46 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Free Bank Account for L2 Spouse?

I'm getting déjà vu here.
I don't know how many times I have posted this but with Chase the issue is NOT lack of SSN, it is lack of proof of address. The Federal regulations are the lowest standard...
Forum: USA
Feb 22nd 2020, 7:07 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 4,663
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Mobile phone switch over...

I have a t-mobile plan that costs me $130 for 3 lines, 2gbs of data each line and $15 for stateside only international calling and texting. My data usage is peanuts, as is my eldest daughter's. ...
Feb 22nd 2020, 6:22 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 3,730
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Seeing if We have a chance

The first table was for all immigrants.
Feb 22nd 2020, 6:05 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: 23 years old thinking about moving back

You're 23 years old and far too young to be stuck... no family there, no mortgage. Just be open to opportunities elsewhere and maybe outside France? It's so hard to get a job there, much less one...
Feb 22nd 2020, 3:47 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 3,730
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Seeing if We have a chance

Well, the UK doesn't qualify for diversity lottery in case so that would explain why there isn't much of that going on here...
The figures about where everyone comes from is here...
Forum: USA
Feb 22nd 2020, 3:28 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,168
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Qualifying for renting prior to landing in the US

If you knew about this at all you would know that it is the renter who coughs up in NYC.
There have been a few startups that attempted to bypass the realtor/broker situation doing the applicant...
Forum: USA
Feb 22nd 2020, 3:19 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 4,663
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Mobile phone switch over...

Thank you for the update. :thumbup:
Good to know that this is working for you - I frequently have EU/UK clients that are somewhat shocked at the cost of cellphone service over here.

Credit score...
Feb 22nd 2020, 2:46 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 3,730
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Seeing if We have a chance

I was wondering about this on a national scale ( not just BE )
2019 figures:
Total visas issued 462,422
Family based 377,522
Employment based 28,528
Diversity lottery 44,882
Certain Iraqis or...
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2020, 11:50 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,017
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: International Driving License

Just weighing in here regarding validity of driving license...
I lived in France and my UK license was perfectly valid for use there. They can make you exchange it for a french one if you commit a...
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2020, 11:43 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,168
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Qualifying for renting prior to landing in the US

I work with private landlords all the time
The way things work here is that the tenant doesn't pay the fees and the landlord gets charged 1 month's rent by a realtor for finding and screening a new...
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2020, 11:31 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,168
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Qualifying for renting prior to landing in the US

where I live, lease approvals take at least 48 hours to come through - longer when there is no credit history/score/background to check since that usually has to be written off by a manager. Hardly...
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2020, 11:18 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,168
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Qualifying for renting prior to landing in the US

The opening of a bank account is now the personal banker ticking boxes on a screen.
The terms are "primary" and "secondary" id and they are very specific about what they will accept. In my...
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2020, 10:50 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Moving liquor collection to USA

your company HR "suggests" they won't cover the costs?? It's usually a complete no-no.
Amongst my french pals here in Texas - there are many stories of coveted wine collections being ruined by a...
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2020, 10:42 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,168
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Qualifying for renting prior to landing in the US

ssn or no - ssn. You will get the W8 until you become tax resident in the USA if you have an account that pays even the teensiest bit of interest. And they will send you one every single time you...
Forum: USA
Feb 18th 2020, 4:42 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,335
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: HOA's and lack of white goods in South Orange County rental properties

If I have a rental without a refrigerator - not unusual - I would ask the landlord if they would consider providing one, sometimes they do, sometimes they don't but you lose nothing by asking. ...
Forum: France
Feb 18th 2020, 12:53 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Travel Insurance (medical) for 170 days?

my kids have used https://www.worldnomads.co.uk/travel-insurance
Forum: USA
Feb 17th 2020, 2:58 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Pet insurance - California

our vet is pushing this careplan https://vcahospitals.com/find-a-hospita (https://vcahospitals.com/find-a-hospital)l
I'd rather just put the money aside to pay for regular care though.
...
Forum: USA
Feb 17th 2020, 2:53 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,335
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: HOA's and lack of white goods in South Orange County rental properties

you can rent washer/dryers/refrigerators very easily. It's very popular for people in apartments where they aren't already provided and for people newly arrived. You rent month-to-month,...
Feb 17th 2020, 12:00 am
Replies: 67
Views: 3,730
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Seeing if We have a chance

I agree with some of this - a lot of my work is moving people from California to Austin!
But the timeline of 10 years?? He's a very experienced technician with up to date skills in a fast growing...
Forum: USA
Feb 16th 2020, 10:40 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Driving restriction

Driving rules are determined by each State. Which State are you going to so that we can point you in the right direction?
Feb 16th 2020, 10:36 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 3,730
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Seeing if We have a chance

This is true.... I did exactly this in the UK for an American based company. It was very specialised and my background was perfect for them. Although it has to be said that not everyone with tech...
Feb 16th 2020, 10:24 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 3,730
Posted By petitefrancaise

Re: Seeing if We have a chance

I don't know - but knowing Ed I would think he has at least looked into it. Ask them.
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