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Forum: USA
Jun 4th 2012, 2:04 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 4,746
Posted By gemmabl

Re: Practical things you wished you'd done/not done before you moved to the US

We got rid of our DVDs and video games before coming here, and later realized we could get converters for everything. That was a regret.
Jun 2nd 2012, 9:47 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 6,276
Posted By gemmabl

Re: L1 Visa Advise - Criminal Record

I'm don't know about New York law, or how your company operates, but my mom works in banking and they do conduct background checks of employees. What's the possibility that even if you do make it...
Forum: USA
Jun 2nd 2012, 8:57 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By gemmabl

Re: Where should to go in US?

Don't forget Kansas! We have the largest ball of twine.
Forum: USA
May 31st 2012, 3:48 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 4,138
Posted By gemmabl

Re: School entry age in Houston

Yes, schools are based on where you live in the city - and the school your children would go to is not necessarily the closest school. You could live in a great neighborhood, and your kids might be...
Forum: USA
May 29th 2012, 8:00 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,664
Posted By gemmabl

Re: Looking to move to US - advice on location needed

I would suggest Denver. It's clean(ish), the people are more health-conscious than most other places, there are lots of outdoor activities (skiing, hiking), and it's quite cosmopolitan for a...
May 29th 2012, 7:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By gemmabl

Re: ANY HELP APPRECIATED

All lawyers will cost an arm and a leg, but since you've already spent years of stress on this a good lawyer might be worth the money at this point.

I had good luck with one particularly...
May 24th 2012, 7:52 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 5,609
Posted By gemmabl

Re: US job offer and visa confusion!

This varies a lot from school to school. My university wouldn't let me pay anything but the international student rate until I had my green card. My brother's college (which was less than 20 miles...
May 24th 2012, 5:06 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 5,609
Posted By gemmabl

Re: US job offer and visa confusion!

Why would the H-4 restrictions vary from person to person?
May 24th 2012, 4:52 pm
Replies: 148
Views: 10,598
Posted By gemmabl

Re: Only took 10 years but...

We have blue jays and cardinals in our trees, and plenty of racoons and possums that go through our trash cans and leave a big mess.

And there's a rare bald eagle nest about a mile from our house.
Forum: USA
May 24th 2012, 3:51 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,233
Posted By gemmabl

Re: utilities - gas and electric -bills

2200 sq ft home in Wichita, KS, no pool, with A/C, gas heat, and gas water heater. The house is almost 100 years old, and built like a rock - much thicker and more energy efficient building materials...
May 24th 2012, 2:45 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 5,609
Posted By gemmabl

Re: US job offer and visa confusion!

I was on an H-4 visa for several years, and it didn't stop me from going to school - two years of high school, and a year of university. I switched to an F-1 my second year of university so I could...
Forum: USA
May 23rd 2012, 7:23 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,036
Posted By gemmabl

Re: UK driving license

What if you explained to them the situation, and how you have been continually licensed for more than a year and show them proof of both licenses?

I typically read that rule as "you must have...
May 23rd 2012, 7:07 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,328
Posted By gemmabl

Re: L1B Visa - Degree Required?

It's been several years, but when my family came over (job transfer for my dad) the lawyer thought it was best to prove that my dad had the equivalent of a bachelors degree. Even though he had over...
May 21st 2012, 3:03 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By gemmabl

Re: america for a year ????

What you want to do doesn't sound feasible, but I want to give some advice from a different perspective if you do manage to find a way.

Please DON'T move you 11 year old and 15 year old kids here...
May 18th 2012, 10:06 pm
Replies: 910
Views: 126,059
Posted By gemmabl

Re: N-400 Post your individual journey please! v.2011

I'm done! Oath Ceremony was this morning, and I'm now a US citizen!

The ceremony was VERY long and uncomfortable. There were 152 candidates (from 42 countries) to get through, plus a middle-school...
May 17th 2012, 2:05 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,446
Posted By gemmabl

Re: Sports writer wanting to work in USA

I came here on vacation a few years before moving permanently, and it's like day and night.

Anything could surprise you, and it's also going to depend on which part of the US you plan to live in....
May 17th 2012, 1:44 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,640
Posted By gemmabl

Re: The photo one submits with the N-400

My husband took my photos with his cell phone (against a white wall), and I printed them on photo paper on a regular home printer. They were accepted, and it didn't cost us anything. I'll know...
May 15th 2012, 3:39 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,446
Posted By gemmabl

Re: Sports writer wanting to work in USA

I not sure from your posts exactly how much time you have spent in the US, and that will make a huge difference. This is a wonderful country to live in, but you do sacrifice a lot when moving here...
May 15th 2012, 3:21 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By gemmabl

Re: Flying domestically in US with processing visa question/help

I second what Bella said - get a State issued ID card, even if you don't need a drivers license. Not only is there a risk of losing your passport, but it might confuse some people at a small,...
May 15th 2012, 2:12 pm
Replies: 910
Views: 126,059
Posted By gemmabl

Re: N-400 Post your individual journey please! v.2011

Good luck at your interview! I was freaking out about it too, but it was such a breeze in the end. It only lasted 15 minutes. I just dressed business casual, and the agent interviewing me was pretty...
May 9th 2012, 7:40 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By gemmabl

Oath Ceremony

I have my citizenship oath ceremony next Friday, and in the letter I received it listed some documents I need to take with me. It asked for my last reentry document, which I assume is the I-94. I...
May 2nd 2012, 8:38 pm
Replies: 910
Views: 126,059
Posted By gemmabl

Re: N-400 Post your individual journey please! v.2011

Here's my experience:

Sent in the N-400 document and supporting documents on January 26 I think (express certified mail). Received a text message and email that they received it the following...
May 2nd 2012, 3:07 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By gemmabl

Re: N-400 Address question

I just went through the citizenship process (minus the oath ceremony which is coming soon), and I didn't even realize I had to update my address when I moved until I saw your post! I have moved three...
May 2nd 2012, 2:53 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,470
Posted By gemmabl

Re: Citizenship interview

Just wanted to give an update.

I had my citizenship interview last week, and everything went well. The agent (officer?) was very friendly, and had spent over 10 years in the UK with the military....
Apr 25th 2012, 5:19 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,470
Posted By gemmabl

Re: Citizenship interview

Thanks for the answers.

I knew someone who went through the citizenship process about 20 years ago, and her English skills weren't tested, but things have changed since then.

I can't image any...
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