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Jul 15th 2015, 11:43 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,979
Posted By IlAlfie

Deleted posts littering a thread in the US Imm. Forum

You seem to spend a lot of time saying why this explanation isn't possible but you don't actually come up with any explanation other than 'I say it's not right.'

When you've your law degree with...
Jul 15th 2015, 1:03 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,979
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: Emigrate from London UK to New York, US

I agree, it's very grey and the rationale isn't clear but them's the rules!
Jul 15th 2015, 12:30 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,979
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: Emigrate from London UK to New York, US

But I don't think it is. After all, what is the substantive reason why you can't do remote work in the US under the VWP? There are many reasons, I'm sure but I think this is one/some of them. This...
Jul 14th 2015, 3:31 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,979
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: Emigrate from London UK to New York, US

I think that's probably true. It's what I was told by an immigration attorney when I looked into consulting in the US when I held a B-2.

So there! Keep taking them happy pills...
Forum: USA
Jul 14th 2015, 2:14 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: Pet Transport

Try petmove.com or pet-express.com (I think they are the same company). I just transported the cat from San Francisco to NYC and they were 50% cheaper than the competitor. I actually also used them...
Jul 14th 2015, 1:31 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,979
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: Emigrate from London UK to New York, US

To put it simply, you both need to apply for a job in NYC. Problem is, chances of even getting a phone interview, let alone the job, are virtually nil because unless you are THE most amazing...
Jul 13th 2015, 10:51 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: London 18 Aug vs Belfast 3 Aug: what would you do?

I didn't ever go to the Belfast consulate but looks like you'll need an overnight stay there to make the timings work. I wouldn't risk trying to fly there that morning in case you missed the...
Jul 13th 2015, 10:43 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: London 18 Aug vs Belfast 3 Aug: what would you do?

And how is old is your school aged child? If they're really young I don't think they're going to miss a lot in a couple of weeks. It's not like they'll never catch up with colouring in or napping...
Jul 13th 2015, 10:41 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: London 18 Aug vs Belfast 3 Aug: what would you do?

I don't remember, what does it say on your appointment? I seem to remember something about not arriving TOO early as they wouldn't admit you to the consulate - is that right?....The queues in London...
Jul 13th 2015, 10:33 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: London 18 Aug vs Belfast 3 Aug: what would you do?

Belfast can be nice....for a day trip! Where do you live in the UK? I remember toying with this when we were booking our London consulate appointment. In the end I stuck to London as it was just...
Jul 13th 2015, 5:43 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: Gay equality, visa changes

You still need to turf up to the register office though. But seemed simple according to that couple who did it last year.
Jul 13th 2015, 5:23 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: Gay equality, visa changes

There is.



It doesn't seem to be that way now but I hazily remember not being able to satisfy the US residency requirements for NY state on a B-2. Could be completely wrong!


Marriage is...
Jul 13th 2015, 3:48 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: Gay equality, visa changes

When he first went for the NYC job he got an L-1B and I got a B-2 co-habitation visa (also the visa used for domestic servants...he got a laugh out of that for 2 years)! We had had a civil...
Jul 13th 2015, 3:35 pm
Replies: 159
Views: 9,809
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: Would you have come to America ...

I moved to Italy without speaking Italian. I was a bit naive maybe, or a wee bit arrogant that I'd pick it all up very quickly. While the big bosses spoke English, all of my colleagues had very...
Jul 13th 2015, 3:12 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: Gay equality, visa changes

Yip, everything fine if same sex couple. Being married makes dependent visas a lot easier (this is true for all couples). I just got my green card following on from my same sex partner's employment...
Forum: USA
Jul 8th 2015, 4:24 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: Capital Gains Tax UK Rental Property

We sold our London flat at the end of 2013 but for UK tax purposes, the rules have changed recently. There is now only 18 months of personal exemption of a rental property that you once lived in i.e....
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2015, 7:12 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,894
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: NYC: Real Estate Agent vs Brokers

Yes, that's kind of what we have. They give a lump sum just to defray odd costs but they receive direct bills for temp housing etc. I reckon there's some flexibility in the temp housing. See what...
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2015, 5:14 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,894
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: NYC: Real Estate Agent vs Brokers

$12K a month for a 2 bed is a bit steep.

If you've taken the lump sum I imagine you won't be restricted to their preferred suppliers. We have to use the relocation company's preferred folks...
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2015, 3:58 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,894
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: NYC: Real Estate Agent vs Brokers

You'll get a much better deal just finding your own temp housing. For example, ours was always around $250 per day for a furnished 1 bed apartment. Clearly, we could do better than that on our own...
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2015, 3:09 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 4,553
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: UK to NYC

Nutmegger's post is a great bit of advice: have your husband ask colleagues where they are living and find out if that 30 days of temp housing is firm or just a guideline....
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2015, 3:00 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,894
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: NYC: Real Estate Agent vs Brokers

The NYC rental market is pretty robust and you should be able to find somewhere in 1-2 weeks. Between tenants most landlords will paint/repair flooring etc so they are often empty and this is...
Forum: USA
Jun 26th 2015, 9:06 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,894
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: NYC: Real Estate Agent vs Brokers

We did the same when we arrived in NYC 4 years ago. We were provided a broker (at no cost to us) but we ended up in a Glenwood building which was pretty new. They were so used to dealing with...
Forum: USA
Jun 18th 2015, 6:04 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,997
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: Recommendations for Pet Travel

Another vote from Pet Air UK from me. We shipped our 2 cats over, with the Gold Package, I think. They came the day before, took them away but they went on the same BA flight as we did. The biggest...
Jun 12th 2015, 5:35 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: GC approved today

I don't remember exactly as it was my partner's PERM not mine and he's vague on details...His company had done this before so it was relatively smooth on that end. I'm going to say a 8 weeks? I...
Jun 11th 2015, 3:28 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By IlAlfie

Re: GC approved today

Sure.

PERM was filed late July 2014.
1/12/15 Labor certification approval
I-140/I-485/I-131 filed March 10th 2015, concurrent, premium processing.
I-140 approval was March 19th
Biometrics...
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