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Jul 11th 2021, 7:06 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,883
Posted By leema5

Re: Finally Received Citizenship Interview - Need to reschedule

It says that you ‘may re-schedule’ on the letter so I don’t think you have to. I just returned from the UK and they called me to tell me they needed to re-scedule because I was out of the country. ...
Dec 13th 2019, 2:16 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,759
Posted By leema5

Re: Port of Entry Experience and CR1/IR1 issue - JFK Sept 2019

I had the same situation when I entered. Applied as a CR-1 but arrived after 2 year anniversary. I too brought it to the CBP officer’s attention. She told me that it couldn’t be changed but she...
Mar 10th 2019, 5:59 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,786
Posted By leema5

Re: Obtaining a visa to teach in Miami Dade County

In the meantime, you really need to send your UK qualifications to be evaluated. I used World Education Services (WES) for this. I have a degree from a Scottish university and a PGDE also from a...
Nov 7th 2018, 3:24 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By leema5

Re: Travelling without PR card?

The was endorsed when I entered the country and not when the visa was issued, right? I feel like I should know this but I want to be sure!
Nov 7th 2018, 12:12 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By leema5

Re: Travelling without PR card?

Rete - I don’t have an infopass appointment. USCIS requested that I mail my card to them. I entered the US in April 2018 so am I correct that the 1-551 was endorsed on arrival? My visa was issued...
Nov 5th 2018, 11:27 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By leema5

Re: Travelling without PR card?

Thanks, as always!
Nov 5th 2018, 10:31 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By leema5

Travelling without PR card?

There was a mistake on my PR card when it arrived so I applied to have it replaced. USCIS have now requested the original card. I will be travelling to the UK over Christmas so I’d like to ask...
Oct 17th 2018, 9:24 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By leema5

Re: IR1 Visa, then leave USA to wind up UK stuff

I did exactly that. Went over in April this year to use my visa before it expired, then came back to the UK a week later to finalise our move. Moved over officially in July.
Forum: USA
Oct 1st 2018, 7:08 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By leema5

Forum: USA
Oct 1st 2018, 6:27 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By leema5

Joint bank account or not?

If I am trying to build up my credit rating in the US as the permanent resident - is it better for me to open an account alone or have it as a joint account with my wife ( US citizen)?
Sep 5th 2018, 2:45 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,358
Posted By leema5

Re: Moving to Miami, Florida with partner

I am also a teacher from the U.K. and just moved to Florida (I am married to a US citizen so I have permanent residency). I used a company called World Education Services (WES) to match my...
Forum: USA
Aug 24th 2018, 3:06 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 650
Posted By leema5

Re: Relocation company tidbit

It seems that it wouldn’t have mattered if I’d sent only 10 cubic feet, as it was a minimum size/ cost.
Forum: USA
Aug 22nd 2018, 6:39 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 650
Posted By leema5

Relocation company tidbit

We used Santa Fe relocation company to ship our things from Scotland to Florida. We went with them because it was very straightforward and because they were sending it on a container that wouldn’t...
Aug 10th 2018, 11:59 am
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By leema5

Re: IR1 / POE

I was able to get my passport stamped as IR-1 at POE. I showed them our marriage certificate to prove that I was 2 years married. When my green card arrived it still had the CR-1 classification. ...
Jul 30th 2018, 1:16 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By leema5

Re: IR-1 at POE but CR-1 on PR card.

Thanks for that. I filled out the I-90 and uploaded what they requested. They have updated my uscis account stating they have scheduled me a biometrics appointment. The letter has not yet...
Forum: USA
Jul 29th 2018, 6:46 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By leema5

Re: Finally relocated from UK to Florida

This is helpful to know, thanks.
Forum: USA
Jul 28th 2018, 6:29 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By leema5

Re: Finally relocated from UK to Florida

Brewing beer instead of teaching....that sounds like a fabulous idea!
Forum: USA
Jul 28th 2018, 6:24 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By leema5

Re: Finally relocated from UK to Florida

My wife’s situation was a little different. When we first moved overseas for work (and to be in the same country), she was offered a sabbatical year. At the end of the year, she had to either...
Forum: USA
Jul 26th 2018, 11:59 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By leema5

Re: Finally relocated from UK to Florida

We really wanted to move to South Tampa but nothing ever came up within our budget, sadly. The house we are in the process of trying to buy is in Land O Lakes. It’s not too far from Tampa and not...
Jul 24th 2018, 5:34 pm
Jul 24th 2018, 5:26 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By leema5

IR-1 at POE but CR-1 on PR card.

My POE was on our two year anniversary so when I showed the CBO my wedding certificate, she stamped my passport with IR-1. My PR card has now arrived but it has the CR-1 classification on it.
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Forum: USA
Jul 24th 2018, 1:41 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By leema5

Re: Medical Insurance

I went over in April to use my IR-1 visa and pretty much came back to the U.K. straight away too. I believe the travel insurance I have through my bank account covered me for that. I made my...
Forum: USA
Jul 23rd 2018, 3:52 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By leema5

Re: Finally relocated from UK to Florida

Yes indeed. My wife started officially today in her new school but three weeks of that is new staff professional development and planning. We didn’t finish in Scotland until July 6th so she ended...
Forum: USA
Jul 22nd 2018, 8:24 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By leema5

Finally relocated from UK to Florida

Update on the final part of my immigration process.

I entered the US in April using my CR-1 visa. I entered on our 2nd wedding anniversary so was able to have it changed to IR-1. I pretty much...
Jun 21st 2018, 8:49 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By leema5

Re: administrative processing

My interview was on a Friday (after Medical on the Monday of the same week), also approved pending medical results. My account changed to administrative processing on the Monday of the following week...
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