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Forum: USA
Feb 26th 2019, 8:48 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,852
Posted By Jack8602

Re: Applying for Social Security Number

Ah ok cool.

Meh, i gotta go to the office to get my unrestricted card. Been delaying going lol.
Forum: USA
Feb 26th 2019, 7:14 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,852
Posted By Jack8602

Re: Applying for Social Security Number

From my own experience arriving on an L1 i had slightly different to what Olly posts for 1 & 1a.

1. I went to the social security office and applied on the 2nd day i was here, received it in the...
Forum: USA
Feb 26th 2019, 6:37 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Jack8602

Re: Relocating to Dallas, Texas - PLANO or FRISCO?

Both areas are nice - I've been to both a fair bit over the last few years. there's tons of stuff in Frisco - i frequent top golf and nebraska furniture mart out there :D

I've found Plano to be...
Feb 21st 2019, 7:54 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,080
Posted By Jack8602

Re: AP and re-entering the US

I made 12 international work trips on my AP card, all without problem.

Also spent best part of 18 hours in the secondary inspection room waiting for my parole stamp every time i arrived back,
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Dec 24th 2018, 2:32 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By Jack8602

Re: EAD mailing time

My expedited EAD/AP updated in the portal 5 days after the approval with the USPS tracking number.

Note - if you sign up to USPS Informed Delivery (if available in your area) you can track...
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2018, 5:01 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,367
Posted By Jack8602

Re: Car Insurance

I close on my house next week, so recently got a quote from my current insurer, Geico - they're dropping our rate by $100 a month just for moving from an apartment to a house :O
Dec 13th 2018, 2:38 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,375
Posted By Jack8602

Re: Demoted because I'm not a US citizen

Fair play to you on seeing the positive side of it when it could be all to easy to say f it and walk away. Sounds like you've got decent management at least.
Forum: USA
Dec 13th 2018, 2:33 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,615
Posted By Jack8602

Re: Has anyone been stopped and asked to see their Green Card?

Having recently just got mine, in my letter it said to carry it with me at all times, which is further backed up on https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/after-green-card-granted

I keep mine with me in...
Dec 12th 2018, 4:48 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Jack8602

Re: I-485 interview "scheduled" 2 months after forms submitted......

Your i130 approval will follow after the i485.

My i130 updated about a week after i485 approval

Now's a good time to start gathering all your documents to take to the interview. I went out and...
Dec 12th 2018, 2:10 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Jack8602

Re: I-485 interview "scheduled" 2 months after forms submitted......

I'm jealous, mine took 18 months! L1B to PR

The interview date is usually around a month after receiving notice in the mail.

If approved on that day, your green card is usually within a week to...
Forum: USA
Dec 11th 2018, 2:32 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By Jack8602

Re: State Drivers License

When i took my test, the DMV examiner asked to see my UK one out of curiosity - looked at how young i was in the photo compared to now, laughed and said 'it's pink, how strange' then handed it back.
Dec 10th 2018, 2:13 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Jack8602

Re: Changing employers on H1B

I believe so - it's basically another H1B application by the potential new employer.
Dec 4th 2018, 1:58 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Jack8602

Re: Expedition of AP card

In reference to the above, i got a paper AP and my EAD with the AP on it.

My paper AP arrived once the online system said my i131 case has been approved. My EAD followed shortly thereafter
Dec 3rd 2018, 7:16 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Jack8602

Re: Expedition of AP card

Did you expedite it through your local congress office, or via a service request with USCIS?

Once it's been approved, you'll get the notification that the I765 and I131 forms have been approved as...
Nov 29th 2018, 2:06 am
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By Jack8602

Re: Autism

I'm watching tonight's new episode of South Park right now and it immediately reminded me of this thread 😁

Must catch up on the other one you mentioned.

Also: no idea
Nov 28th 2018, 2:35 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By Jack8602

Re: Moving from UK to Us in the next 2 years

As a side note - still definitely work on your MCSA and ITIL - it'll vastly improve your chances of getting work quickly once you do move over
Nov 26th 2018, 3:41 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By Jack8602

Re: Becoming homeowners

Congrats.

I'm due to close next month on a new build - i looked at Rocket Mortgage too and they were helpful during the application process. But i had incentives to go in-house with the lender, so...
Forum: USA
Nov 26th 2018, 2:56 am
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By Jack8602

Re: Renting a Car in the UK

I rented a car with Avis in the UK when I flew back after 6 months of being in the US. My US drivers license was 5 months old, wasn't an issue.
Nov 20th 2018, 9:38 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,331
Posted By Jack8602

Re: L1B -> Marriage AOS

547 days later, interview approved.

Thanks to all the folk here for the useful replies over my many threads
Nov 15th 2018, 9:03 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By Jack8602

Re: L-1b USCIS Approved - What next?

If i remember correctly, when i had my L1B approved, i had to wait for the original I-129 to be sent to me by my attorney's to take with me to the interview, so i didn't do the online part until i...
Nov 15th 2018, 2:51 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 4,244
Posted By Jack8602

Re: I-485 sent to National Benefits Center

I sent my AOS to the Chicago lockbox back in May 2017, i got zero notifications about it being transferred anywhere, so it's normal. I have my interview next Monday, that's the only notification that...
Forum: USA
Nov 2nd 2018, 2:20 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Jack8602

Re: Advice - New Cell Phone Contract after 10 years

As lizzyq mentions, Project Fi are good. I swapped recently.

I was on Verizon, paying $180 a month for my wife and i.

Swapped to Project Fi, now paying just short of $100 for two lines and we...
Oct 31st 2018, 7:09 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By Jack8602

Infopass appointment changes

Sounds like it's a change for the better to be fair.

https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-expand-information-services-modernization-program-key-locations
Oct 25th 2018, 2:17 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By Jack8602

Updated medical policies

I got my interview finally, for November 19th - and my Medical is signed May 2017.

After reading on USCIS site, i found this recent policy change:...
Forum: USA
Oct 1st 2018, 6:42 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Jack8602

Re: Joint bank account or not?

Makes no odds with joint bank account.

Get on her credit cards as an authorized user though, that'll bump your score quickly as long as it's a decent limit with low utilization.
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