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Forum: USA
Aug 4th 2020, 3:38 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,356
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: Finding a Job in Charlotte, NC (Finance)

Congratulations on the upcoming wedding!

You definitely need to be eligible to work before you will get interviews. I just started a new job and the process was loooooong. Not only because all...
Aug 2nd 2020, 3:39 am
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: E-2 Derivative EAD timeline - a datapoint

Amazing! I wonder if the green card temporary ban has eased the backlog? My first one in 2017 took 105 days, second one in 2018 took 115 days and the one this year took 135 days so a definite...
Aug 2nd 2020, 3:31 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,100
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: Anyone recently got their Parole Card (I512/ employment authorization card)?

Not sure what you mean re 'combo' but I had my approval notice in late March where we were just going into lockdown and then got the EAD card two weeks after the notice. Processing center was Vermont...
Jul 18th 2020, 3:54 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,149
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: At the beginning ...

I think it's great to have a dream and you can achieve it! It's just much trickier in the US and in a pandemic!

I'd say your best bet is to plan ahead and you have time since offshore visas are on...
Jan 8th 2020, 6:30 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: Anyone been to Canada instead of London to change status?

Wow that's insane! how naughty of that baby not making an appointment...
Thanks this is really helpful. We are in NJ north so wouldn't be too far of a road trip to toronto! maybe when less freezing...
Jan 7th 2020, 1:51 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: Anyone been to Canada instead of London to change status?

true - that's why we didn't all go back last time. I was thinking we could drive to canada and just build it into a vacation but I'll do some research about last minute appointments in London - it's...
Forum: USA
Jan 6th 2020, 6:42 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: Transfering money

We've transferred quite a few times and always used TransferWise - they have been reliable and good rates (don't do HSBC to HSBC US to avoid fees - the rates will sting worse!)

The only issue I...
Forum: USA
Jan 6th 2020, 6:39 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: Landlord Insurance recommendations for UK house whilst in USA

We have rented our UK home for the last 2 years and it's pretty much been fine. We use Direct Line landlord insurance - we pay the maximum coverage but never had to claim on it - depends if you want...
Jan 6th 2020, 6:26 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By JosiesJourney

Anyone been to Canada instead of London to change status?

Hi all and happy new year!

We've had a super complex journey over the last couple of years and the latest change is that we moved from E2 to L1 status late last year. Our whole family have now...
Jun 14th 2019, 4:21 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,814
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: Cannot get London U.K. us embassy appointments

Fully expected it to be a last minute thing! Hope all went well :-)
Jun 13th 2019, 4:37 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,814
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: Cannot get London U.K. us embassy appointments

Hi
Don't give up hope, keep checking as others have said or do you have a solicitor who can book direct?
We came to the US in 2017 on an L1 and then change of status to E2 in 2018 whilst here. We...
Forum: USA
Mar 14th 2018, 9:50 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: On the sexy topic of tax returns, when should I file a UK one?

Oh no that's rubbish!! But I'm not talking big bucks though - I set up an account each for me and husband in 2016 - the gains are about £2k altogether but a damn sight more than if I'd used a cash...
Forum: USA
Mar 13th 2018, 5:14 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: On the sexy topic of tax returns, when should I file a UK one?

:goodpost:

Thank you so much, really helpful! When you first moved did you hire a tax advisor to produce your tax return for the UK or would you say it was not hugely onerous and complex to do it...
Forum: USA
Mar 13th 2018, 5:07 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: On the sexy topic of tax returns, when should I file a UK one?

Thanks - he hasn't yet but it was on my to-do list to cash them and transfer to fidelity or somewhere in the US. They are stock/ shares ISAs but they've done quite well in the 2 years we've had them.
Forum: USA
Mar 13th 2018, 2:02 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By JosiesJourney

On the sexy topic of tax returns, when should I file a UK one?

Hi All

Sorry to start a completely boring thread about tax but I am really confused on this! Couldn't find an up to date thread so here goes....

We moved to NJ in October 2017. Filed numerous...
Mar 9th 2018, 2:07 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: Unpaid work while waiting for an EAD

I'm waiting on EAD just now. I heard (from someone, can't recall who!) that voluntary work is also not allowed. Is your advice (crg) taken from somewhere official? If so that's good news that I can...
Forum: USA
Jan 31st 2018, 2:39 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,219
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: Driving in the US

I am sure everyone is correct but just a word to the wise about being complacent! I had no road test (NJ) but failed the first time I sat the online test thinking it was going to be easy I only did...
Jan 10th 2018, 3:21 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,275
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: L2 EAD application questions

I have been waiting since December 1st - so not that long! But really seem to be able to search for a job.....is it appropriate to apply for jobs yet or just wait for the EAD card?
Forum: USA
Jan 5th 2018, 2:03 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: International Autosource

Good to know....we are New Jersey North. Some of our expat friends said they had over an hour's drive to collect their Ford explorer so am really hoping we can collect from somewhere more local...
Forum: USA
Jan 5th 2018, 1:59 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: WB-BEN forms....why the constant hounding??!!

Great thanks - so even their letters are worded poorly as they all state they only report if I have answered x or y or if I don't reply. Also assuming there is no tax to pay at the higher rate as I...
Forum: USA
Jan 4th 2018, 1:58 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By JosiesJourney

Re: WB-BEN forms....why the constant hounding??!!

Thanks all - sounds like I need to be saying I am a US person for tax purposes then? I will ask my husband's tax person about the W9 form - what is this one for?
Forum: USA
Jan 3rd 2018, 3:13 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By JosiesJourney

WB-BEN forms....why the constant hounding??!!

Hi all

Happy New Year!

I have looked at previous threads but no exact matches to my query. We moved to NJ in October and apart from a few tiny hiccups (failing driving test number 1 and...
Forum: USA
Jan 3rd 2018, 1:27 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By JosiesJourney

Forum: USA
Jan 2nd 2018, 6:03 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By JosiesJourney

International Autosource

Hi all

Wondering if anyone can give me some advice when dealing with IAS. Looked at pre threads but the answers I'm looking for are not there.....So we are leasing with IAS and they have provided...
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