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Old Feb 10th 2009, 5:37 pm
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Hi - im in Columbus Ohio, husband is on an L1A visa.

If you have the choice - hold out for the L visa. As already said it will allow you to apply for work authorisation if you want it (and beware with the voluntary work thing - a lot of those roles are not allowed without work authorisation - as if is often considered a role that someone could be paid for). Also - the route onto a green card is a lot easier from an L1 than an H1 should you decide you would like to stay longer then the visa allows. You can get a SSN number too which makes life easier.

As to Ohio - I am loving it still after 15 months here. Yes it gets rather cold in the winter - we have just had snow on the ground for the past 6 weeks straight but its not as cold as say michigan. It also has lovely summers. I find the people friendly, and welcoming.
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Old Feb 10th 2009, 6:24 pm
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Hi - im in Columbus Ohio, husband is on an L1A visa.

If you have the choice - hold out for the L visa. As already said it will allow you to apply for work authorisation if you want it (and beware with the voluntary work thing - a lot of those roles are not allowed without work authorisation - as if is often considered a role that someone could be paid for). Also - the route onto a green card is a lot easier from an L1 than an H1 should you decide you would like to stay longer then the visa allows. You can get a SSN number too which makes life easier.

As to Ohio - I am loving it still after 15 months here. Yes it gets rather cold in the winter - we have just had snow on the ground for the past 6 weeks straight but its not as cold as say michigan. It also has lovely summers. I find the people friendly, and welcoming.
I'd agree with all of the above. We moved to Springboro, OH (near Dayton) in Oct 2007 on an L1 and we love it here. We've started the green card process just recently and it does seem easier having the L1 although nothing is guaranteed, especially in the current economic climate.
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Old Feb 12th 2009, 12:48 am
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Hi - im in Columbus Ohio, husband is on an L1A visa.

If you have the choice - hold out for the L visa. As already said it will allow you to apply for work authorisation if you want it (and beware with the voluntary work thing - a lot of those roles are not allowed without work authorisation - as if is often considered a role that someone could be paid for). Also - the route onto a green card is a lot easier from an L1 than an H1 should you decide you would like to stay longer then the visa allows. You can get a SSN number too which makes life easier.

As to Ohio - I am loving it still after 15 months here. Yes it gets rather cold in the winter - we have just had snow on the ground for the past 6 weeks straight but its not as cold as say michigan. It also has lovely summers. I find the people friendly, and welcoming.
Cleveland gets WAAAY more snow than Columbus though.
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Old Feb 12th 2009, 1:36 am
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Cleveland gets WAAAY more snow than Columbus though.
i didnt know that!
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Old Feb 12th 2009, 1:44 am
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i didnt know that!
lake effect snow,

cold air moving over Lake Erie picks up moisture off the lake and dumps as snow over Cleveland / Erie PA and Buffalo NY.

also happens in northern Michigan off Superior and western Michigan of Lake Mich.


Rochester / Syracuse NY get it off Lake Ontario.
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lake effect snow,

cold air moving over Lake Erie picks up moisture off the lake and dumps as snow over Cleveland / Erie PA and Buffalo NY.

also happens in northern Michigan off Superior and western Michigan of Lake Mich.


Rochester / Syracuse NY get it off Lake Ontario.
We had a big lake effect dump a week ago. Towns east of Cleveland at higher elevations, like Chardon, get it even worse. It's really bad in Erie. I'm sure Manc's aware that it's not unusual for stretches of I-90 in PA and NY to be closed because of snow squalls off the lake. My parents were stranded in Ashtabula once because of a lake effect storm. Gave me a fright... didn't know where they were for 24 hours because their dumb Canadian payg phone wouldn't work in the US :curse:
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We had a big lake effect dump a week ago. Towns east of Cleveland at higher elevations, like Chardon, get it even worse. It's really bad in Erie. I'm sure Manc's aware that it's not unusual for stretches of I-90 in PA and NY to be closed because of snow squalls off the lake. My parents were stranded in Ashtabula once because of a lake effect storm. Gave me a fright... didn't know where there were for 24 hours because their dumb Canadian payg phone wouldn't work in the US :curse:
aye after the past 2 months, I'm loving driving to Toronto right now.
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aye after the past 2 months, I'm loving driving to Toronto right now.
Me home town! Where's your destination in Toronto?
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Old Feb 12th 2009, 2:32 am
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aye after the past 2 months, I'm loving driving to Toronto right now.
If you love Toronto traffic you need your nuts feelin' Manc.
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Old Feb 12th 2009, 2:50 am
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aye after the past 2 months, I'm loving driving to Toronto right now.
Me home town! Where's your destination in Toronto?
Oakville. QEW exit 118 Trafalgar Ave.

where do you live now Bill?
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Oakville. QEW exit 118 Trafalgar Ave.

where do you live now Bill?
You're on the QEW heading towards T.O? Thank god my daughter is at home with her boyfriend right now.
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You're on the QEW heading towards T.O? Thank god my daughter is at home with her boyfriend right now.
I go ever other day, I just got home now.
head out again tomorow.
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Oakville. QEW exit 118 Trafalgar Ave.

where do you live now Bill?
The Ford plant?

I live in Cleveland Heights. I get up to Toronto a couple of times a year to visit my family.
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lake effect snow,

cold air moving over Lake Erie picks up moisture off the lake and dumps as snow over Cleveland / Erie PA and Buffalo NY.
Learn something new everyday! Thanks for that as was also looking at the Lake Erie area.... How near would you say Bay Village and Lakewood are?

Will hopefully find out if job move is viable in the next week or so, and if it is then we can get ball rolling with visa applications.
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Learn something new everyday! Thanks for that as was also looking at the Lake Erie area.... How near would you say Bay Village and Lakewood are?

Will hopefully find out if job move is viable in the next week or so, and if it is then we can get ball rolling with visa applications.
Bay Village and Lakewood are "west side" suburbs. They don't get as much snow as the "east side". East and west are relative to the Cuyahoga river. Lakewood is very densely populated; many long streets of small houses close together. A lot of bars and restaurants. Bay Village is more upscale than Lakewood, with larger lots and considerably less retail and commercial presence.
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