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Just to say i am heading of to my new home in NC USA tomorrow. Data collection in the Dominican Rep. is now complete so i am on my way.... :dance:

Keeping my fingers crossed for a temp work permit at JFK.

Wedding in a months time and I am a nervous/ excited wreck these days!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Moving countires for life really does feel like a big deal.

Maggie

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Just to say i am heading of to my new home in NC USA tomorrow. Data collection in the Dominican Rep. is now complete so i am on my way.... :dance:

Keeping my fingers crossed for a temp work permit at JFK.

Wedding in a months time and I am a nervous/ excited wreck these days!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Moving countires for life really does feel like a big deal.

Maggie

We're so happy for you! :dance: Let us know how JFK goes with the EAD stamp, it's been our controversary lately. Best wishes and safe flight!

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Thanks and yeah I did finally make it :-) !!! Such a relief to finally be here.

I was told by the immigration officers that the EAD was stamped on the back of the white piece of paper they put in your passport.. all I can see is a smudged red stamp with an expiry date 3 months away written by hand. Guess that must be it.

Spent the weekend shopping for bits and pieces I needed, setting up a joint bank account and tomorrow I have my driving test so that I can get a USA drivers lisence and be included on my finaces insurance - wish me luck!!

Maggie

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Thanks and yeah I did finally make it :-) !!! Such a relief to finally be here.

I was told by the immigration officers that the EAD was stamped on the back of the white piece of paper they put in your passport.. all I can see is a smudged red stamp with an expiry date 3 months away written by hand. Guess that must be it.

Spent the weekend shopping for bits and pieces I needed, setting up a joint bank account and tomorrow I have my driving test so that I can get a USA drivers lisence and be included on my finaces insurance - wish me luck!!

Maggie

Glad to hear you here!!! Just curious, how long did it take you to go through immigration at the airport? Thanks for the update on the EAD stamp, good news! In trying to get an "official" confirmation that JFK gave the stamp, I phoned USCIS and they told me that it's impossible to get a stamp anywhere, it's not done, and the girl even asked her supervisor :whistle:

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Thanks and yeah I did finally make it :-) !!! Such a relief to finally be here.

I was told by the immigration officers that the EAD was stamped on the back of the white piece of paper they put in your passport.. all I can see is a smudged red stamp with an expiry date 3 months away written by hand. Guess that must be it.

Spent the weekend shopping for bits and pieces I needed, setting up a joint bank account and tomorrow I have my driving test so that I can get a USA drivers lisence and be included on my finaces insurance - wish me luck!!

Maggie

Hello Maggie and welcome to NC ! Sounds like you are already settling in, which is great :) We have a NC VJ meet-up group, generally attracting people in the Raleigh area. We would be happy to have you both join us when we have our next gathering. Watch this space !

Meantime, best wishes for your new life in the USA and for your forthcoming wedding. Neil & Eva.

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Hello Maggie and welcome to NC ! Sounds like you are already settling in, which is great :) We have a NC VJ meet-up group, generally attracting people in the Raleigh area. We would be happy to have you both join us when we have our next gathering. Watch this space !

Meantime, best wishes for your new life in the USA and for your forthcoming wedding. Neil & Eva.

Yeay - let me know.....we'll be there!

Took 1 and a half hours from disembarking, going through immigration and security and getting to the gate for my next flight. Security was real quick... probably 1 to 1.15 was the time spent on immigration ... mind you I did manage to end up LAST in the queue (line for you americans). If you want to be faster remember to reserve a seat near the front of the plane ;-) I had 5 hours between flights so was not worried.

PS passed the drivers test so now have a NC license less than a week after entering he country..not bad! They accepted my K1 and made the license valid only for the length oftime the K1 is valid... I will have o renew it in Feb next year.

Maggie

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Hello Maggie and welcome to NC ! Sounds like you are already settling in, which is great :) We have a NC VJ meet-up group, generally attracting people in the Raleigh area. We would be happy to have you both join us when we have our next gathering. Watch this space !

Meantime, best wishes for your new life in the USA and for your forthcoming wedding. Neil & Eva.

Yeay - let me know.....we'll be there!

Took 1 and a half hours from disembarking, going through immigration and security and getting to the gate for my next flight. Security was real quick... probably 1 to 1.15 was the time spent on immigration ... mind you I did manage to end up LAST in the queue (line for you americans). If you want to be faster remember to reserve a seat near the front of the plane ;-) I had 5 hours between flights so was not worried.

PS passed the drivers test so now have a NC license less than a week after entering he country..not bad! They accepted my K1 and made the license valid only for the length oftime the K1 is valid... I will have o renew it in Feb next year.

Maggie

If you get AOS and/or EAD approved, you can have that restriction removed from your license

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