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arrowAOS from K-1 health insurance options
January 19, 2017, 8:34 pm Last comment by yuna628
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Just wondering what you all are doing for your spouses' health insurance while they are in the US but before they have their green card. We aren't sure what to do. Is there an insurance provider you recommend or are some of you just living without it? thanks!



 
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arrowWaiting for the Green Card
January 18, 2017, 7:57 pm Last comment by Dee elle
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Looking for suggestions on how to get some progress on the production of my Green Card..

Timeline

08/16/16 IR 5 visa approved

08/18/16 Visa fee paid online and acknowledged

09/02/16 POE DFW , no issues, straight through.

09/30/16 USCIS update Card approved for production

120 plus days later, no GC

01/04/17 emailed service request as instructed by USCIS, acknowledged

01/09/17 Info pass appointment to discuss with officer. He entered another SR and offered I 551 passport stamp just in case. Passport stamp completed 01/11/17

01/ 18/17 email from TSC This situation requires further checking. Wait 90 days and we will email you with an update.

Arrrgh!,,,, I have another Infopass appt scheduled for 25 January already. Is there more I can or should be doing?

And I thought the worst was done once we reached POE, silly me ?



 
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arrowWaiting for the Green Card
January 18, 2017, 7:57 pm Last comment by Dee elle
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Looking for suggestions on how to get some progress on the production of my Green Card..

Timeline

08/16/16 IR 5 visa approved

08/18/16 Visa fee paid online and acknowledged

09/02/16 POE DFW , no issues, straight through.

09/30/16 USCIS update Card approved for production

120 plus days later, no GC

01/04/17 emailed service request as instructed by USCIS, acknowledged

01/09/17 Info pass appointment to discuss with officer. He entered another SR and offered I 551 passport stamp just in case. Passport stamp completed 01/11/17

01/ 18/17 email from TSC This situation requires further checking. Wait 90 days and we will email you with an update.

Arrrgh!,,,, I have another Infopass appt scheduled for 25 January already. Is there more I can or should be doing?

And I thought the worst was done once we reached POE, silly me ?



 
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arrowCommercial Driver's Licence (CDL) FYI
January 18, 2017, 11:46 am Last comment by TBoneTX
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For Information (I searched but couldn't find any discussion here on VJ about CDL).

There are two parts of interest to this topic. The first relates to general driver's licence information, the second to CDL.

I have an Australian truck licence (American CDL-A equivalent), and while waiting for my EAD and GC I thought I'd start the process of getting my driver's licence here so I could get the ball rolling on the CDL, so that when I get my EAD I can at least say I've got my local driver's licence as the starting point, if not the full CDL.

Well, I found out that it just doesn't work that way. First of all, the driver's licence is set to expire on the date of whatever document has an expiry date. In my case, the only thing they would accept was my I-94, and the stamp in my passport, which indicates an expiry date of the K-1 Visa of January 24. So my driver's licence arrived yesterday (17th), and TADAA!!, it expires on the 24th of this month. Yay me.

The good news is that my EAD is expected to be granted before the end of this month, so I can just go down to the licence bureau, show it to them and they'll renew the driver's licence with the new expiry date of whatever is the EAD expiry date (12 months?).

So on to the second part, about the CDL.

In Missouri, I have to hold a valid (non expired!) state driver's licence before I can go and apply for a CLP (Commercial Licence Permit), but that's only part of the story. Here's where it gets interesting:

  1. I can't have a "real" MO driver's licence without at least a valid EAD.
  2. The MO driver's licence will expire with the EAD expiry.
  3. Issuing a Commercial Licence Permit will not occur unless:
  • I have a valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card issued by USCIS or INS (I was advised verbally that they will accept a copy of the NOA with all the info on it).

or

  • I have a written job offer stating that a condition of my employment is that I have a Commercial Driver's Licence. In this case, they will issue the CLP and then CDL. This second point was only verbal advice, and there is nothing in the online copy of the Federal law that indicates this would be possible, so if you the reader rely on this you should expect the answer to be "no".

Here is the link to the Federal law on these things (scroll down to Table 1 in this section):

http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=1&ty=HTML&h=L&mc=true&=PART&n=pt49.5.383#se49.5.383_171

Unlike other training courses that we may undertake while waiting for our EAD or GC, it is illegal to drive a Commercial Motor Vehicle without a valid Permit.

So the only thing I can do while waiting for either a job offer or my full Green Card (it's quite possible I'll end up with a job that doesn't require me to have a CDL) is to study the material for the written tests and review what will be required knowledge for the practical test (the pre-vehicle inspection and air brakes knowledge are not required to get an Australian CDL).

So, I hope this information is useful to someone. All the best, fellow visa peeps!

Michael.

A caveat: I am not an expert or a lawyer. I'm just relaying information based on my experience, in the state of Missouri. It's quite possible other people have different information, advice, and experience, based on any number of factors. :)



 
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arrowK1 package...extra evidence
January 17, 2017, 1:50 am Last comment by UsaBound82
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I dont actually have photos of my brother, sister in law and dad when they met my partner. so i thought what i might do is get signed letters from these family members to say they have met him. along with maybe a copy of their licence to verify the signature. i am wondering if people will think this would work?

Also if anyone has moved with pets, any advice on what i need to do would be great.

thanks in advance. :D



 
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