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Ok peepz, question. Our car insurance from Canada (AllState) will run out soon. Questions are:

1. Which companies do you recommend?

2. How's the payment game? In Canada we used to pay every 3 months.

3. I don't drive, but want to be in the insurance (thinking ahead of time for removing conditions in 2007), how does that work?

Advise is greatly appreciated!

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By 'don't drive' do you mean 'choose not to, but licensed' or 'not licensed?' If you're a licensed driver and in the household, most states require that you be added to the policy. Before C. got a CT license, though, I added him to the policy as a 'spouse', so his name was on it even though he wasn't covered by it directly at that point. So you can probably get your name on it either way.

We went through GEICO. Their policy is for six months, with the option to pay it every two (it's more expensive that way.)


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EAD card ordered again (who knows, maybe we got the two-fer deal): 10/23/-7

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We were on State Farm and just recently switched to Geico.. it honestly saved us 30% on our car insurance..

Biggest difference I see is cost for liability insurance. I don't think you can get million dollar liability here, or if you can it would cost so much no one would.. at least that's what hubby says.. We carry very little insurance.. just enough to be legal, which scares the beegebers out of me, but we pay SOOO much for it!!

They give us a 6 month policy at a time (which is strange I think = i'm used to a yearly policy) and we pay each month for it.

We also have renters insurance, so if you have house insurance/renters insurance/ car insurance, it does pay to keep it all at the same place and they often will give you a discount for having a couple of policies with them.

State Farm was unwilling to "work" with us and said.. well if you get in an accidet with Geico and your premium goes up then you can always come back.. Gah! Some people's children!

You can be added to hubby's policy at any time.. We just added me when I got here in the US and we were "official" like.


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2007-02-22: Sent AOS /EAD

2007-03-06 : NOA1 AOS /EAD

2007-03-28: Transferred to CSC

2007-05-17: EAD Card Production Ordered

2007-05-21: I485 Approved

2007-05-24: EAD Card Received

2007-06-01: Green Card Received!!

Removal of Conditions:

2009-02-27: Sent I-751

2009-03-07: NOA I-751

2009-03-31: Biometrics Appt. Hartford

2009-07-21: Touched (first time since biometrics) Perhaps address change?

2009-07-28: Approved at VSC

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By 'don't drive' do you mean 'choose not to, but licensed' or 'not licensed?' If you're a licensed driver and in the household, most states require that you be added to the policy. Before C. got a CT license, though, I added him to the policy as a 'spouse', so his name was on it even though he wasn't covered by it directly at that point. So you can probably get your name on it either way.

We went through GEICO. Their policy is for six months, with the option to pay it every two (it's more expensive that way.)

Nope- hate driving so I don't have a license.

Cool- I'll check out GEICO as well.

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I have Electric Insurance which has been pretty good though I am bit pissed that they raised our rates this year. No accidents but a speeding ticket a few years back which might be the culprit. :whistle: Anway, we have a yearly policy and pay monthly but I know a few places (I think Progressive) which offers a lower rate if you can pay all at once. We have 2 cars and I think we are carrying a $100,000/$300,000 policy with either $250 or $500 deductibles depending on the car for less than $75 a month. And I have been meaning to call and see if we can switch over our Renter's Insurance from State Farm and see if that lowers our rates a bit.


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Ok peepz, question. Our car insurance from Canada (AllState) will run out soon. Questions are:

1. Which companies do you recommend?

2. How's the payment game? In Canada we used to pay every 3 months.

3. I don't drive, but want to be in the insurance (thinking ahead of time for removing conditions in 2007), how does that work?

Advise is greatly appreciated!

1. Metlife is what my brother (our brother? :lol: ) uses.

2. I don't remember what he pays but I think they offer semi-annual payment plans.

3. Len, You don't need a car to drive people crazy. :devil: I would wait until you're licensed in WA or have Bren put you on his policy for limited use (he'd be the primary). Go with a low deductable if you can afford it.


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2007-07-27 – Case complete at NVC waiting on the world or at least MTL.

2007-12-19 - INTERVIEW AT MTL, SPLIT DECISION.

2007-12-24-Mom's I-551 arrives, Pop's still in purgatory (AP)

2008-03-11-AP all done, Pop is approved!!!!

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By 'don't drive' do you mean 'choose not to, but licensed' or 'not licensed?' If you're a licensed driver and in the household, most states require that you be added to the policy. Before C. got a CT license, though, I added him to the policy as a 'spouse', so his name was on it even though he wasn't covered by it directly at that point. So you can probably get your name on it either way.

We went through GEICO. Their policy is for six months, with the option to pay it every two (it's more expensive that way.)

Nope- hate driving so I don't have a license.

Cool- I'll check out GEICO as well.

We found that we got a very good price through them (about $400 per annum, total) due to the fact that our car is paid off and that we took out the bare minimum insurance, and we only own the one. Given that Connecticut is about the craziest state in the nation in terms of insurance, we're pleased.


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Filed: 8/1/07

NOA1:9/7/07

Biometrics: 9/28/07

EAD/AP: 10/17/07

EAD card ordered again (who knows, maybe we got the two-fer deal): 10/23/-7

Transferred to CSC: 10/26/07

Approved: 11/21/07

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I don't know anything about U.S. auto insurance, but I am here for moral support.

I :wub: you gurrrl

I don't know anything about it either so I'll just show this:

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Moved to the U.S. to be with my baby on July 19th, 2008 on a K1 visa!!!!

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1. Metlife is what my brother (our brother? :lol: ) uses.

2. I don't remember what he pays but I think they offer semi-annual payment plans.

3. Len, You don't need a car to drive people crazy. :devil: I would wait until you're licensed in WA or have Bren put you on his policy for limited use (he'd be the primary). Go with a low deductable if you can afford it.

You jsut figured THAT ONE out??? :lol:

I guess then we'll insure THE redhead (aka my personal sex slave) and wait until we have more financial proceedings from some 1-900-LADYHEATHER schemes on the works.... ;)

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1. Metlife is what my brother (our brother? :lol: ) uses.

2. I don't remember what he pays but I think they offer semi-annual payment plans.

3. Len, You don't need a car to drive people crazy. :devil: I would wait until you're licensed in WA or have Bren put you on his policy for limited use (he'd be the primary). Go with a low deductable if you can afford it.

You jsut figured THAT ONE out??? :lol:

I guess then we'll insure THE redhead (aka my personal sex slave) and wait until we have more financial proceedings from some 1-900-LADYHEATHER schemes on the works.... ;)

You need a car? I always thought that you just had Bren carry you through the streets on his back. :lol::lol::lol:


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2007-07-27 – Case complete at NVC waiting on the world or at least MTL.

2007-12-19 - INTERVIEW AT MTL, SPLIT DECISION.

2007-12-24-Mom's I-551 arrives, Pop's still in purgatory (AP)

2008-03-11-AP all done, Pop is approved!!!!

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I've been pretty happy with American Family, but it is mostly because their local agents who I deal with are so nice. Payment schedules---I think most companies will give you options. I have to renew my policy every 6 months, but they give me a few differnt choices for billing (monthly, or every 3 months or all at once, I think).


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5/27/2008 ~ Interview --- APPROVED!!

5/28/2008 ~ Visa in hand (239 days)

7/17/2008 ~ POE Portal, North Dakota

7/26/2008 ~ Marriage

AOS

8/26/2008 ~ Sent AOS/AP/EAD to Chicago lockbox

9/18/2008 ~ Biometrics in St Louis

9/22/2008 ~ Transferred to CSC

11/05/2008 ~ AP/EAD approved (71 days)

1/20/2009 ~ AOS approved!!! (147 days)

1/29/2009 ~ 2-year GC arrived (156 days)

Removing Conditions

11/18/2010 ~ Sent I-751 to CSC

11/19/2010 ~ I-751 delivered to CSC

11/19/2010 ~ NOA1

12/10/2010 ~ Received biometrics letter

12/21/2010 ~ Biometrics in St Louis

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1/04/2011 ~ Case status finally available online

2/16/2011 ~ Approved!! (89 days)

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You need a car? I always thought that you just had Bren carry you through the streets on his back. :lol::lol::lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Let's Keep the Song Going!!!

CANADA.GIFUS1.GIF

~Laura and Nicholas~

IMG_1315.jpg

Met online November 2005 playing City of Heroes

First met in Canada, Sept 22, 2006 <3

September 2006 to March 2008, 11 visits, 5 in Canada, 6 in NJ

Officially Engaged December 24th, 2007!!!

Moved to the U.S. to be with my baby on July 19th, 2008 on a K1 visa!!!!

***10 year green card in hand as of 2/2/2012, loving and living life***

Hmmm maybe we should move back to Canada! lol smile.png

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Ok peepz, question. Our car insurance from Canada (AllState) will run out soon. Questions are:

1. Which companies do you recommend?

2. How's the payment game? In Canada we used to pay every 3 months.

3. I don't drive, but want to be in the insurance (thinking ahead of time for removing conditions in 2007), how does that work?

Advise is greatly appreciated!

Geico is good.


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