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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I read a comment somewhere on this board that Canadians are eligbible for unemployment if they move to get married.

I've tried searching it online, and I did find some info, but it isn't very specific.

Has anyone here applied for it/was elibible?

Not that I relish the idea of doing so, but from what I am reading, it could take a while to find a job in the US. If this benefit is valid, it could be a help.

04/13/06 - I-129F mailed

04/18/06 - NOA1

08/30/06 - NOA2

09/26/06 - received at NVC

09/27/06 - forwarded to consulate

20/11/06 - visa in my pocket!

14/01/07 - POE

13/04/07 - marriage

27/04/07 docs sent in for AOS, EAD, AP

26/06/07 - biometrics appointment

02/17/07 - AP and EAD arrive

03/03/08 - Infopass - where the heck is my AOS interview?? No one knows!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Check out this thread, read the archived thread as well :)

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8

2005

Sept 10 I-129F sent to TSC

2006

Interview - February 13th APPROVED! day 152

April 6 - wedding date day 204

Aug 22 - AOS interview date day 101-total days 342

Sept 29 - green card arrives, done until June 2008 day 140-total days 381

2008

June 30 - I-751 mailed total days 1025

2009

March 9 - Removal of Conditions approved! total days 1277

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Lots of great info there. If you qualify, you can stil get EI while in the USA. They automatically deduct 25% non resident tax. They mail you the time cards every 2 weeks, unlike in Canada, you have the option of doing them online (from what I have heard at least) I belive their is a 1800 # to call on the above link, and the people there are fairly knowledgeable. And as a forewarning, when you do next yr's USA taxes, you wil have to include your EI earning on your IRS tax return. Best of luck

Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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