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Ariethesiren

Transferring money from UK to USA

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Hello,

 

I did mine via cash, I drew it all out converted it to dollars in the UK and then put it in a bank account over here in the US. It cuts out the charges the bank adds on for transfers and conversions.

 

I didn't have that much money mind, it may be a different story for you guys.

 

Good luck :)


Timeline:

 

05-25-2014 - Met Jose (Husband to be)

12-23-2015 - Got Engaged

10-18-2016 - Got Married

11-14-2016 - Filed I-485, I-130, I-765, I-131 by a Lawyer

12-20-2016 - Biometrics Date

04-27-2017 - Interview Date & Approved Same Day

05-02-2017 - Conditional Greencard Arrived

04-11-2018 - NOA - 120 Day Notice for Conditions to be Removed

05-16-2018 - Filed 1st I-751 Package

05-24-2018 - Rejection Notice (Wrong Lockbox)

05-30-2018 - Filed 2nd I-751 Package

06-14-2018 - Rejection Notice (Wrong Amount)

06-20-2018 - Filed 3rd I-751 Package

July 2018    - Rejection Notice (Wrong Date on Greencard, USCIS Error - July 2016 Instead of April 2017)

07-15-2018 - Filed I-90 Online from Advice from USCIS for a new Greencard with the right date 

08-07-2018 - Biometrics Appointment for Updated Greencard

08-27-2018 - I-551 Stamped in Passport (Thank God), as Greencard was Running out & I90 Processing 

10-24-2018 - Rejection Notice for I90 Renewal - No record of me sending in I-751 (LOL!!!!) and also I have passed my Greencard expiry date....

10-26-2018 - Called USCIS, talked to a Tier 2 Officer. Got an email back saying to File I290B.... I'm Not.

10-31-2018 - Got my Local Congressman's Immigration Team to Help my Situation

 

Now I Wait......

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1 hour ago, Ariethesiren said:

Hi, My husband is planning on moving to the US in December and we're wondering what's the best way (exchange rate etc) to get his money from his UK account to a US account?  Any advice is appreciated! Thank you :D 

 

Transferwise.com

I've used them twice for large sums. Flawless.

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I used Revolut, if you pay the annual fee there’s then unlimited transfer and the conversion rate is the best you will find anywhere as they use the interbank rate. 

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