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by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: H-1B: Switching Employers
Replies: 38
Views: 25055

Here's the message I just received from my firm's lawyer today. I'm guessing this is good news. Any bets on when my LPR will come through? "Joe’s case has been approved by DOL. He was filed as EB-2. The priority date is September 18, 2007, however there is currently no immigrant visa backlog for h...
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: H-1B: Switching Employers
Replies: 38
Views: 25055

One more question about Priority Dates

When I look at the State Dept Visa Bulletin for November 2007, [url]http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_3827.html[/url], there are two boxes that show the PDs that are being processed. In the employment-based visa box, many of the cells simply have the letter "C" instead of a date. A...
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: H-1B: Switching Employers
Replies: 38
Views: 25055

Thanks very much for the very clear explanation.
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:48 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: H-1B: Switching Employers
Replies: 38
Views: 25055

What exactly is a PD (priority date), why is it important, and who issues it (US CIS or DOL)?
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Canadian had U.S. parents: is she a U.S. citizen?
Replies: 1
Views: 2436

Canadian had U.S. parents: is she a U.S. citizen?

This is a long shot. (Everyone I've asked says so) but I've seen longer shots in this forum, so here goes: Circa 1970 a Canadian couple with a teenaged girl moved from Toronto to Pittsburgh. However, the girl stayed in Canada for university. Years passed: parents became U.S. citizens and are now dec...
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: TN to H-1b and back to TN
Replies: 3
Views: 3277

I got my TN when I drove across the border. I do not believe the US issues them in advance at all. Just show up with your job offer on paper. I now have an H1B and understand that if you get a new job with the same job classification your new employer can hire you and pull over the old H1B as a resu...
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Canadian Citizen, US TN Visa, Working in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 3484

You have the right to go and work in Canada whenever you damn well please! The place you really need to ask your question is over on the cross-border tax forum because that situation might be a little muddy. However, it reminds me (a Canadian born and bred) of an incident when I was living in London...
by worryfreeinvestor
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Working for Canadian employer on dependant visa
Replies: 6
Views: 6044

None of my business, and I know this'll draw a flame from nelsona, but if she works for her Canadian employer from her U.S. home and the Canadian employer pays into her Canadian bank account, and she pays Canadian taxes as a non-resident, .....sure it's illegal from the IRS perspective, and I'm sure...
by worryfreeinvestor
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Transfer H1B to personal corporation (incoporate oneself)
Replies: 2
Views: 2864

Transfer H1B to personal corporation (incoporate oneself)

I currently hold an H1B. I thought I had read, in this forum, that it is possible to establish a personal corporatation (C-corp?) in the U.S., hire myself, and transfer this H1B to the corporation I have established. I can't find the posting that I recall. Is what I've described possible? If so, wha...
by worryfreeinvestor
Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Turbo Tax, RRSP Distributions, Form 1116, Deductions, Credit
Replies: 17
Views: 13792

Filing 8891

I moved to the US in 2005 so filed dual status NR tax return, which I had to do manually. 2006 I am a full-time US resident and want to use TurboTax, which (I recall) has no form 8891 in software. Can I simply mail the 8891 hard copy as a stand-alone to my tax office? Also, although nelsona says to ...
by worryfreeinvestor
Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: H-1B: Switching Employers
Replies: 38
Views: 25055

Canadian citizen currently with H1-B and plan to change jobs, but the new job may not be close enough in description to current one to "port" H1-B. Do I have to wait one year before applying for new H1-B? In that case, I suppose I suppose I'd best go back to TN-1, right?
by worryfreeinvestor
Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: US Immigration 101
Replies: 3
Views: 3932

Yes, a great site, but with apparently bad news. It says the Legal Permanent Resident is disadvantaged versus the non-immigrant worker with respect to his spouse. I am now on H1-B and hope for LPR in a few years. My wife is H4-B. When I get my green card will my wife have to leave the country for ye...
by worryfreeinvestor
Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Canadian on a TN mid-year
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

I don't think you have that choice for 2005, unless you also lived enough days in the US in 2003 & 2004 to make the days add up to 183 minimum. Unless you're married, I don't see a possible advantage either. My unprofessional recommendation is to just file a 1040NR. It is so much easier!
by worryfreeinvestor
Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Dual Status Filing
Replies: 14
Views: 5493

Exactly, and that's why (in my case) dual status 1040NR likely works better, because then I don't report that cap gain to California. If I choose married filing jointly and report for the whole year, I must, because the status you use for the state must be the same as that you use for the federal.
by worryfreeinvestor
Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Dual Status Filing
Replies: 14
Views: 5493

Dual versus full year resident?

Although one has a choice about whether to be dual status or full-time U.S. resident in the year of move, and the latter tends to be more favorable, I do not think it's a no-brainer. The reason I will submit my tax return on April 17 and not over a week ago is that I see very little daylight between...