Posted by wr on February 11, 2005 at 10:13:49:
In Reply to: Re: K1 VISA INTERVIEW!!! posted by Tatyana on February 10, 2005 at 02:34:57:
On the day my fiancee arrived in USA, she applied for the Social Security (SS) card number. The SS# arrived a few weeks later in the mail. The ss# is needed for car drivers license and to open our joint bank account. She applied for the Sate of Illinois identification card (State ID) which she used to get a library card and for registering to attend college. The state ID made for less documents to show when getting the drivers license.
We married in a nearby county that gives the marriage license the same day when we married. I had the Adjustment of Status (AOS) application ready which needed only the attached marriage license and a few official signatures. That AOS when submitted to INS (now USCIS) began the long wait for green card (GC) processing to finally get the GC 37 months later. INS(USCIS) webpage stated wait for GC would be 22 months. Advance Parole was received 2 months later than the webpage said it was in the mail.
Available shops and transportation depends on the location location of your home.
We have less than 5 minute walk to small stores and magazine with to strip mall shops and some restaurants. A 15 minute drive by car reaches several stores where most of the employees speak Ukrainian, Russian, or Polish. Those stores have sunflower oil from Ukraine and chocolate candies from Kharkiv; and many other foods enjoyed by Ukrainians. Fortunately there is a bakery (owner baker is from Minsk) that makes break the same as dense brown bread made in Kharkov.
My employeer has 15 minivan buses for very low cost to employees to travel to/from work.
The average neonatal nurse in USA has more medical knowledge and skill than the average pediatrician-physician in Ukraine, to perform quality care to an infant.
Americans are not as educated as you; they are educated differently. Some of the difference is in the freedom to self-manage and self-propel to excellence. The local school for children 9th thru 12th school year provides college level courses in math, chemistry, biology, and language. Some Ukrainian students find it difficult to perform at the same level as when in Ukraine. Our local school has performance reports sent home only 4 times per year. In Ukraine reports come home each school day which provides more management by teacher and parent. Many 11 and 12 year students attend evening classes at the local college, and 90 % of the local 12 year students enter college after graduating from the 12th year.
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