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    Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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    van Niekerk
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    Sep 2017
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    Cape Town
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  1. Hi Dreamland. How are the nerves, insomnia and numbers going? FYI, 3 months in and I managed to open my first account today. Super excited as credit score is therefore on the rise. Health and life insurances sorted. Telkom finally sorted (it takes 5 months in total to get their zero balance invoice). As everyone will have mentioned, SABC TV License is impossible to cancel. Start now if you can. It seems Vodacom is cancelling as they should. We have 3 more numbers to cancel, just be aware of when your contracts expire. Other that that, still the best decision. We are truly happy. All the best to you and yours.
  2. Hi All. Getting ready for our first winter. Was wearing 3 layers and neighbor came out wearing a no sleeve top. Ouch. Anyway, just a quick one on your experience please. Have a year to plan, so best to start now. Does anyone have their children in a Charter School? What are the pros and cons? Private School is out, we will never be able to afford that. Options really are moving to better school district and going public or staying in a great area with bad school district and then sending my child to a charter school. TIA
  3. Spot on SJ272!
  4. Thank you guys. I could have done some research myself. My apologies. Slightly overwhelmed at the moment as each thing I search ends up sending me a million job opportunities for LYFT or Uber. Spent entire morning unsubscribing to things I never even signed up for. Anyway, thank you again.
  5. Easier said than done. Best of luck with that.
  6. Hi All. Just a quick question. I am not entirely sure if I want to go this route again or not, but first I need to know if we may open a LLC on permanent resident status. If so, any recommendations of someone that could assist please. Thank you.
  7. Hi Dreamland. We were 42XXXX, As the numbers started coming in it looked as if we may have interviews Aug. That changed quite quickly and we ended up going 8 June. Hang in there. It might be sooner than you think.
  8. O Dreamland, so very happy my year of waiting in total anticipation is over. Really, best of luck, especially the nerves. If I may, what is you number and where are they on numbers at the moment?
  9. [at] dreamland - Best of luck. My child has his birthday in December. I believe your child will need to have his/her birthday by September to see which grade they will slot into. Mine is doing Grade 5 again though. I am actually happy about that, it gives him some familiarity with things they did back home and eases him in to US schooling in his second language. Best of luck.
  10. Hi Suzy Not sure how long you will be on your LSD trip. We have just gone through/busy will everything. We went to Social Security a day after we arrived and they said we are too quick. We went back a week later and they said from the day we went in it should take around 10 - 15 days. We received SS within 8 days. This is what we used to open Bank of America. Our GC arrived yesterday. 3 weeks exactly it took. (They say between 4-6 weeks) The address on the SS once delivered should suffice. Best of luck.
  11. Thank you all. I think it will be worth our while to just wait it out. I am sure we will receive it as soon as they can as everything (as you well know) works as it should and there should be no unnecessary delays from their side. Other than that we are all settling well. My child is super happy at school and it seems he is coping pretty well with this big change. Again, so very thankful for this opportunity.
  12. Hi all. Just want to confirm if anyone know please. How long before we would receive GC in mail. In Pennsylvania they issue a one year drivers on your passport/visa but four years with the GC, so we are just looking to see if it is worth waiting for them. TIA
  13. Thank you so much. Going through the initial teething problems of waiting for social security which we should have by latest Wednesday. In all honesty, I am taking a well deserved "holiday" whilst waiting for it. No holiday in the past 5 years due to working for myself, so I am having a ball with no worries.
  14. After the most exhausting year of our lives we finally arrived in the US yesterday. Border control being the last stop of this process had us worried as we are not in until they pass us. What an experience. They were so friendly and welcoming. What a surprise. As expected we ended up having to cancel almost everything twice in SA as you need to follow up on everything. Even Telkom which I thought was done properly I had to go and pay them 1c. Yes, 1c. So today it all begins. We are so ready for this. [at]LIzekie. Congrats. A journey well worth it.
  15. Thank you so much. I got the 3 months on FDA as well, however for tourist visits only. Could not find anything concrete on permanent move. I agree, All disclosed in sealed medical docs, will be sealed and luckily my husband does not take well on generic, so all FDA approved. Great. Yes, we are 4 days from moving out of our house. Thank you so much for well wishes. We really are so ready to leave SA. Sadly, it is just getting worse by the day.