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  • First Name
    Wayne
  • Last Name
    Mallalieu
  • SA Location
    Blairgowrie, Randburg
  • Language
    Afrikaans/English
  1. So finally got the copies notarized at the bank. But what a mission. Took the IRS instructions with that said what they need to do and still got a "well we don't notarize documents but signatures" Yes I understand that ma'am, but this is what the IRS says. "Ok let me check with someone else". She comes back and says she can't notarize the document, but if I write a statement and sign it then she will notarize my signature. So I write that this is a true copy of the original, sign it and print my name and she stamps them signs them and uses her seal on them. Does she understand that by doing that it actually applies to the entire peice of paper?? I remember in SA you go into any Police station and anyone there just stamps your docs and signs it done. Oh Well lets hope the IRS is now happy
  2. Can any tell me if they have had their SA passport certified while in the USA? I need to have a copy of my childs passport certified for the IRS and can't find anybody that can do it. Have been to the bank, post office, police station and city accounts. Spoke to a Notary that said they can only notarize a signature not a document. Should I call the IRS and ask them? Any assistance is appreciated Thanks
  3. Hi Malamute Do you know of anyone that has had to do this in the past? Just wondering if anyone has any advice on the issue, seems the only way to get an ITIN for him is to submit a W-7 together with the return. Filling in the form is not the problem, it's the time it's going to take to get a result as to the tax issue, if we owe or not.
  4. I know I am posting this in general, but that's cause I think it will be seen here. Let me start by saying we have been here since Sept 2010 and are going back in April My wife and I are preparing our tax and both have a SSN but my son doesn't. We don't own a house(rent) or a car(lease) so our only deduction/ credit can be our son. But in order to put him in the return we need an ITIN for him. If we don't claim him we owe about $2200 in taxes which we don't have. So he is our only saving grace (sounds bad). Has anyone ever had to get an ITIN? I spoke to the IRS but they seem clueless and say you can only get one when you send in your returns. We leaving in 99 days and need to know the outcome before then so we can make a plan (don't know what the plan would be though as we live paycheck to paychek) Any help would be appreciated Thanks P.S. I called the SA consulate in New York and got no help (typical government)
  5. Hey all So things are coming together here in the states for me and the family. We are pretty settled just need to still get my driving license (been driving with me SA one and haven't been stopped yet). In Saratoga Springs, NY it is f-ing chillies at the moment. We are looking for some good old SA products (Oros, Tex, lunch bar) the chocolate here is not proper chocolate. Can anyone tell me a good place to order SA products from? Thanks Twiggs. P.S. I made a biltong drying box so we can at least enjoy that
  6. Hey all Been a while since I posted on here. We are staying in Saratoga Springs in New York State, about 30 miles from Albany. How do we go about finding out if there are any other South African's in the area? Looking for 'n bietjie :censored: praat if you know what I mean later
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    Lots Of Questions

    Hey SAUSA So we landed on Sunday and it was a real eye opener. Firstly we were over weight with 3 bags so had to pay $450 in SA but other than that the 15 hour flight to Atlanta was not that bad. We adjusting ok just have to get used to the food, trial and error as to what my son likes and doesn't like. Also our "wireless" internet is not working for some reason (technician is going to fix it hopefully). So I have had to buy a cable to connect to the modem. Must say it is rather freaky seing people driving on the "wrong" side of the road and the size of the "bakkies". But we are really happy and our place is basically brand new which is cool. Also all the things you hear about Walmart are wierd I think it is the greatest store ever. Any way better get some shut eye, this jet lag can take it out of you Peace out Twiggs
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    Hey all. So we land on sunday. Am getting excited and nervous at the same time. We fly from jhb to atlanta and then on to albany. Must say the experiences we have had with americans so far have been really cool, and they have been very helpful. I told my wife she has 2 put up with 2 kids for a while as I have never been out the country. Can't wait. Later ppl
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    Lots Of Questions

    Only 24 days left in SA. Am getting really nervous and excited now. Also got confirmation that We doing the right thing. Two crime incidents really close to home this weekend that just shows That we must leave. Just stressing that there is something that I have forgotten to cancel. Any tips on the best time to get dollars, at the airport just before we go, a week before? Chat later
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    Lots Of Questions

    So I finish work this Friday. Can't believe it's only 5 weeks till we fly. Getting really excited but also a bit nervous (presume this is normal?) Anyone got some advice on what to remember not to forget? Later twiggs
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    Thanks for the well wishes slaptjips and janneman, can't wait. [at]Janneman, I think my dad has plans on how to make a biltong drying machine. You prepare and put the meat in and by the 3rd day it is ready to eat. Will see if I can get hold of it and distribute. Have a good weekend everyone (know I will) Oh and go the bokke and Spain (I know, but have always liked them) Twiggs
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    Lots Of Questions

    Hey all So just came back from the consulate after our interview and, WOOHOOO our visa's are approved. Now it is REALLY happening. Booking the flights asap and will be leaving SA on the 4th September. Was super nervous and stressing before (usually I am really calm and never phased by anything). But my wife calmed me down saying to just answer if they ask anything. They were all really friendly and helpful and the only reason it took and hour and a half was cause you had to wait for other people (lots) but the whole thing was a pleasure. Sorry I really want to swear and carry on like someone that one the lottery. gotta go calm down Twiggs
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    Hey All Finally recieved our package from the Lawyers and have made our appointment at the consulate for 9 July. My wife has an approved L1-B visa but we still have to go for the interview. Is there anything we need to know or stress about? We are really getting excited about arriving in the US. Should be flying out on 4 september if all goes well at the interview. Also how easy is it to send money back to SA (have to try look after the parents) Twiggs
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    Lots Of Questions

    Hey all. It's been a while been hectic with work and stuff. I have some more questions, so please bear with me: My son turns 4 in December, obviosuly here he is at creche. I have heard that daycare is expensive there. Can anyone give me some info on the prices? I have heard that 1 parent works and the other stays to look after the child and goes to daycare maybe twice a week? Can we as a family of 3 survive on $1500 a month after rent is paid for daycare, car payments and food? Think I am starting to stress a bit as we are due to leave in about 18 weeks. Thanks Twiggs
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    Lots Of Questions

    Thanks Gman. Besides it being a bit of a mission to get the licence is it terribly hard? So do we just go and apply for a SSN Oscar?
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