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Old 11th Apr 2023, 22:37
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Originally Posted by Capn Rex Havoc
For info -
If you are going for your Green Card and are currently flying on international ops, you are unable to leave the US while they are processing you. One of my mates has be restricted to domestic ops only for the past 9 months.
True, kinda.

If an applicants work requires travel during processing, they may apply for advance parole. Essentially a piece of paper that allows them to get back into the U.S. without violating the change of status provisions. Can be used on an unlimited basis.

On the other hand, your mate may already know this and prefers a domestic only schedule. South America double red eyes etc ….
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Old 12th Apr 2023, 00:06
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Processing times

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How long did it take you to get it right before filing and for the green card to be granted? As you said EB2 should b3 quite similar.
the most reliable source for questions on this matter is the immigration office itself (USCIS), each case is different so it is not worth taking someone else’s case to get a footprint expectation. This website gives you times : https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/
just browse either The Texas or Nebraska service center and you can get an idea of times as of today.
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Old 12th Apr 2023, 04:10
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but the EB2 is 5 years renewable, and you can get a green card out of it, a good long-term solution for guys wanting to make a life over there
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Old 12th Apr 2023, 09:10
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Question for those of you flying in the US now as FO's:

What is everyone logging for the equivalent of ICUS back home? Any time you're PF, any time you're PF only with a LCA/OE, or nothing?

Thanks
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Old 12th Apr 2023, 13:20
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Originally Posted by Capn Rex Havoc
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If you are going for your Green Card and are currently flying on international ops, you are unable to leave the US while they are processing you. One of my mates has be restricted to domestic ops only for the past 9 months.
Not correct. You can apply for what’s called “Advanced Parole” and that allows you to exit and re enter the US while your application is being processed. I did it. It’s another application that you apply for and pay for, when you file your initial application for permanent residency.
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Old 12th Apr 2023, 13:37
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Originally Posted by VH-RME
Question for those of you flying in the US now as FO's:

What is everyone logging for the equivalent of ICUS back home? Any time you're PF, any time you're PF only with a LCA/OE, or nothing?

Thanks
Co-pilot time.
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Old 12th Apr 2023, 14:55
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I have helped a fair few people process their green card via a DV lottery win, and one thing I have come to realize is that getting bogged down in the finer details isn't really worth your time or effort until you have a clearly defined path to a green card. People get green cards through a variety of methods and they all have their own little quirks and gotchas that might not necessarily be applicable to someone else's path.

People ask me all the time about the finer details of the process before they even get a lottery win. It's all very complicated and the effort it takes to explain it all is pretty much useless unless they have a win already.
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So the same advice applies for people here. Either get yourself a lottery win, a spouse, or the all of the stuff you need to even consider the EB stream in place before you start thinking about the minute details.

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Old 23rd Apr 2023, 15:54
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While the US regionals have apparently slowed down hiring F/Os (and hence E3s), Frontier is still taking E3s. Start on post #3858 in this thread for mention of recent Frontier E3 activity. What's not obvious to me is whether these pilots going to Frontier on E3s are jumping from a US regional job...or off the boat from Australia. I'm guessing regional jump:

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/f...ining-387.html

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Old 24th Apr 2023, 03:28
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn
..getting bogged down in the finer details..
But that's all we do as Strayans.
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Old 24th Apr 2023, 03:30
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
While the US regionals have apparently slowed down hiring F/Os (and hence E3s), Frontier is still taking E3s. Start on post #3858 in this thread for mention of recent Frontier E3 activity. What's not obvious to me is whether these pilots going to Frontier on E3s are jumping from a US regional job...or off the boat from Australia. I'm guessing regional jump:

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/f...ining-387.html
Believe my lot (5Y) still taking them also.
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Old 25th Apr 2023, 09:29
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
While the US regionals have apparently slowed down hiring F/Os (and hence E3s), Frontier is still taking E3s. Start on post #3858 in this thread for mention of recent Frontier E3 activity. What's not obvious to me is whether these pilots going to Frontier on E3s are jumping from a US regional job...or off the boat from Australia. I'm guessing regional jump:

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/f...ining-387.html
I know a few who have made the jump over to F9 from US regional carriers. Another person I know locked in a virtual interview recently, while still being in Australia and has no previous 121 time.

They do however have a significant number of total, turbine and multi-engine hours.
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Old 25th Apr 2023, 11:03
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An American carrier has recently opened a SYD base….. rumour only
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Old 25th Apr 2023, 12:24
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An American carrier has recently opened a SYD base….. rumour only
Kalitta?
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Old 25th Apr 2023, 12:29
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Originally Posted by Captain.Crunch
I know a few who have made the jump over to F9 from US regional carriers. Another person I know locked in a virtual interview recently, while still being in Australia and has no previous 121 time.
C.C,

Makes sense. Since Part 121 time isn't a requirement, F9 will just have that person get an E3.

Most regionals currently seem to be very interested in people who have Part 121 time so they can be upgraded in short order to fix the capt/FO imbalance they face. F9 doesn't have such an imbalance.

Interesting times for sure.
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Old 25th Apr 2023, 18:23
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Also plenty making the jump from regionals to NK. Seen at least a dozen Aussies over the last month in FLL. Lots of opportunity for those looking.
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Old 26th Apr 2023, 07:36
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An American carrier has recently opened a SYD base….. rumour only
Do tell?
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Old 26th Apr 2023, 09:01
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It’s one of the majors….. goes with the increase in capacity. FOs circa 280K USD
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Old 26th Apr 2023, 12:23
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Originally Posted by A320 Flyer
It’s one of the majors….. goes with the increase in capacity. FOs circa 280K USD
Come oooon...tell us who it is.
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Old 26th Apr 2023, 15:35
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Originally Posted by A320 Flyer
It’s one of the majors….. goes with the increase in capacity. FOs circa 280K USD
Is this $280k a number guys already on property achieved doing covid flying with all the extra add pay? Or is this something attainable for a new hire? And if it is add pay numbers, is the flying still yielding this type of add pay? Or is this year 12 FO pay? Or is this pay only attainable by working right up to FAR limits and having minimum days off?

The devil is always in the details. But I think purporting this as someone can get hired with our mystery carrier, be Sydney based, and also start on USD$280k might be a little fanciful.
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Old 26th Apr 2023, 15:56
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Originally Posted by A320 Flyer
It’s one of the majors….. goes with the increase in capacity. FOs circa 280K USD
Gotta be United
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