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Foreign pilots now allowed to apply for a Green Card?

Old 7th Oct 2021, 17:47
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Originally Posted by zerograv View Post
Thanks for that !!!

Probably you meant to write the ATS (instead of the ATM) focuses more on Part 135 rules.

During the previous century (in the nineties) I obtained an FAA Aircraft Dispatcher (ADX) licence. Would that be of any help towards an ATP, or it's not the case ? In any case, it would be convenient to go through the whole updated database again, as it has been a while.
Yes, corrected that to say the ATS focuses on 135. I also took the ADX when it was free at a FSS as prep for the ATP before Sheppard Air and Gleim. Then figured I was halfway there so called the FAA office and took the practical exam. The question banks have been updated (no longer 727 performance problems, now it’s 737 for most of the questions) but there is still about a 98% overlap between the two exams. Always wanted to call Dispatch and confirm the proper entry into a holding pattern but never had the chance. A weekend of review with Sheppard or Gleim should get you up to speed.
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Old 8th Oct 2021, 12:04
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how does the tax system work in the U.S? Universal federal tax rate or do individual states have their own tax system?
If my employer is based in New York, and I am based in Greenboro Alabama, do I pay New York or Alabama tax?
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Old 8th Oct 2021, 12:48
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Originally Posted by IBE8720 View Post
how does the tax system work in the U.S? Universal federal tax rate or do individual states have their own tax system?
If my employer is based in New York, and I am based in Greenboro Alabama, do I pay New York or Alabama tax?
It’s a bit of both. You’ll pay federal tax on your wages and then state tax, based on your state of residence. There are some states that will require additional but fairly small taxes, if you are based there. So, for example you work for a company headquartered in New York but lived in Florida and you were based in New Jersey. You’d pay federal taxes, no state tax for Florida (FL doesn’t do state taxes) and a small amount of taxes for NJ that covers things like parental leave.

It’s been a while, so I forget the specifics but you should get the idea and remember…NEVER take financial or monetary advice from a pilot.
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 13:49
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Thanks for the advice. Any non pilot accountant onhere that would like to answer some questions... PM please.
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 14:32
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Originally Posted by IBE8720 View Post
Thanks for the advice. Any non pilot accountant onhere that would like to answer some questions... PM please.
There are dedicated tax consultants that specialise in pilot taxes. Simply Google “Pilot Taxes” and check out the results.
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 20:27
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Bf has just applied for I-140 NIW category as an airline pilot from Canada. We did not use any lawfirm, just did it on our own. It is not that complicated. He has a really good case, so we will see how it goes. We have really nothing to lose, except for 700$ US
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 01:12
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Originally Posted by Ana_stasiia View Post
Bf has just applied for I-140 NIW category as an airline pilot from Canada. We did not use any lawfirm, just did it on our own. It is not that complicated. He has a really good case, so we will see how it goes. We have really nothing to lose, except for 700$ US
Hey Ana,

Does the Bf have a master's degree in aviation?

Cheers
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 15:55
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Originally Posted by Climb150 View Post
Hey Ana,

Does the Bf have a master's degree in aviation?

Cheers
Well, he has received his Bachelor's in France, but we did not do conversion, just added the Diplomas.. But he has 10,000h total flight time, 15 years experience working in airlines, ATC certificate, and worked as an AT controller in the French Air Force.. so, I hope it will be a good case for them.. We tried to prove in the self-petition letter, how the US will benefit from approving the petition, especially, since they are expecting a huge shortage of pilots. They already charged the fee from the CC, so, I guess, we will find out the answer pretty soon.
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 01:46
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Good luck.

Keep us posted.
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Old 24th Oct 2021, 02:13
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https://geckoaviation.com/atlas-air-...t-information/

Looks like Atlas is now beginning to sponsor foreign pilots…
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Old 24th Oct 2021, 04:22
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Originally Posted by Sunrig View Post
https://geckoaviation.com/atlas-air-...t-information/

Looks like Atlas is now beginning to sponsor foreign pilots…
Yeah; but it’s non-immigrant. So can’t apply for permanent residency and once you get canned or quit you need to leave. And I’m sure there will be a “you can’t leave for anyone here”- clause…
It is said that management wants to take advantage of the situation in Hong Kong and poach out Cathay Crews, so there will be a preference set up already, Australians and British.
Also, I read Atlas is a nightmare to work for…
But let’s see what happens in 2022…
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Old 24th Oct 2021, 09:22
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Originally Posted by SuperSmart666 View Post
It is said that management wants to take advantage of the situation in Hong Kong and poach out Cathay Crews, so there will be a preference set up already, Australians and British.
Also, I read Atlas is a nightmare to work for…
But let’s see what happens in 2022…

Out of the frying pan and into the fire for CX crew?

At least CX crew wouldn't have to put up with the stupid COVID situation and rules in Asia no more.
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Old 28th Oct 2021, 07:20
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I'm interested too but can't find a solid answer anywhere.

Just few websites and videos so if anyone gets some information please share it with us.
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Old 30th Oct 2021, 15:35
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I contacted few lawyers. Some say it's not true, we can't have a green card as pilot, some say yes it's possible. So I don't know if it's true or not.
after for those who say yes the fees change from 11000$us to 17000$us without guarantees of success. I find it's a lot of money and even more when you convert that in Canadian. And you have to add around 5000$us for the conversion of the license.
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Old 30th Oct 2021, 15:43
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Originally Posted by Ana_stasiia View Post
Bf has just applied for I-140 NIW category as an airline pilot from Canada. We did not use any lawfirm, just did it on our own. It is not that complicated. He has a really good case, so we will see how it goes. We have really nothing to lose, except for 700$ US
Hello Ana.Im really interested about the case of your friend because I have the same curriculum. So if you can give us some news I will really appreciate.
also do you know the exact name of his degree. Because we don't have a bachelor degree in France.
Thanks​​​​​​​
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 09:09
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Guys, the only ones who succeeded are not the average pilots. They were TRIs/TREs, lecturers, management pilots, test pilots,...not basic captains. 15 years in the industry and more than 10000h. With a good lawyer and most of all with top notch references from high profile indutry experts. And they already had their FAA ATP to help the case. If you go for the visa first and the licence after, you don't understand how things work.
Going without a lawyer is in theory possible, but you don't stand a chance. Again, if you go without a good lawyer, you don't understand how things work in the US.
The point of the EB2-NIW is to show that you have extraordinary skills and credentials.
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 15:09
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Originally Posted by Newcomer2 View Post
Guys, the only ones who succeeded are not the average pilots. They were TRIs/TREs, lecturers, management pilots, test pilots,...not basic captains. 15 years in the industry and more than 10000h. With a good lawyer and most of all with top notch references from high profile indutry experts. And they already had their FAA ATP to help the case. If you go for the visa first and the licence after, you don't understand how things work.
Going without a lawyer is in theory possible, but you don't stand a chance. Again, if you go without a good lawyer, you don't understand how things work in the US.
The point of the EB2-NIW is to show that you have extraordinary skills and credentials.
Hello.
It's seems you know somethings that we don't. Are you working for immigration or for a lawyer?
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 16:07
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Originally Posted by Newcomer2 View Post
Guys, the only ones who succeeded are not the average pilots. They were TRIs/TREs, lecturers, management pilots, test pilots,...not basic captains. 15 years in the industry and more than 10000h. With a good lawyer and most of all with top notch references from high profile indutry experts. And they already had their FAA ATP to help the case. If you go for the visa first and the licence after, you don't understand how things work.
Going without a lawyer is in theory possible, but you don't stand a chance. Again, if you go without a good lawyer, you don't understand how things work in the US.
The point of the EB2-NIW is to show that you have extraordinary skills and credentials.
Newcomer is spot on. You will occasionally find an exception to this but it is rare.
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 16:51
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Isn’t this visa originally addressed
at people working in science/research etc…? Thats why it is asking for advanced degree, peer review, outstanding achievements and so on. None of these is usually part of a pilot’s career. Many of us have degrees, but not aviation related. Even an MBA in aviation management has almost nothing to do with piloting. TRI/TRE/Management pilots are also nothing extraordinary in this matter, unless they pulled a Sully or similar. Not many higher rank captains are going to give up their seniority and home to start over as an FO at a regional. If they really want this to happen, they should give pilot specific requirements, which are aimed at younger A320 FOs who are -in my opinion- the most suitable to start a new life there.
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Old 2nd Nov 2021, 09:47
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how many joining atlas like this ? Many Australian coming ? Mood of the local may not be good
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