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Forum: USA
Jun 20th 2014, 12:20 am
Replies: 15
Views: 5,527
Posted By docholywood

Re: Car: Buying vs Leasing, for a new immigrant.

Re how long is left on your visa vs new car in 3 years. Cross that bridge when you get there (I.e buy a car) or just do a lease now for the duration of your visa, stick with it and if you have...
Forum: USA
Jun 19th 2014, 10:32 am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,425
Posted By docholywood

Re: London to Santa Monica - Cost of Living help

In my experience and listening to other expats with your needs:

In Santa Monica /brentwood area- 7k - 9k / month on rent to start with for decent 4 bed with pool in good school district.

Full...
May 26th 2012, 3:12 am
Replies: 67
Views: 8,682
Posted By docholywood

Re: Expats - Listen Up!

Yup it's awesome, I was missing Radio 2....on BB Curve 9320 and works really well.
Forum: USA
Jan 28th 2012, 1:21 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,439
Posted By docholywood

Re: Experiences in San Diego

$7.50 for a small robinsons barley or ribena?...may as well drink Dom
Forum: USA
Jan 25th 2012, 5:57 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By docholywood

Re: Moving a dog to the usa

Hi there

What a lovely pup you have!

We have just flown our Lab from Heathrow to LAX in California with Virgin. They let you book with them directly - very simple and easy experience actually....
Forum: USA
Jan 15th 2012, 4:06 am
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By docholywood

Re: Just arrived in LA - quick hi and question!

I have just re - read the post about texas insurance - and see it was 6 months...now my rental quote seems more on par with that but I still hope (in vain) that it is going to be a touch cheaper than...
Forum: USA
Jan 15th 2012, 3:20 am
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By docholywood

Re: Just arrived in LA - quick hi and question!

I am actually fully expecting it to be quite expensive for my auto insurance, but taking your figures for example, the $900 from just one month in a rental could pay nearly a quarter of my yearly...
Forum: USA
Jan 15th 2012, 3:04 am
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By docholywood

Re: Just arrived in LA - quick hi and question!

Yes the collision damage waiver is what I currently do not have. eeek. Unfortunately I do not have amex and am unlikely to get it in time to be covered.


Searching on the internet doesn't...
Forum: USA
Jan 14th 2012, 8:41 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By docholywood

Just arrived in LA - quick hi and question!

Hey folks!

Sorry this is quick as we have 100's to do and not a lot of time.

I intended to write up a bit of a diary but it just has not been possible in the time we had to get ready - but I...
Forum: USA
Dec 10th 2011, 6:18 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,862
Posted By docholywood

Re: Cost of eye care Uk vs USA?

This is all brilliant info thanks folks - turns out when I went to look I asked them to tighten up one if the screws whilst I was there. Technician comes out apologising profusely as he's broken the...
Forum: USA
Nov 22nd 2011, 8:37 am
Replies: 35
Views: 7,862
Posted By docholywood

Re: Cost of eye care Uk vs USA?

Wow you can even get eye/optical insurance in the US?? Next you'll be able to insure your fingernails!

I will def get my pair here as the fx equivalent of £400 upwards is outrageous! I use vision...
Forum: USA
Nov 21st 2011, 10:29 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,862
Posted By docholywood

Cost of eye care Uk vs USA?

Sorry folks, quick question- I'm getting new glasses tomorrow but just thought if I take my prescription to USA in January it might be cheaper?

I don't have a bottom of a coke bottle...
Forum: USA
Nov 1st 2011, 10:16 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,163
Posted By docholywood

Re: I made it

Well done for keeping your head -I know it can be tough especially after a long flight and all the stress with pets kids etc. I was like "yes sir no sir three bags full sir" to everything at...
Oct 26th 2011, 5:08 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 612
Posted By docholywood

E2 Employee Application - Began DS160 Today!

So I have got my contract in place and the terms are mostly in line with my expectations / needs so it is full steam ahead for my Visa application!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::eek:

I have begun filling...
Oct 26th 2011, 4:52 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By docholywood

Re: Wedding register USA-where to request gift vouchers for?

Brilliant folks that's awesome - I wouldn't have considered that people would have problems paying for gift vouchers from UK so the options of Amazon.com or loading a kind of 'charge card' are pretty...
Oct 25th 2011, 8:11 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By docholywood

Wedding register USA-where to request gift vouchers for?

Hi All!

What with getting married 'n all people want a wedding register but we obviously don't need more stuff to export and don't want uk appliances so we've hit upon the idea of instead of...
Oct 18th 2011, 1:29 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By docholywood

Re: Approved

Well done and congrats! You make it sound so easy!
Forum: USA
Oct 18th 2011, 1:23 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,587
Posted By docholywood

Re: Landlords insurance

Good question that I need an answer to too! Think though that if it is only uk residents I will have to put it in the name of a family member. They won't mind but it is a hassle for me :thumbdown:
Forum: USA
Jul 31st 2011, 9:16 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,106
Posted By docholywood

Re: Credit card bills back in UK? What

Can you please advise how you arrange payment of student loan internationally? Do you just agree a cushy non income based figure and that's it or is it still income linked? If mine was they'd want...
Forum: USA
Jul 15th 2011, 6:15 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,987
Posted By docholywood

Re: Brit Expat- no credit- CAR LOANS!! help!

Great info I'll check that out - did the rates seem competitive vs what a local would get? Would you mind sharing what deposit they expected and monthly installments you paid?
Forum: USA
Jul 13th 2011, 7:40 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By docholywood

Re: Check list for moving to US

Fair enough didn't realise spend to available funds ratio was a factor- always understood it didn't matter as long as the balance was paid in full. I'm off to get an Amex anyway they targeted me in a...
Forum: USA
Jul 11th 2011, 10:01 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By docholywood

Re: Check list for moving to US

Isn't a 10k limit only useful if you are able to Pay off the 10k expenditure in your next statement with Amex?

The point with credit is to be able to use it as a short to mid term I.e couple of...
Jul 5th 2011, 7:19 am
Replies: 19
Views: 6,381
Posted By docholywood

Re: Cars, Buy or Lease

Would you mind telling me what the monthly on that lease for a tiguan is please and the mrsp? I'm trying to figure out what I can afford.

Thanks in advance
Forum: USA
Jul 4th 2011, 12:39 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,963
Posted By docholywood

Re: UK citizen now in UK-USC wife in US wanting to commence divorce proceedings

Instead of lapsing your GC should you not fill out the form to relinquish it? Surely being lax about it is stopping 1 person from entering sooner?

Not sure if this is how it works and someone...
Jun 15th 2011, 6:18 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By docholywood

Re: Shippers Arrive Tomorrow

Wow cool! Good luck and report back your story of arrival! I can't remember your story, is it a family move? Who did you use for shipping?
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