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Jun 21st 2015, 3:22 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,298
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: Getting kids back in school?

Thanks. We've emailed the schools to see what they say. If they have no issues with it that's exactly we'll do.
Jun 21st 2015, 1:49 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,298
Posted By jamm13dodger

Getting kids back in school?

WE move back in a little over a week. We will be back into our old village and house 2 weeks before the end of the UK term. Do we need to put the kids back into school for those 2 weeks?

They...
Jun 6th 2015, 9:10 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 6,786
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: Cannot get a job in UK

Sounds familiar - sorry to say this may just be the state of the job market right now. I can't see this changing any time soon either.
Jun 4th 2015, 10:44 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,969
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: Applying to jobs before moving back progress so far...

If you are a highly sought commodity and can be available within a reasonable timescale I think most people will be willing to wait/compromise during the recruitment phase.

If however you have a...
Jun 4th 2015, 10:39 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 6,786
Posted By jamm13dodger

Question Re: Cannot get a job in UK

Not always the case I'm afraid, many of our projects in my firm are very short time scales and we need someone who can hit the ground running. Our PMs rarely have the luxury of time or training.
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May 31st 2015, 12:53 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,349
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: Customs form C-3?

Sorry to jump in on this one but we are completing this at the moment too.

Do they really want me to list underpants and socks I've purchased in the last 6 months or are they only interested in...
Forum: USA
Oct 26th 2014, 2:51 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: Duty when bringing a vehicle back to the UK

In that case financing should make no difference as long as the bike is paid off first. Thanks for the replies everyone.
Forum: USA
Oct 25th 2014, 3:30 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By jamm13dodger

Duty when bringing a vehicle back to the UK

We are 6 months into our move to Austin TX and I am looking into buying a motorcycle. The decision to stay hasn't been made yet but I want to make sure that if we don't I can take the bike back to...
Forum: USA
May 13th 2014, 12:01 am
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: SSN needed for joint Tax return

The SS office. The guidelines on completing the forms state "5. If you check “Legal Alien Not Allowed to Work” or “Other,” you must provide a document from a
U.S. Federal, State, or local...
Forum: USA
May 11th 2014, 3:26 am
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: SSN needed for joint Tax return

Thanks for the replies everyone.

Kids are enrolled in school now and no SSN was needed. We left it for my wife as they were a bit iffy about providing it if my wife wasn't going to work. The...
Forum: USA
May 7th 2014, 12:18 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By jamm13dodger

SSN needed for joint Tax return

We recently moved to TX on an E2 visa and my application for SSn was completed yesterday. My wife doesn't intend to work and the kids dont need an SSN to get enrolled but I wonder if we will need...
Forum: USA
Apr 20th 2014, 11:35 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By jamm13dodger

Can I enrol my child in a school outside our zone?

We have just moved to Bee cave, Austin, TX. We are in temporary accommodation for the next 55 days but want to get the kids enrolled in their schools before the holidays.

My daughter will be fine...
Apr 6th 2014, 3:15 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,285
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: EB1 eligibility

Sounds entirely feasible according to http://www.workpermit.com/us/investor_eb1.htm

I guess you need to just apply and wait and see what they say?

Regards, Rob.
Forum: USA
Mar 23rd 2014, 10:43 am
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By jamm13dodger

Where to get Visa photographs done

Hi, our relocation lawyers have recommended Snappy Snaps but they are miles from where we live. Is there another chain that people can recommend for US visa photographs?

Thanks, Rob.
Forum: USA
Mar 15th 2014, 8:31 am
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By jamm13dodger

List of things to cancel?

Is there a list on the wiki or similar with a good guideline to all the things we need to cancel when moving to the USA? Sky, Telephone, Gas, Electric, etc?

Thanks, Rob.
Forum: USA
Mar 11th 2014, 5:53 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: How to get school transcripts?

We are moving to Austin. Scared witless but excited at the same time. :rofl:

How about you?
Forum: USA
Mar 11th 2014, 7:33 am
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By jamm13dodger

How to get school transcripts?

Can anyone tell me how to get school transcripts and indeed if I need to?

we will be moving to Texas soon and I have a child in year 7 and 5 at UK schools.

I've tried to search but no luck at...
Forum: USA
Mar 8th 2014, 6:46 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,666
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: Questions about Austin, TX

Yep, the relocation package includes up to 60 days accommodation for us which they will arrange in an area we both agree on. We just got back from a weeks fact finding and think we want to be living...
Forum: USA
Mar 8th 2014, 6:20 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,666
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: Questions about Austin, TX

Wow, 13 months turning into 14 years is some surprise.Glad it all worked out for you. We're going out there with the view that even if we come back it will have been an interesting change. We will be...
Forum: USA
Mar 7th 2014, 7:54 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,666
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: Questions about Austin, TX

Well I got the job offer today, great relocation package but they want me there on the 7th of April. Boy it's going to be tough to clear the house and get everything else sorted in time. Looking...
Forum: USA
Mar 4th 2014, 6:24 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,505
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: Offered job but told to do the visa legwork on your own?

Doh! Sorry, not sure how I missed that in the OP.
Forum: USA
Mar 4th 2014, 6:15 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,505
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: Offered job but told to do the visa legwork on your own?

Any word on what state they are in? Something your friend may need to think about is that some states are "at will" states which means they can terminate your employment pretty much at any time they...
Forum: USA
Mar 3rd 2014, 7:20 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,559
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: Gated Communities - Austin, TX

The main problem I think you will have is that the airport is south east. The gated communities seem to be concentrated to the West. You might want to think about somewhere like Circle C or Steiner...
Forum: USA
Mar 3rd 2014, 6:05 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,559
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: Gated Communities - Austin, TX

Not sure Austin and Houston are comparable in this though. From what we saw in Austin (and what I've read) the gated bit refers to a gate which is not guarded or even closed most of the time. Not...
Forum: USA
Mar 3rd 2014, 5:53 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,559
Posted By jamm13dodger

Re: Gated Communities - Austin, TX

We've just spent a week in Austin checking the place out in anticipation of a job offer there.

I've also spent hours on the Austin City Forums page reading about a lot of the different areas.
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